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Celts to sustain their fast start on Bus journey

Wayside Celtic got their Senior Division campaign off to a flyer thanks to two wins in their opening couple of games and tomorrow Peter Lennon's side hit the road for the first time when they travel to Dublin Bus.

Wayside are notoriously slow starters in the league, but this time around the Jackson Park club has burst out of the blocks and in the process defeated Bluebell United and Bangor Celtic, two sides with title ambitions themselves.

Last Sunday, Celtic defeated last season's runners up, Bluebell United, by two goals to one as Peter Lennon's side ruined James Keddy's debut in the dugout for the 'Bell.

Then on Wednesday night Wayside backed up that opening day victory with their second three points in four days when they got the better of Bangor Celtic to ease them joint top alongside top flight new boys Arklow Town.

Last season Wayside only managed to take a single point off the 'Bell and Bangor in their four clashes, so Peter Lennon will be happy to be five points up on last season's total with four days of the new campaign.

Tomorrow's clash against Dublin Bus and their next game against a struggling Firhouse Clover midweek are very winnable for the Celts, if they do managed to keep the winning streak going then they can say goodbye to their slow starter tag for good.



Celtic started their season with defeat and will be looking to get their campaign underway at the second time of asking. Mount Merrion will be hoping to christen their new home in Ringsend Park with victory. Neither will be happy as they share the spoils. Verdict: Draw


The Bus kick off their season with a game against the early pace-setter Wayside. If the Bus have any pre-season rustiness in their legs then it will be exposed by the confident Celts. Verdict: Away Win


Just like last season, Firhouse Clover have started with back-to-back defeats. A harsh opening day loss against newly promoted Arklow Town was followed by another defeat by a newly promoted side, Newbridge Town, on Tuesday night. Tomorrow they look to arrest their early season dip when they take on a Tolka Rovers side reeling from defeat in Arklow on Tuesday. Rovers have designs on title challenges and should get their first points on the board. Verdict: Away Win