Bluebell United hit the front in the LSL Senior Division title chase during the week and tomorrow they aim to tighten that grip when facing Killester United.
On Tuesday night, Bluebell dismantled Tolka Rovers at Frank Cooke Park, issuing a huge statement of their title intentions in the process. Tomorrow at the Red Cow they can continue that drive when third place Killester arrive on their doorstep.
The northside outfit, though, have their own title ambitions and can muscle their way into the race with a win. Joey Graydon's side is five points adrift, but have a game in hand on the leaders.
Graydon's not so secret weapon lies with his front pairing of David Lacey and Mick Keogh. The two work perfectly in tandem, they ooze pace and they supply that most priceless commodity in the game, goals, by the bucketful.
If United can keep their striking pair fit and banging in the goals, it is not beyond the realms of reality that the Senior Division new boys will be in the shake-up come the end of the season.
UCD v WAYSIDE CELTIC
Both picked up points at the back end of last year to pull away from the drop zone, but they are far from safe. The relegation battle starts from fifth place down in this league so any points on the board are welcome. College will be lively as usual and could edged the three points. Verdict: Home Win.
BLUEBELL UNITED v KILLESTER UNITED
Joey Graydon was a keen observer for the first half of Bluebell's victory over Tolka in midweek and the Killester boss has plenty to ponder. The Bell will look to assert their game on the visitors, who will be happy to sit back and flick the counter attack switch as often as possible. Goals are on the agenda with the home side outscoring the visitors. Verdict: Home Win.
FIRHOUSE CLOVER v TOLKA ROVERS
Following defeat on Tuesday to Bluebell, Tolka will look to bounce back immediately against a Clover side enjoying life in the upper reaches of the division. Tuesday night's loss was Tolka's third defeat of the term. On the previous two occasions Paul Doyle's side bounced back with a win and they will be expected to the do the same again. Verdict: Away Win.