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Saturday 18 August 2018

Tasty trio ahead as Celts stay unbeaten

It may be a trimmed down schedule of only three games in the Senior Division tomorrow but with some of the league's heavy hitters in action, including three of the top four, it is sure to be an incident-packed day in the top flight.

League leaders Bluebell United will be looking to keep their good run of form going when they meet Tolka Rovers.

At the other end of the scale, struggling Drogheda Town will travel to the southside of the capital to face a Bangor Celtic side looking for their fourth win in six games.

The trilogy will be completed in the afternoon when champions Crumlin United clash with one of the early season frontrunners, Wayside Celtic, in what could be the pick of the three games.

The Celts have notched up three wins and three draws in their six games to date, the latest point coming on Tuesday in a goalless stalemate against Drogheda Town.

Moreover, tomorrow they will be protecting the only unbeaten record left in the top flight.

Crumlin will be more than happy, though, to add a stain to Wayside's unbeaten sheet and the champions will be anxious to lay down the law to one of the main pretenders to their crown.

The Blues' home form could be a cause for concern, though, as they have dropped all five points this term on their own patch.

Also, United have yet to put back-to- back wins together this season, twice dropping points in the immediate aftermath of a victory.

This inconsistency will no doubt be ironed out by Crumlin, but Wayside will be hoping that they will wait for another week to change their early season habit.

BANGOR CELTIC v DROGHEDA TOWN

The Drogs have taken just three points from their six games so far, but will be buoyed by their midweek draw against second placed Wayside Celtic. Bangor have been hit and miss so far this season, winning three and losing two, but the Celts will have too much in their arsenal for the Louth side.

Verdict: Home Win

BLUEBELL UNITED v TOLKA ROVERS

Table toppers, Bluebell, will be looking to extend their winning streak to six games on the bounce when they welcome Tolka to the Red Cow tomorrow. Tolka have won three games so far this season, but James Keddy's high flyers should prevail.

Verdict: Home Win

CRUMLIN UNITED V WAYSIDE CELTIC

United can leapfrog Wayside if they manage to defeat Peter Lennon's boys, but the visitors will know that victory would pull them four points ahead of the champions. Crumlin have already dropped five points this season, but form will matter little when these pair clash. There is usually little to chose between them and share of the points is the safest bet.

Verdict: Draw

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