Jack Muldoon satisfied with season's work after netting another Harrogate Town goal in draw at Carlisle United

Harrogate Town forward Jack Muldoon declared himself satisfied with his season’s work to date after taking his goal-tally to 14 with an early strike in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Carlisle United.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 9:35 am
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 9:50 am
Harrogate Town's Jack Muldoon celebrates his goal against Carlisle United with strike partner Jon Stead. Pictures: Matt Kirkham

The Sulphurites’ leading marksman, who also boasts five assists, netted from what seemed an impossible angle to put Simon Weaver’s men 1-0 up on 11 minutes.

And although he was disappointed to see the Cumbrians grab a late equaliser, Muldoon said he was pleased with his effort and how his first full season in the Football League has panned out.

“Obviously it was an acute angle and nine times out of 10 the keeper would save it or a defender clears it, but I took a touch around him and managed to squeeze it in,” the 31-year-old said.

Jack Muldoon beat Carlisle goalkeeper Paul Farman from an acute angle to break the deadlock at Brunton Park.

“But, you have to be in those positions. As a striker, they are the kind of goals that you thrive off and I want to try and get to 15 by the end of the season.

“[14] is a pleasing total so far, this is League Two, it’s been a big step up but I think that personally I have brought goals and created a lot of chances for the team myself.

“It’s been a good season for me personally.”

Muldoon’s opener came just moments after strike partner Jon Stead saw an effort controversially ruled out for offside.

Harrogate remained on top throughout the duration of the opening period, but failed to add to their tally and put the game beyond their hosts' reach.

Carlisle made a triple-substitution and changed formation at the interval, eventually hitting back on 75 minutes when the combination of Josh Kayode and Town's March Beck diverted Callum Guy's right-wing free-kick past Joe Cracknell.

And things almost got worse for the Sulphurites on 89 minutes when Warren Burrell smashed an attempted clearance against his own cross-bar.

"I've known Warren fir 10 years and I think he is the only player who could have done that and got away with it," Muldoon joked.

"His peg leg just swung at it and it looked disgusting, but luckily the ball stayed out and we've ended up with four points off Carlisle for the season, which is pleasing."

Town remain 17th in the League Two standings following Saturday's result.