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Bluebell have enough to fend off chasers

THE chasing pack is gathering ever closer to Senior Division leaders Bluebell United as the title heat continues to rise.

After watching their rivals take a bite into their lead last weekend, the 'Bell can retaliate tomorrow when they take on Wayside Celtic at the Red Cow. The 'Bell's lead was snipped to three points as a resurgent Tolka Rovers continued to impress while Drumcondra and Killester United managed to pull a point closer.

Crumlin United's recent return to form has the champions sniffing around just outside the top five. United, though, have a chance to re-establish their grip on the summit when they take on Wayside Celtic, a side that has found a little bit of form of late.

The Jackson Park club has other worries, they are two points off the drop zone, but there is no better side to throw a speed bump in front of a title charge. The Bell know all about Wayside's raining on parades and should avoid the potholes.



Stones will be hoping that Firhouse have one eye on their pending FAI Intermediate Cup quarter final as the Wicklow side look for a second win on the trot. Firhouse have lost their last two games and slipped in to the drop zone. Every point counts at this stage and Stones will be happy to leave Tallaght with another one added to their tally. Verdict: Draw


Wayside will be more than happy to slow down the 'Bell's progress and with two wins in the last three games the Celts are starting to fine a bit of form. Bell have won six from the last seven and will be anxious to keep the chasing pack at bay.

Verdict: Home Win