Lisburn Distillery 0 Glentoran 5
Autumn is back, the gloves are back and so is Gary Hamilton; the Glentoran striker bagged a brace as Scott Young’s side once again humbled Lisburn Distillery.
“Glentoran must love coming here because we just seem to lie down all too often to them at home,” sighed Whites boss Tommy Wright afterwards.
“Of the eleven that started, only Grant Gardiner and Andy Hall come away with any credit for us and that has to be disappointing.”
There was nothing between the sides until Ciaran Martyn opened the scoring on 44 minutes and the game was effectively over with a further two goals in the 55th and 58th minutes from Colin Nixon and Hamilton.
His second came 15 minutes from time when the home centre-backs got themselves in a complete tangle and he raced on to score ahead of David Howland bagging number five at the death.
“Since I came back to Glentoran, I have been scoring a few goals and, more importantly for myself, I have assisted a few,” said Hamilton. “Lots of striker love scoring goals but I love assisting them better.
“My second one was one-on-one with the goalkeeper and you shouldn’t be missing those. I saw the two defenders were going for it, I thought they might collide and I would just take a chance.
“The two got mixed up and I just got in.
“As a forward, you always have to expect the unexpected and that’s what happened today.”