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Drums can beat Stones on road

The Christmas closedown may be on the horizon, but that hasn't slowed the momentum in the Senior Division.

Drumcondra, who travel to Greystones tomorrow, have been highly impressive in the opening half of the season.

This is their first campaign back in the top flight, but rather than look for consolidation, Gary Howlett's side want to get their hands on the trophy.

Drums took up an early residency at the summit of the table and were only knocked off last weekend when Bluebell United skipped above them with victory over Bangor Celtic.

The Morton Stadium side hasn't played a league game since early November and that has allowed the Bell eat into their advantage.

SENIOR DIVISION

UCD v BANGOR CELTIC

Both suffered defeats on the road last weekend. UCD lost to Tolka Rovers in the FAI Intermediate Cup while Bangor fell against Bluebell in the league. Bangor are on a three-game winless run, something that John Scott will want to stop before a malaise takes grip. Tomorrow, though, a draw will be the best deal on offer. Verdict: Draw.

FIRHOUSE CLOVER v WAYSIDE CELTIC

Two sides that recorded impressive wins last week. Firhouse eased into the last 16 of the FAI Intermediate Cup with a morale-building scalp of Bandon in Cork, while Wayside picked apart Greystones in the league. Clover are in confident mood and could add another three points to their growing collection. Verdict: Home Win.

GREYSTONES v DRUMCONDRA

Drums to return to the summit with a win over Greystones tomorrow, but Gary Howlett's side will find it tough going in Arch Field. Stones have won three out of four home games this term and will hand the visitors an uncomfortable afternoon by the seaside. This is a big test of Drums' title credentials, but a win here could be the start of title dreams becoming title realities. Verdict: Away Win.


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