As the Cliftonville juggernaut rolled on with the Reds picking up their sixth league win in a row, Reds boss Tommy Breslin wants his men to keep their eyes firmly on the prize following the 2-0 victory over Warrenpoint Town at Stangmore Park on Saturday.
Liam Boyce’s 41st minutes strike put the champions in front but they had to wait until the last minute of normal time to secure all three points when captain George McMullan blasted home a penalty kick.
Breslin was pleased with his side’s ‘professional’ performance.
He said, “The wind affected the game, the pitch was bobbly and I thought in the first half hour, we didn’t play as well as we can and then for 15 minutes, we turned it on and got the goal.
“ It was professional and we ground it out. It was never going to be easy. Warrenpoint aren’t a bad side and they’re battling for their lives as well.
“We need to keep it going and I think we’re at the stage now where it’s whoever blinks first will suffer. Especially if we blink because if we lose and Linfield win then it’s a gap of five points.
“If Linfield lose and we win then there would be a gap of a point which would still be retrievable within four or five games.
“You could probably say that if we want to win the league then we are going to have to win the last six games,” he admitted.
“We’ll concentrate on next week. Glentoran isn’t an easy place to go either. We need to put in a better performance, a more fluid performance if we are to get three points.”