Belfast Telegraph

Town on mission to kill Linfield dream

By Graham Luney

Warrenpoint Town skipper John Boyle is confident his side can put a significant dent in Linfield's title challenge. The Blues need to win at Milltown to keep Crusaders within their sights as the title race hots up but they will get no favours from a side that is hoping to perform the great escape.

Town's superb 3-1 win at Portadown on Saturday has left the basement battlers only a point behind Ballinamallard United who host Crusaders tonight.

Boyle knows David Healy's title chasers will be a tough nut to crack but he points to Carrick Rangers' 4-3 victory over the Crues as further evidence anything can happen in this league.

"No one thought Carrick could beat Crusaders but that was a magnificent result for them and it gives all the teams believe they can surprise the top sides," said Boyle.

"What really encouraged us from the win at Portadown was that it was the first time this season we have come from behind to win a match. It was a vital three points and the boys have belief we can stay in the Premiership because we have a good squad of players.

"We've managed to put together great runs at this stage of the season and we can do that again. For us it's about getting the mentality right and hopefully we can make a big push to climb up the table.

"Matches don't come tougher than facing Linfield and that adds more pressure but we've never had an easy game against them. If we play at our best I'm sure we can get a result."

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