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Rovers to march on

It's Saturday Night Live for Tolka Rovers as Paul Doyle's Senior Division heavy-hitters travel to take on St John Bosco tonight in the FAI Intermediate Cup second round at the Iveagh Grounds.

The Bosco ply their trade in Senior Division 1B, the lowest rung on the intermediate ladder, but Tolka will take nothing for granted after last weekend's Inter Cup disaster for several top flight clubs.

Bluebell United, Bangor Celtic and Drumcondra were all high profile casualties of a treacherous second round as the lower league clubs snapped back at the Senior Division hierarchy.

Rovers want avoid joining the departed top flight trio while Bosco will be relishing a clip off such prestigious opposition. If Rovers click, though, the Bosco will have no place to hide on the massive Iveagh Grounds pitch.

FAI Intermediate Cup 2nd Round

DUBLIN UNIVERSITY v ST PAT'S CY

A short trip to Trinity for the Ringsend crew, but by no means a foregone conclusion. DU may be struggling in Senior 1B, but this is the sort of clash that can revive the Students. The Saints ended a three game winless streak with victory over Phoenix, but are leaking goals. If the Saints can patch up the defensive holes they will advance. Verdict: Away Win.

ST JOHN BOSCO v TOLKA ROVERS

The biggest enemy for Rovers will be complacency. If Paul Doyle's star filled side afford Bosco the respect they deserve then they will be heading to round three. If they let their guard slip, then Bosco will be more than happy to snip their scalp.

Verdict: Away Win.

DUBLIN BUS v KILLESTER UNITED

The Bus are struggling in Senior 1 and Killester will take advantage of any lack of confidence. This will be tough for United, though. Coldcut isn't an easy place to go and Joey Graydon's side may have to dig out this result from the coal face. Verdict: Away Win.

CRUMLIN UNITED v CELBRIDGE TOWN

Crumlin might be in the relegation zone at the moment, but the aesthetics of the league table won't fool Celbridge. The Kildare side know they are in for a long day and Crumlin should prevail.

Verdict: Home Win.

WAYSIDE CELTIC v GREYSTONES UNITED

Peter Lennon's side will be treading carefully in this one. United have enough about them to ruffled Celtic and could produce the shock of the day. Verdict: Away Win.


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