TONIGHT’S DANSKE BANK IRISH PREMIER LEAGUE: CLIFTONVILLE V LISBURN DISTILLERY (7.45 PM KICK OFF LIVE ON SKY SPORTS)

Red hot shot striker Liam Boyce

IT’S top versus bottom tonight in the Danske Bank Irish Premier League in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Cliftonville will be looking to stretch their lead to seven points over second place Crusaders and keep the chasing pack at a safe distance.

And Reds manager Tommy Breslin has told his player’s ahead of this evening’s game to enjoy their high flying position before the pressure starts to kick in.

“The longer we’re top, the more the pressure will build from one week to the next,” said Breslin.

“I believe this is a challenge to be relished rather than shied away from.

“Having seen a number of previous title challenges peter out come the turn of the year in recent seasons, it’s safe to say nobody at Cliftonville will be taking anything for granted in this final week of November,” added the Reds’ boss.

On Saturday, Crusaders kept in touch with their north Belfast rivals.

Hat trick hero Timmy Adamson helped Crusaders thump Donegal Celtic 5-2.

The Crues were 1-0 up at half time but a hat trick by Adamson in the second half and a fourth from McKeown left DC well and truly buried by the Hatchet Men.

It meant Stephen Baxter’s Seaview men remain in second place in the Danske Bank Irish Premier League.

With the three points they have closed the gap on leaders Cliftonville to four points.

Ballinamallard remain in third place after a one-nil win over Glenavon at Mourneview Park with a Kee goal on 65 minutes.

And Coleraine remain in fourth after they kept a clean sheet at home and beat Glentoran by a single goal from Shane Jennings on eight minutes.

With Glentoran’s defeat, Linfield moved into sixth place with a 2-1 win over Ballymena Utd at Windsor Park with goals from Hanley and Brown (penalty).

Dungannon Swifts earned a point at Portadown with a 1-1 draw with Ronnie McFall’s team.

So all eyes will be on Lisburn Distillery tonight to see if the Ballyskeagh men can put a brake on Cliftonville’s run of form.

It is unlikely and with Cliftonville is such top form they will win at a canter and their red hot striker Liam Boyce is sure to get on the score sheet again tonight.

 

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