This Friday’s eircom action previewed

This Friday’s eircom action previewed Premier Division: Longford Town v Waterford United (Flancare Park, 7.30 pm) A loyal band of Longford Town supporters who travelled to Terrylands Park on Friday unfurled a banner that read ‘Paint €10, Bed sheet €12, Survival Priceless’. Longford went down to a late goal from Galway United’s Wes Charles to give United a priceless point in their battle to stay in the Premier League. This is a must-win game for both sides in the battle to stay up.  Prediction: Heart says Longford to win. Sligo Rovers v St. Patrick’s Athletic (The Showgrounds, 7.45 pm) Last time out: Paul Cook’s Sligo Rovers side went down to an injury-time goal from Drogheda United Jason Gavin.   Darren Mansaram again hit the net to beat St. Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park. This was a poor result for St. Pats and they will not fancy the trip to the Showgrounds. Prediction: Home win for the Rovers. Bohemians v Galway United (Dalymount Park, 7.45 pm) Galway had a good win over Longford and with Bohemians beating St. Pats this looks set to be close.  Prediction: Galway to pick up a point. Bray Wanderers v Cork City (Carlisle Grounds, 7.45 pm) Prediction: Home win for me.  Derry City v U.C.D. (Brandywell Stadium, 7.45 pm)  Prediction: Home win for Derry City. Shamrock Rovers v Drogheda United (Tolka Park, 8.00 pm) Shamrock Rovers go into this game on the back of two defeats and having dropped out of the title race.   Rovers went down to Cork City in their last game.   Last time out Paul Doolin’s Drogheda side moved within touching distance of their first league title.   Prediction: Shamrock Rovers.    First Division Athlone Town v Shelbourne Dermot Lennon’s Athlone Town go into the game on the back of reports of disquiet and financial problems, although their form has picked up somewhat in recent weeks.   In the Town’s last game they went down 2-1 to John Gill’s Dundalk. This game with Shelbourne is a must-win to put some pride back into the team and end the season on a high and not a damp squib.    Shelbourne’s hopes of clinching fourth place in the First Division may have slipped away following a 0-0 draw with Kilkenny City at Tolka Park.  Prediction: Shelbourne to take the points. Kilkenny City v Cobh Ramblers Prediction: Away win.  Finn Harps v Limerick 37 Prediction: Harps look like champions all the way.