Bohemians caused the shock of the weekend when they defeated Carrick United in Coolnamuck. Kenny Purcell came off the bench to score the only goal of the game 15 minutes from full-time. The victory moved Bohemians from 14 points to 17 points and just one more should see them remain in the Premier League.

Dungarvan United are now the club in big danger of dropping. They drew with Waterford Crystal last Wednesday in Kilrush Park and they were held to another one-all draw on Saturday at home to Southend United.

Patrick Carey gave Southend the lead from the penalty spot in the first half only for Tommy Butler to level the game also from the penalty spot in the second period. Dungarvan have now got a total of 12 points, four behind second from bottom Johnville.

Hibernians are almost safe following their one each draw with the leaders Tramore in Mitchell Kennedy Park on Saturday. Clive Prendergast gave them the lead but the consistent Robbie Phelan grabbed a second-half equaliser for the Seasiders.

Tramore lead the way with 32 points. Waterford Crystal are in second position with 30 points. Carrick remain in third spot with 21, but they have three games in hand. Their home defeat to Bohemians could prove to be extremely costly indeed.