This weekend’s eircom previews

Bray Wanderers v Longford Town (Carlisle Grounds, 7.45 pm) Bray Wanderers Alan Cawley’s low free-kick past the Galway United wall gave Bray Wanderers a 1-0 win at Terryland Park in the Premier Division. The result leaves Galway still looking for their first home win in 2007 while Bray climb ahead of UCD to go level on points with Derry City.   It was not all good news for Eddie Gormley’s team as Bray were hit by injuries to two of their strikers during the game.    Longford Town secured just their second league win in 2007 on Saturday night as they grabbed a late winner against UCD at Flancare Park.    Longford grabbed a dramatic winner at the death though when Gary Deegan fired home a low drive from Robbie Martin’s pull back to give the Town some hope that relegation may be avoided. Prediction: Draw.  Derry City v Galway United (Brandywell Stadium, 7.45 pm)   Another bad night for Galway United who went down one-nil to Bray Wanderers which left United still looking for their first home win in 2007 while Bray climb ahead of UCD to go level on points with Derry City.   Manager Tony Cousins has a lot of hard work to do to get United back on track.   Derry City played out a 0-0 draw at Dalymount Park with neither side really even having a reasonable claim to the three points. Ciaran Martyn narrowly missed the Bohs goal late on but there were few clear-cut chances in the game. Prediction: Home win.  Drogheda United v Waterford United (United Park, 7.45 pm) Waterford United went down 2-1 to Sligo Rovers last time out. This results puts United adrift at the bottom with Longford Town.    Drogheda United played out a 0-0 draw with Cork City at Turner’s Cross in the Premier Division. Drogheda will be happier having left the Cross with a point although St. Pats and Shamrock Rovers will also be pleased as the top of the table stays tight.    Prediction: Home win.  First Division Athlone Town v Wexford Youths (Lissywoollen 7pm) Limerick 37 produced one of their best performances of the season to get back to winning ways at the expense of Dermot Lennon’s new-look Athlone Town at Jackman Park.   Wexford Youths put a halt to their slide towards the bottom of the League of Ireland when they drew with Cobh Ramblers.   This game has all the making of a draw but the Town need to win this one to stay in touch in the League. Prediction: Draw.