THIS WEEKEND’S GAMES PREVIEWED

Bohemians v Cork City (Dalymount Park, 7.45 pm) Paul Cooks’ Sligo Rovers inflicted a first home league defeat of the season on Cork City at Turner’s Cross.    Sligo secured a 2-1 win to leapfrog Cork and Bohemians to move up to fourth place in the Premier Division.    Longford’s 3-0 win over Bohemians was their fourth in succession against the Gypsies at Flancare Park and avenged their 5-0 drubbing at Dalymount Park earlier in the season.   Bohs continued to mis-fire in front of goal as the wheels continue to come off. The pressure is sure to mount on Bohs’ boss Sean Connor.  * [Insert Picture of Sean Connor Bohemians Manager] Prediction: Away win.    Derry City v Longford Town (Brandywell Stadium, 7.45 pm) Last time out, Longford Town secured their third successive league win to keep alive hopes of beating the drop from the Premier Division.   Longford are up to within six points of second from bottom Galway United, and with the Tribesmen struggling so badly at home, a relegation battle that appeared over is now well and truly hotting up. [Insert Picture of Alan Mathews Longford Town Manager] Prediction: Draw.  Drogheda United v St. Patrick’s Athletic (United Park, 7.45 pm)  Prediction: Draw. U.C.D. v Galway United (Belfield Park, 7.45 pm) Prediction: Home win.   Waterford United v Shamrock Rovers (RSC, 7.45 pm)  Prediction: Away win. Sligo Rovers v Bray Wanderers (The Showgrounds, 7.45 pm) Prediction: Home win. First Division Athlone Town v Kildare County Last time out: Another bad night on the road for Athlone Town as Dermot Lennon’s side went down to Shelbourne, whose excellent recent run of form began after they beat the Town.  Prediction: Home win.  – Dave Dibble