Athlone Town’s impressive unbeaten SSE Airtricity League First Division run was ended by Wexford Youths at Lissywollen last Friday.
Aidan Keenan netted the only goal of the game for Wexford Youths as Athlone were unfortunate that Garbhan Coughlan had an effort ruled out for offside.
Town custodian Shane Cusack made a couple of fine saves to deny Wexford attacker Danny Furlong, but Athlone were still defeated.
Eddie Wallace’s side now face a demanding away trip to Ballybofey this weekend for a clash with high-flying Finn Harps.
Athlone Town: Cusack; Gaul, Collins, Dunne, Hand; Purdy, Foley, Boyne (Doolin, 72 ) Chindea, O’Connor (Burke, 64 ); Coughlan.