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."