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Wayside can gain a point at Crumlin

Crumlin United and Wayside Celtic collide tomorrow morning as the champions of the last couple of seasons go head to head in search of three points for entirely contrasting reasons.

Celtic, the reigning champions, look to put a stop to a four-game losing streak that has blighted their campaign over the last month. In contrast, Crumlin will be on the hunt for the three points that could send them back to the top of the league and in turn stretch their unbeaten run to eight league games.

Over the last four games in the league Wayside couldn't buy a win. A combination of low confidence, injuries to key players and plain bad luck all conspired to send the Celts on a downward spiral.

The Celts' poor run of form has left Peter Lennon's side drifting off towards the wrong end of the table, but the legendary Celtic boss will be hoping that a morale-boosting win over Pegasus in the FAI Intermediate Cup will be the turning point in their season.

Meanwhile, at the top of the table, Martin Loughran's Crumlin side shifted their good form from the league into the Intermediate Cup last weekend when they got the better of their local rivals, Bangor Celtic, 1-0.

SENIOR DIVISION

CRUMLIN UNITED v WAYSIDE CELTIC

Despite having lost five games already, it would be madness to write off Wayside's title hopes in the first week of November. Crumlin will gladly put another hole in the Wayside hull tomorrow, and can pull 14 points ahead of the champions. Verdict: Draw.

BANGOR CELTIC v BELGROVE

After poor starts to the season, both teams have improved in recent weeks. The 'Grove have managed a couple of credible results, but Bangor could bounce back from their Inter Cup exit in style. Verdict: Home Win.

BLUEBELL UNITED v TOLKA ROVERS

Tolka showed great resilience last week to overturn a two-goal gap in the final stages to defeat Tymon in the Inter Cup. That resilience will be tested at the Red Cow tomorrow, but Jason Kelly's side can nick a draw. Verdict: Draw.

FIRHOUSE CLOVER v GLEBE NORTH

Two sides looking to break into the action at the top of the table, but might just cancel each other out. Verdict: Draw.


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