Tommy Breslin hails Cliftonville strike duo Joe Gormley and Liam Boyce

DEADLY DUO: Liam Boyce and Joe Gormley
DEADLY DUO: Liam Boyce and Joe Gormley

Cliftonville boss Tommy Breslin hopes his young strike duo can continue to “flourish” in the Danske Bank Premiership.

Fresh-faced predators Liam Boyce and Joe Gormley have blazed a trail in the top-flight this season.

The clinical partnership has bagged an impressive 50 goals – 25 apiece – so far to help send the Reds clear at the top.

And Breslin hopes there is plenty more to come from both players as Cliftonville set their sights on a first title in 15 years.

“Liam and Joe are still very young, and I think people sometimes forget that,” Breslin said ahead of tonight’s league clash with Coleraine.

“Joe scored a hat-trick on Saturday and two in the League Cup final. He has been very prolific recently but he works hard at it.

“He could have had a double hat-trick against Distillery, but he has linked up well with Liam and Diarmuid (O’Carroll).

“I think both Liam and Joe have flourished this season. To score 50 goals between them is a superb return, especially for two kids.”

Breslin praised his side’s attitude as they followed up their League Cup romp over Crusaders with another convincing victory against Distillery at the weekend.

“I was worried there might be some kind of hangover,” the Cliftonville boss added.

“But the players responded once again and we got another good win under our belts.

“Now we move onto Tuesday night and Coleraine which is another tough test. Their results have tailed off a little bit but I am sure Oran (Kearney) will be determined to stay in the top six and he will be going for the win at Solitude.”