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Bingham ‘buzzing’ after bagging brace

20 September 2014

Young forward delighted to score crucial goals in win over Carlisle United.

Striker Rakish Bingham was delighted to score his first goals at One Call Stadium – a feat which helped him win the sponsors’ man of the match accolade – in today’s gripping 3-2 victory over Carlisle United.

The 20-year-old striker was cool, calm and composed as he scored twice in the space of five minutes towards the end of the first half – goals which proved absolutely crucial by the full-time whistle.

Bingham’s first strike was a cute finish from a tight angle following an excellent cross by full-back Liam Marsden, whilst his second goal was a blistering 20-yard strike from the edge of the area, after a magnificent 60-yard run by our other full-back, Lee Beevers.

Speaking afterwards, the young frontman had nothing but admiration for Beevers and how well he did in helping to set him up for the aforementioned goal.

Bingham said: "It was brilliant from Beevers. He broke his neck to run half the length of the pitch and then pulled it back to me, so I just made sure I hit the target – it was a bit of a ‘shin roller’ but they all count.

He continued: "As a striker, you've got to keep getting chances. It's good for your confidence. Even though I've had a few chances, I haven't been putting them away, but as long as I keep getting them and keep getting chances, I've always got a chance to score."

With regards to being awarded Man of the Match, Bingham couldn't contain his excitement, adding: "I'm delighted to get Man of the Match. It's always good to get the three points.

"We can't ask for more. We give the supporters what they want and after a few wins, we are higher up the table."

Our team now occupy eighth position in Sky Bet League Two – level on points with seventh-placed Cheltenham Town, but below them on goal difference.

Looking towards the future, Bingham said: "The team spirit that we have here is unbelievable. Everyone knows when we go out onto the pitch, we always believe and have a chance of winning, home or away.

“As long as we keep starting sharp like we are doing, then we have a chance of taking the three points."

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