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Students can rise up and pip Orchard in Senior Division clash

Now that the business end of the season is under way, the clamour for points will become more desperate with each passing week for clubs at both ends of the Senior Division table.

Two clubs that continue the search for points tomorrow are UCD and Cherry Orchard. Both College and the Orchard are down the wrong end of the table and will be anxious to start tagging points to the board.

UCD got a head-start on the rest of the troubled sides when they grabbed a priceless point against Glebe North thanks to a late equaliser. That point lifted College four points clear of the drop zone.

A win tomorrow will see the Belfield side put seven points between themselves and the Orchard, who occupy that third-from-bottom spot in the red zone of the table.

The Orchard have managed to add numbers to their ranks during the transfer window and Graham Cassin will hope that the quantity will bring more quality to the squad as they look to fight their way up the table.

The famed Ballyfermot club suffered from the loss of several key players at the start of the season, but Cassin will view this window as his first real chance to enhance his squad. Tomorrow, his new charges will look to make a good first impression.


UCD v CHERRY ORCHARD (Tomorrow, 11am)

Both sides will be in survival mode for the next few weeks. A win either way will be priceless, but it could be College that claim the three points as the Orchard's new signings bed in.

Verdict: UCD.


Monday night football comes to Jackson Park as Wayside welcome high-flying Bluebell.

The 'Bell will be confident after their win over Crumlin United last weekend and Andy Noonan's side should keep in touch at the top with a win against a Wayside Celtic team that is still hanging around the wrong end of the table. Verdict: Bluebell.