Cartman’s loving life with Scarborough Athletic after bagging derby winner
Scarborough Athletic striker Nathan Cartman is loving life with his new club after banging in six goals in his eight games so far this season.
Cartman slotted a penalty home in Boro’s 1-1 draw with Nantwich on Saturday before stooping to head in their winner against East Coast rivals Whitby Town on Tuesday night.
The former Farsley and Darlington striker insists he’s enjoying being with Boro.
“It’s all gone well so far to be honest,” said Cartman.
“Before signing for Scarborough I was going through a bit of a tough time with a few personal issues, but playing for the club has been an outlet for me.
“When you go out on the pitch you just focus on the task at hand, and mine is to score goals.
“It’s a cracking dressing room, one of the best I have experienced in football.
“The lads know about what has gone on off the pitch for me and they have all been great, particularly the likes of Blotty, Jimmy, Browny and Darren.”
Cartman applied the finishing touch to an inch-perfect cross from Ashley Jackson to seal the win for Boro on Tuesday night, immediately racing towards the Whitby fans who had been giving him some stick.
“I actually said to the lads at half-time that I was struggling to get going, but they told me it would come and that I’d get the winner and that proved to be the case.
“I have been giving Ash some stick for a few weeks now, telling him where to put the ball in as I don’t want to be trying to out-jump any six-foot plus defenders, and he put it on a plate for me.
“I decided if I scored I was going to go for the full Emmanuel Adebayor towards the Whitby fans as they’d been giving me a load of stick.
“To be honest I got part of the way there and didn’t have the bottle to go any further, but having fans back in the ground is fantastic.
“They make the game what it is, especially the Boro fans who are fantastic.”