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UCD can stall Bus and 'cut into Leixlip's lead at top

With the Senior Division sides all on the Friday night shift, tomorrow's focus falls on Division 1 and the chase for promotion to next season's top flight.

At the top end of the Senior 1 pack lie Leixlip United and UCD, who are both looking for a place at the top table of amateur football for the very first time.

College, currently in second, will look to close the gap on leaders Leixlip tomorrow morning when they travel to Coldcut to take on Dublin Bus.

Unbeaten

The Belfield club is on an eight-game unbeaten run, but that stretch has been punctuated by three draws, results that have left College trailing well behind United.

More worrying for College is the emergence of the chasing pack in the last few weeks.

Sacred Heart, Belgrove, Home Farm and Greystones are all just on the shoulder of the Dublin 4 club and any slip will be punished.

UCD, though, have to deal with the Bus first to ensure they keep hold of second position going into the final few weeks of the season and keep the pack at bay.

SENIOR DIVISION 1

DUBLIN BUS v UCD

UCD's last outing in the league was at home to Dublin Bus, a game that the Students won 2-0. If College is serious about promotion and reeling in Leixlip for the title, then these are the games that they have to win. College to complete the double on the Bus. Verdict: UCD.

TEK UNITED v PEAMOUNT/MOYLE PARK

TEK could do their survival worries the world of good with a win tomorrow. United's need outweighs the needs of Peamount, who are in the safety of mid-table. Verdict: TEK.

VERONA v DRUMCONDRA

Both of these are right in the thick of the relegation battle. The win here gets a double bonus of the three points and shunting one of your rivals further into the relegation mire. Both ended long winless streaks in their last league outings, but Verona might have the edge here. Verdict: Verona.

POSTAL UNITED v NEWBRIDGE TOWN

Town recorded their first away win in the league last weekend and they can repeat the dose tomorrow. United are second from bottom and defeat tomorrow will put a massive dent in their cause. Verdict: Newbridge.


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