Gary Hamilton admits goal was his ‘best ever’

Gary Hamilton

Gary Hamilton

  • by Gareth Hanna

Glenavon player/manager Gary Hamilton believes his breath-taking strike against Dungannon last week was his “best ever”.

Superbly controlling Shane McCabe’s pass, Hamilton dinked the ball over the bewildered defender’s head before rifling a volley into the top corner.

It was a goal worth the entrance fee alone, and lit up a cold Mourneview Park.

It would prove a mere consolation, however, with Glenavon falling to a 3-1 defeat.

And despite describing the goal as his finest, Hamilton was quick to reflect on a disappointing night for the Lurgan Blues.

“It was a decent finish but unless the team wins the game, goals like that mean nothing,” he said.

“It’s the best goal I’ve scored in my career but it wasn’t enjoyable because we didn’t win the game.

“Goals like that are talked about and remembered more when the team wins. That’s what it’s about first and foremost.

“Give me a win with ugly goals any day of the week. We didn’t get any points on Friday night so the goal’s worth nothing.”

Since that game, the strike has been lauded as the best goal of the season so far, with many viewing it as even more spectacular than Jordan Stewart’s long range effort for Glentoran against Ballinamallard.

Hamilton, however, isn’t overly excited at the prospect of an end of season accolade.

He said: “Individual awards have never meant much to me. Football’s a team game and I just want the team to do well.

“Yes, it’s nice to get a Player of the Season award or something if the team has wont the league title as well but a Goal of the Season would count for nothing if we haven’t achieved something as a team.

“I’d be appreciative of it but my focus is on the team doing well.”




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