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Firhouse face a familiar foe in Edenderry momentum

For some clubs this part of the season is about silverware, but for two sides in the Senior Division the next few weeks are not about medals or cups, they're all about survival.

Edenderry Town, in their first season in the top-flight, and Firhouse Clover will battle it out in order to avoid accompanying Arklow Town down into Senior Division 1.

It's Firhouse, on their yearly bid for survival, who hold a slender one-point advantage, although it is Edenderry that have the momentum.

Victory on Wednesday night over Bangor Celtic, their second in three outings, coupled with Firhouse's draw with Malahide United helped the midlands club close the gap to a single point.

Both have four games to go, but the key to survival will lie when these sides meet each other in the final weeks.

That clash will be like a cup final, with top-flight football as the prize, but for tomorrow three points is a must.

CAHILL CUP Quarter-Final

WAYSIDE CELTIC v TOLKA ROVERS

Both of these could do with a bit of cup cheer after a league campaign dogged with inconsistency. The Celts have been making the right noises in cup football and that bit of confidence could be enough to aid them through to the semi-final.

Verdict: Wayside

SENIOR DIVISION

EDENDERRY v PHOENIX

Town are still in there scrapping away for survival and they meet a Phoenix side winding down their season. Town will hope that the 'Nix have left their bite at home as they look to land a vital three points.

Verdict: Edenderry

ARKLOW TOWN v MALAHIDE UNITED

Town will look to go out on a high, despite relegation being confirmed last Wednesday night, while Malahide will be on holiday mode already.

Verdict: Arklow

FIRHOUSE CLOVER v BLUEBELL UNITED

It's hard to see the Bell, who are a week away from an Inter Cup final, looking to get tangled up with relegation haunted Firhouse. The Tallaght side will be more than happy for the Bell to have other things on their mind.

Verdict: Firhouse


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