- Thursday May 6th, 2010 @ 7:35
SAINTS IN TOP OF TABLE SHOWDOWN
St Patrick's Athletic take on Airtricity league leaders Dundalk this Friday 7th May in what is set to be one of the games of the season so far at Richmond Park.
The Saints have suffered a recent dip in form, losing their last two games to Shamrock Rovers and UCD respectively.
While St. Pat's have conceded only five goals this season three have been conceded in the last two games so Conor Kenna and his defence will need to be on top of their game for the visit of Dundalk..
Ian Foster's Lilywhites will travel to Inchicore brimming with confidence, following a dramatic 2-1 victory over Shamrock Rovers on Monday night.
Former Bohemians striker Neale Fenn got his name on the score sheet, alongside midfielder JJ Melligan.
Dundalk defender Garry Breen has popped up with four league goals this season and his height is proving a real test for the Leagues' defences.
With both sides posing an aerial threat in the box set pieces could well prove a crucial element of Friday night's game.
Former Saint and Republic of Ireland U21 midfielder Stephen Maher is a regular starter for the Lilywhites and scored his first league goal against Shamrock Rovers back in March.
Alan Cawley, another former Saint at the Louth side, has been sidelined in recent weeks as he recovers from a nasty eye injury.
A win on Friday night could put St Pat's back on top of the Premier division and Pete Mahon and his team will be hoping for another large turnout of fans for this crucial match.
Tickets for Friday night's Airtricity League match against table-toppers Dundalk, are on sale from the club shop.
Tickets for the Setanta Cup final (Saturday 15th May) are also available from the club shop.
A limited allocation of 2,000 tickets has been received by the club so supporters are asked to please purchase their cup final tickets early.