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Dunbarton will not ease off in pursuit of title joy: Greenfield

 

Rolling on: Myles Greenfield won’t be taking his eyes off the ball
Rolling on: Myles Greenfield won’t be taking his eyes off the ball

By Alex Mills

High-flying Dunbarton are primed for an end-of-season trophy blitz.

The Gilford boys picked up the Private Greens League Senior Cup on Thursday night and they could well land the league title sooner than later.

They have led the way at the top of the table for much of the season, with Belmont briefly threatening to muscle in, but with the finish line in sight, Dunbarton are ready to put their foot on the gas.

They are in the middle of a hectic schedule, which began with the Senior Cup victory against Ballymena. They then made the trip to Pickie last night, but today face a title showdown away at Belmont, who know anything other than a victory will end their chances.

The Belfast side were blown off course in midweek when they were victims of possibly the biggest shock of the season when they lost to Ballymena B.

Dunbarton's Myles Greenfield, however, insists his team will be taking nothing for granted, knowing Belmont will be hurting from their previous result.

"We are now at the business end of the season," said the former Ireland international. "Points on the board are now a priority in every game.

"We're in a good spell of form at the minute, reflected in the Senior Cup win against Ballymena. It's good to have a piece of silverware in the cabinet.

"But we can't afford to take our eye off the ball. We have a difficult game at Belmont and it's a crucial game for both sides.

"Then we face Larne on Monday night before we play Old Bleach away in our final game. They are also two difficult matches, so it's a matter of keeping our heads down and trying to get as many points as possible.

"Ballymena B certainly did us a favour by beating Belmont, I don't think anyone was expecting that result. I would suspect that will make them even more determined when they face us."

Bangor could wrap up the NIBA Division One title when they go to Newtownards to face Londonderry Park today.

The Seasiders have a nine-point lead over Whitehead and, with only two games remaining, they will be keen to land the title for the first time since 2016.

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