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Roddy Collins' Athlone slip to bottom of the First Division without even kicking a ball

Wexford Youths’ win over Cabinteely enough to move them off the foot of the table for the first time since March.

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WEXFORD YOUTHS HAVE moved off the bottom of the SSE Airtricity League First Division table for the first time since March after a 2-0 win over in-form Cabinteely.

Thomas Croke scored twice in the first half while they were within a whisker of adding a third in the second period when Dean Kelly’s free-kick came back off the upright.

There could’ve been a frenetic finale when Cabo were awarded a late penalty but Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters saw his effort saved by Danny Bolger.

Wexford’s win means they jump above Roddy Collins’ Athlone Town, who face Longford Town on Saturday evening.

Elsewhere, Shane O’Connor’s 27th-minute goal was enough for league leaders Waterford to get the better of UCD but Stephen Henderson’s Cobh Ramblers remain seven points behind after the grinder out a narrow victory away to Shelbourne.

Reduced to 10 men on the hour mark, Cian Leonard popped up ten minutes later to grab a game-winning strike.

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