Substitute David Symington's second-half goal earned Carlisle a point against strugglers Scunthorpe.

The 18-year-old scored a superb free-kick just three minutes after coming off the bench.

Scunthorpe had gone ahead through Karl Hawley, a former Carlisle striker, who finished from Tom Newey's drilled ball across goal.

The result means the Iron slip in to the League One drop zone while Carlisle remain 17th.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Carlisle boss Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:

"I don't think either side probably did enough to win, we certainly didn't first half.

"You could tell we'd had a week off from playing the game first half - I thought second half we've played better, put them on the back foot a bit more and then we concede the goal in that period.

"I thought our play deserved a reward, we didn't think it would come like it did.

"That's the best [goal] I've ever seen, it's as simple as that. If that had been in the Premiership now it would've been goal of the season done and dusted. It was an unbelievable strike, such as the like you'll never see, probably again - it was amazing."

Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We deserved to get into the lead - my only disappointment is that we didn't add to it because we did create the better chances, we just didn't have our shooting boots on.

"We know this window might shut, but it doesn't stop us from plying our trade and doing what we need to and that means bringing some other players in.

"The loan system is our market - it's not permanent deals we are looking at.

"So it doesn't shut on us, it might close for a week but we'll still look at the situation on a daily basis."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Carlisle United

  • 20 Gillespie
  • 02 Simek
  • 03 Robson
  • 05 Livesey
  • 23 O'Hanlon
  • 04 McGovern (Symington - 73' )
  • 07 Welsh
  • 08 Noble (Beck - 66' )
  • 16 Potts
  • 21 Berrett
  • 14 Miller

Substitutes

  • 01 Collin
  • 12 Thirlwell
  • 18 Todd
  • 19 Symington
  • 09 Loy
  • 11 Cadamarteri
  • 17 Beck

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 06 Reid
  • 15 Canavan
  • 21 Newey Booked
  • 07 Ryan
  • 16 Duffy (Grella - 89' )
  • 19 Collins
  • 09 Sodje
  • 11 Barcham (Mirfin - 90' )
  • 22 Hawley

Substitutes

  • 13 Severn
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 20 Howe
  • 10 Grella
  • 17 Godden
  • 24 Wootton
  • 28 Adelakun
Ref: Naylor
Att: 3,829

Match Stats

Shots

13 15

On target

9 5

Corners

9 5

Fouls

9 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:08 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:26

Foul by David Mirfin on Lee Miller, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Symington.

90:00 +1:58

Akpo Sodje is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

90:00 +0:28

Mike Grella takes a shot. Save by Mark Gillespie. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Ryan, clearance by David Symington.

88:47 Substitution

Substitution David Mirfin comes on in place of Andy Barcham.

88:47 Substitution

Substitution Mike Grella comes on in place of Mark Duffy.

87:04

Drilled right-footed shot by David Symington. Save by Sam Slocombe.

86:10

David Symington crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Akpo Sodje.

86:10 Booking

Booking Tom Newey is shown a yellow card.

86:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Newey on Andy Welsh.

79:45

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Symington, Michael Collins makes a clearance.

78:30

David Symington takes the inswinging corner, Akpo Sodje makes a clearance.

77:56

Mark Duffy has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

76:07

Andy Barcham fouled by Sean O'Hanlon, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Callum Kennedy.

75:07 Goal scored

Goal! - David Symington - Carlisle 1 - 1 Scunthorpe David Symington scores a goal from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Carlisle 1-1 Scunthorpe.

72:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean O'Hanlon by Akpo Sodje. Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.

71:38 Substitution

Substitution Jon-Paul McGovern leaves the field to be replaced by David Symington.

71:38

Mark Duffy takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Andy Welsh makes a clearance.

71:04

Andy Welsh takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Sam Slocombe.

70:38

Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Blocked by Sean O'Hanlon.

69:58

Mark Duffy fouled by Lee Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Reid takes the direct free kick.

68:53

Lee Miller is penalised for a handball. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

67:38

Shot from deep inside the area by Karl Hawley clears the crossbar.

66:23

Andy Welsh fouled by Tom Newey, the ref awards a free kick. Jon-Paul McGovern sends in a cross, Danny Livesey produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

64:56 Substitution

Substitution Mark Beck is brought on as a substitute for Liam Noble.

64:56

Mark Duffy fouled by James Berrett, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.

58:14

Corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern, Sean O'Hanlon takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern from the left by-line, clearance by Akpo Sodje. Corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern, Header from deep inside the area by Lee Miller goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

56:17

Foul by Jimmy Ryan on Matt Robson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andy Welsh.

55:13

Foul by Liam Noble on Karl Hawley, free kick awarded. Mark Duffy takes the free kick.

53:53

James Berrett takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

53:00

Foul by Michael Collins on Danny Livesey, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James Berrett.

51:32

Assist on the goal came from Tom Newey.

51:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Karl Hawley - Carlisle 0 - 1 Scunthorpe Karl Hawley finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Carlisle 0-1 Scunthorpe.

50:31

Karl Hawley takes a shot. Clearance made by Sean O'Hanlon. Jimmy Ryan takes a shot. Matt Robson gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy, save by Mark Gillespie.

50:04

Brad Potts takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe.

48:24

Liam Noble takes a shot. Save made by Sam Slocombe.

47:47

James Berrett fouled by Jimmy Ryan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon-Paul McGovern.

46:47

Andy Barcham challenges Lee Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon-Paul McGovern takes the direct free kick, Sean O'Hanlon takes a shot. Sam Slocombe makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jon-Paul McGovern, save made by Sam Slocombe.

46:21

Karl Hawley handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brad Potts.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

42:08

Akpo Sodje produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

41:19

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Miller. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

40:38

Foul by Akpo Sodje on Sean O'Hanlon, free kick awarded. Mark Gillespie takes the direct free kick.

39:13

Michael Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Noble. Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

38:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Miller on Michael Collins. Tom Newey takes the direct free kick.

38:06

Effort on goal by Karl Hawley from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

35:49

The official flags Akpo Sodje offside. Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

33:55

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern from the left by-line to the near post, Tom Newey makes a clearance.

32:58

Jimmy Ryan concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Noble. Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

29:14

Lee Miller fouled by Niall Canavan, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Jon-Paul McGovern, Lee Miller takes a shot. Sam Slocombe makes a comfortable save.

28:09

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jon-Paul McGovern, Jimmy Ryan makes a clearance.

24:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jimmy Ryan on Lee Miller. Jon-Paul McGovern restarts play with the free kick.

24:08

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy.

20:51

Tom Newey fouled by Lee Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Reid.

19:38

Shot from outside the area by Karl Hawley misses to the left of the target.

18:50

Shot from deep inside the area by Jimmy Ryan clears the bar.

17:53

Matt Robson concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Duffy. Mark Duffy takes the direct free kick.

15:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean O'Hanlon by Karl Hawley. Sean O'Hanlon restarts play with the free kick.

14:23

Andy Welsh concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Newey. Sam Slocombe takes the direct free kick.

12:18

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy, save by Mark Gillespie.

9:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Noble by Michael Collins. Matt Robson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

8:06

Andy Welsh takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Sam Slocombe.

6:59

Andy Barcham has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

6:22

Andy Barcham takes a shot. Blocked by Frank Simek.

4:24

Tom Newey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Welsh. Free kick taken by Matt Robson.

4:00

The official flags Karl Hawley offside. Jon-Paul McGovern takes the indirect free kick.

3:18

Lee Miller challenges Jimmy Ryan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

2:35

Andy Barcham has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

1:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern, save by Sam Slocombe.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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