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David Symington (born 28 January 1994) is an English footballer, who plays for Workington. He has previously played for Carlisle United and Barrow.

David Symington
Personal information
Full name David Alexander Symington
Date of birth (1994-01-28) 28 January 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Workington, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder/Defender
Club information
Current team
Workington
Youth career
2010–2012 Carlisle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Carlisle United 68 (4)
2015Workington (loan) 1 (0)
2015–2016 Barrow 20 (1)
2016– Workington 85 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:56, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Carlisle UnitedEdit

Symington began his career with Carlisle United since 2010 and made his professional debut at the age of 18 on 11 August 2012 in a 1–0 win against Accrington Stanley in the League Cup.[1] He scored his first goal for the club on 28 August in a 2-1 win against Ipswich Town in the League Cup.[2] His display led Sympington signed a three-year contract with the club, keeping him until 2015.[3]

He scored his first league goal on 27 October, in a 4-2 defeat at home to Bournemouth.[4] He scored in the following game on 3 November, which was a 4-2 win against Ebbsfleet United on his FA Cup debut.[5] His second league goal for the club came later in the month of November, scoring in a 3-1 defeat to Doncaster Rovers at Brunton Park.[6] On 26 January 2013, he scored his first goal of the new year in a 1-1 draw at home to Scunthorpe United, scoring a superb free-kick just three minutes after coming off the bench.[7] After the match, Symington said his practice on free kick was the main factor of him scoring that goal, though he was loss for words.[8] The goal also named him for the Goal of the Season.[9] However, Symington ended his season after sustaining an injury that kept him out for the reminder of the season.[10]

Ahead of the 2013-14 season saw Symington hoping to get his chance after regaining his fitness and sharpness.[11] Symington made a good start to the season when he helped the club get through to the Football League Cup after converting the winning penalty against Blackburn Rovers.[12] However, this season saw Symington being placed on the substitution bench for many matches, as well as, suffering a thigh injury.[13][14] Symington only scored one goal during the season against Crewe Alexandra on 26 November 2013.[15] The season further saw Symington switched position to a right-back "following a series of injuries across the Carlisle United back line".[16] Despite this, Symington was named CST Community Player of the Year.[17]

The 2014-15 season saw Symington appeared in the first ten out of thirteen appearance at the start of the season before losing his first team place under the management of Keith Curle. To get regular first team football, Symington joined Workington on loan until 14 March 2015.[18] However, his loan spell at Workington was short-lived after suffering a freak injury on his debut.[19] Upon learning about this, Manager Curle said the situation of Symington's injury is bad.[20][21] It later confirmed that Symington was out for the reminder of the 2014-15 season.[22] On 4 May 2015, Symington was among eight players to be released by Carlisle.[23]

BarrowEdit

After impressing during a trial period, Symington joined Barrow in the summer of 2015 on non contact terms. On 15 April 2016 he left the club to pursue a career outside of football.

WorkingtonEdit

In the summer of 2016, Symington changed jobs allowing him to be available on a Saturday so he decided to get back into football. On 5 July 2016, Symington featured for Workington in a friendly match against Whitehaven and two days later he agreed terms with the West Cumbrian club ahead of the new Northern Premier League season. He made his debut for the 'Reds' on 13 August 2016, against Rushall Olympic. He scored his first goal for the club on 13 September 2016 against Frickley Athletic and netted a hat trick on 14 January 2017 against Mickleover Sports. He was part of the Workington side that lost 3-2 in the Play off simi final against Stourbridge on 24 April 2017. In the Cumberland Senior Cup final on 3 May 2017, Symington scored the winning goal late in extra time as Workington beat Penrith 2-1.

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 6 September 2014.[24]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Carlisle United 2012–13 31 3 2 1 3 1 0 0 36 5
2013–14 31 1 4 0 2 0 2 0 39 1
2014–15 12 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
Career total 68 4 6 1 6 1 3 0 83 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carlisle United 1-0 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Carlisle United 2-1 Ipswich Town". BBC Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  3. ^ "THREE YEAR DEALS FOR TRIO". Carlisle united F.C. 3 September 2012. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Carlisle United 2-4 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Carlisle United 4-2 Ebbsfleet". BBC Sport. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Carlisle United 1-3 Doncaster". BBC Sport. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Carlisle United 1-1 Scunthorpe Town". BBC Sport. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  8. ^ "INTERVIEW: Lost for words". Carlisle United F.C. 28 January 2013. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  9. ^ "AWARDS: Updates from the event". Carlisle United F.C. 30 April 2013. Archived from the original on 1 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  10. ^ "INTERVIEW: Learned a lot about myself". Carlisle United F.C. 7 May 2013. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  11. ^ "INTERVIEW: Want to get on with it". Carlisle United F.C. 31 July 2014. Archived from the original on 11 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Carlisle 3-3 Blackburn (4-3 on pens)". BBC Sport. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  13. ^ "INTERVIEW: Answering a few questions". Carlisle United F.C. 9 April 2014. Archived from the original on 11 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  14. ^ "MANAGER: Cement a good December". Carlisle United F.C. 13 December 2013. Archived from the original on 11 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Carlisle United 2 - 1 Crewe Alexandra". BBC Sport. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  16. ^ "INTERVIEW: It worked out well". Carlisle United F.C. 4 March 2014. Archived from the original on 11 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  17. ^ "BREAKING: End of season dinner". Carlisle United F.C. 6 May 2014. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  18. ^ "LOAN: Midfielder joins Workington". Carlisle United F.C. 13 February 2015. Archived from the original on 13 February 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  19. ^ "CARLISLE UTD'S DAVID SYMINGTON STRETCHERED OFF WHILE ON LOAN AT REDS". News and Star. 16 February 2015. Archived from the original on 13 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  20. ^ "Curle anxiously waiting on duo". Sky Sports. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  21. ^ "MANAGER: Hopefully we'll see quick recovery". Carlisle United F.C. 16 February 2015. Archived from the original on 11 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Carlisle United: David Symington out for season with knee injury". BBC Sport. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  23. ^ "Curle wields axe at Carlisle". Sky Sports. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  24. ^ David Symington at Soccerbase

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