'Our luck has to change': Hamilton

A decade with the Lurgan Blues: Gary Hamilton awarded testimonial

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton is marking 10 years at the club.

Michael Scott


Michael Scott



Gary Hamilton says Glenavon's luck has to change at some stage.

The Lurgan Blues lost last week to Cliftonville and having put in a string of very good performances against five of last season's top six, they have come away just two points from their games against the Reds, Larne, Glentoran, Coleraine and Linfield.

And despite having what seems like the worst luck in the league at the moment, Hamilton is trying to stay positive ahead of tomorrow's league clash with Ballymena United.

Glenavon and United played out a 1-1 draw when the two teams last met at the Showgrounds, missing out on all three points when Ryan Waide's deflected effort found the back of the net in second half stoppage time.

“I've taken heart from every single game we've played this season except the Carrick game,” he told Glenavon Media.

“We aren't getting any luck whatsoever – people say I'm moaning on but it's fact.

“When you see the performance that we put in against Cliftonville I'm sure they will even admit that they didn't deserve to win the game. But they have gone away with three points from the game and we've deserved to get something from the game and come away with nothing.

“It was the same against Glentoran, Larne – it's just the way it's been.

“I have to try and pick the players up every week because they're sitting with their heads in their hands. I'm telling them that if they keep putting in performances like they have been doing it has to change at some stage.

“It's not as if we have been playing badly every week and getting those results – we're playing well, we're competing and probably shading it in most of the games that we're getting nothing from.

“At some stage our luck has to change. We can't keep having bad luck.”

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