Eircom league previews

Eircom league previews St. Patrick’s Athletic v Bohemians St. Pat’s man of the moment Mark Quigley scored the only goal to beat Galway United in Terrylands. This gives St. Pats five wins in the league and they sit on top on ten points. Bohemians come into this Dublin derby after a good win at home over Sean Connor’s old club Sligo Rovers to give the Gypsies back to back wins. This will be a true Dublin Derby on and off the pitch – only one winner for me – another win for St. Pats. Drogheda United v Sligo Rovers Drogheda United’s Shane Robinson chipped United back up to second place in the league with a one-nil win over Longford. My spies tell me this was a very poor game. Sligo dropped points away to Bohemians I think this will be very close game – it would not surprise me if Rovers pick up a point from this game. A draw for me. Galway United v Longford Town This game as all the making of a scoreless draw as both side are in poor form going into this match. Longford are rooted to the bottom of the league and Galway are one better with one point from five games. I think this game is one to stay at home from -and walk the dog if you have one. All up a very boring draw could be on the cards.  First Division Athlone Town v Kildare County Athlone Town had no response to Shelbourne who picked up their first win of the season against the poor town side. The Dublin side was always on top in the game, but Michael O’Connor’s side should be too strong for bottom of the league Kildare County. Home win – just. Shelbourne v Monaghan United Shelbourne picked up their first win since lifting the Eircom League title last November. Mark Leech struck the only goal late in the game to give Shels all three points in their home game with Athlone Town at Tolka Park. Monaghan United pick up a great point in their game last home game against runaway leaders Dundalk. With Shelbourne picking their first points of the season and giving Monaghan away record. Home win for the Shels.