Andy Waterworth has hailed Thursday’s derby victory over Glentoran as a “great result” for Premiership leaders Linfield.
Waterworth was on target as the Blues claimed a 2-1 victory at the Oval.
The result saw David Jeffrey’s side extend their lead at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership to six points as they approach the New Year.
Next up is a home clash with Glenavon on January 1.
“It’s a great result in a huge game but more importantly, it’s a great result to consolidate our position at the top of the table,” former Glens striker Waterworth said told Linfield’s official website.
“We don’t want to look too far ahead or get too far ahead of ourselves.
“It’s only December but we want to keep the momentum going so we’ll enjoy tonight and come Saturday, we’ll prepare for another tough game with Glenavon on New Year’s Day.”
The Blues drew 0-0 with the Glens in the Premiership at Windsor Park back in August, before a similar scoreless stalemate in the League Cup in October.
Waterworth admits it was good to provide some entertainment for the 6,000 fans that flocked to the Oval for the festive cracker.
“After two 0-0 Big Two draws so far this season, it was great for us to score and get the win but I thought I should have scored a few more today,” he added.
“I had a few chances and with a bit more composure and with a bit better decision making and control, maybe I could have got a few more goals but overall, we’re delighted with the result.