Non-League goal machine handed second chance after failing Newcastle United trial

It didn’t take long for Hebburn Town Hot-Shot Cedwyn Scott to bounce back and earn a second chance at the professional game.

Scott, who found out that he didn’t make the grade at NUFC last – and was released after a 4-week spell – has been handed a trial at promotion chasing League Two side Carlisle.

It’s a good bit of news for the 22-year-old and perhaps not a big surprise as many thought that a spell, even if it was just for a month, with The Toon’s U-23’s would spark interest elsewhere – and it’s Carlisle that have rolled the dice.

Morecambe and Sunderland were reportedly interested in the prolific marksman – who has 21 goals already this season – before he arrived at Newcastle, but it seems they’ve been usurped by The Cumbrians in what might just be the chance Cedwyn was/is looking for.

Carlisle Manager Chris Beech had this to say about the triallist.

“He plays non-league football, but he’s been in with Newcastle for quite a long time and played a couple of games for them. If anybody local is at that level in terms of being very good in a non-league situation, we wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we weren’t looking at people like that.”

“He lives in Hexham, so let’s have a look. We play Fleetwood somewhere down the line in December (Central League Cup) so maybe he could play in that. But we’ll just see.

Sometimes you can know straight away in 24-hours if it’s worth pursuing or not. So, we’ll see.”

Scott had been looking forward to getting back to business with Hebburn in the FA Vase today against North Shields but sadly that game has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The rain currently still pelting down on my window as I type!

So, it may well be that Cedwyn’s next chance to pull on his boots in competitive action may well be in League Two which is a tough uncompromising league and not for the faint-hearted.

However, Cedwyn at 22 and the build to survive and prosper in the EBAC Northern League will not be frightened to test the waters at a higher level.

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