Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - LEINSTER CLUB SFC FINAL - War­ren­point Bal­ly­mena Utd BY DAR­REN FULLERTON

BAL­LY­MENA United boss David Jeffrey has warned his play­ers they’ll have to be at their best to make it 10 wins on the bounce.

The Braid­men made his­tory last week when they be­came the first Bal­ly­mena side ever to win nine straight games in all com­pe­ti­tions in the 90-year his­tory of the club.

That 2-1 win over Lin­field eased United – who are now un­beaten in 14 games dat­ing back to Septem­ber – above David Healy’s Blues at the top of the league ta­ble.

But while the Sky Blues are on a roll, Jeffrey sus­pects the tests are only go­ing to get tougher, start­ing with to­day’s tricky trip to War­ren­point Town who are un­beaten in their last five.

“The play­ers have writ­ten them­selves into the his­tory books with nine wins in a row, but it’s only De­cem­ber and we haven’t won any­thing,” he said.

“We have to take it one game at a time and our full fo­cus now is on War­ren­point who have been pro­duc­ing some very im­pres­sive per­for­mances.

“They fear no-one and play re­ally good stuff, so we know we’re go­ing to have to be at our best to get any­thing from the game.”

Bal­ly­mena are still with­out first choice goal­keeper Ross Glendin­ning, wing-back Andy Mc­grory, de­fender Scot White­side and mid­field pair Wil­lie Faulkner and Shane Mcginty.

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