Half a job won’t do says Gary

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SPORT - Gle­navon War­ren­point DAR­REN FULLER­TON

GLE­NAVON boss Gary Hamil­ton has warned his play­ers only 90 minute per­for­mances will cut it if they hope to stay in this sea­son’s Danske Bank Pre­mier­ship ti­tle race.

The Lur­gan Blues, who are top on goal dif­fer­ence, only turned up for 45 min­utes at a blus­tery Ballymena Show­grounds last week and paid the price with a 2-1 de­feat.

A late Johnny Mcmur­ray header in­flicted a first league de­feat on the league lead­ers since los­ing to sec­ond-placed Lin­field on the open­ing day of the sea­son.

Ahead of to­day’s home clash with War­ren­point Town, Hamil­ton said: “I’ve told the boys, you can’t put in a first half per­for­mance like we did at Ballymena and ex­pect to win games.

“Over­all, I felt we de­served at least a draw at the Show­grounds, but our first half per­for­mance cost us and it’s some­thing we need to learn from.”

While Gle­navon lead at the sum­mit, Hamil­ton – who was yes­ter­day named Oc­to­ber Man­ager of the Month – in­sists he isn’t look­ing be­yond a War­ren­point side fresh from last week’s im­pres­sive 1-1 draw at Lin­field.

“It’s one game at a time,” he said. “In this league ev­ery team can beat ev­ery other team. Our aim is to get back to win­ning ways against War­ren­point, but if we don’t start the game right, they are ca­pa­ble of beat­ing us. That’s the way this league is.”

home game with Coleraine will be broad­cast live by BBC2 NI on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14, kick-off 7.45pm.

BEATEN Gle­navon couldn’t get a point at Ballymena

FRUS­TRATED Gle­navon man­ager Gary Hamil­ton

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