Tuesday 23 January 2018

Consistent 'Bell set to continue chiming

With the LSL intermediate squad in action in the Michael Ward trophy in Donegal this weekend, the Senior Division programme is pared down to just three games tomorrow.

Still, even though it is a slimmed down version on offer there is still plenty of action at both the top and bottom of the table to keep the top flight ticking over.

The season may be two months old, but the table has yet to settle down and there is still plenty of jostling going on as teams swap places as if in the middle of a demented game of musical chairs.

League leaders, Bluebell United, are the exception to the rule with their brilliant consistency over the past month or so, and tomorrow they travel to bottom of the table Mount Merrion while strugglers Dublin Bus and Firhouse Clover go head to head in Coldcut.

The most intriguing game of the day is in Hunky Dory Park where Drogheda Town take on a Phoenix side that has slipped into third place in the league without much fuss thanks to four home wins.

The 'Nix have turned their home ground at Scribblestown into a fortress, but it is on the road where Phoenix have encountered their problems as they have claimed just one point out of a possible six.

While it is early days yet, if the Nix do not find a cure for their travel sickness it could scupper their title campaign.

Tomorrow is an ideal way to wipe their travel jitters clean and with the other clubs fretting at the thoughts of a trip to the wide open expanses of Scribblestown, victory could be enough to get the belief flowing in Harry Kenny's men.



Top against bottom in Ringsend Park tomorrow as Mount Merrion go looking for their first win of the season while Bluebell go looking to extend their lead at the summit. The 'Bell's run of five wins on the bounce ended last weekend as they drew a blank against Tolka Rovers, but James Keddy's league leaders should return to winning ways. Verdict: Away Win.


Both of these will be looking to get victories in order to lift themselves out of the wrong end of the table. The Bus will hope to recover from their midweek drubbing away to Tolka Rovers while Clover will be looking to take advantage of a shaky home side and leap frog the Bus in the table. Verdict: Draw.


Town are starting to get to grips with the rigours of the Senior Division and while they have yet to win a game, they have managed four draws in seven outings. Phoenix are flying at the moment, but will not have it all their own way in Hunky Dory Park. Verdict: Draw.

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