MISSED CHANCES PROVE COSTLY
A pattern has emerged over recent weeks which is causing the Whites to drop points. Missed opportunities in front of goal proved costly once again.
The visitors were a strong hard working outfit and put United's back line under early pressure which was dealt with very well in the main.
The only real piece of sloppy defending led to the goal. With Jack McGovern slightly out of position, Ryan Porter also had chance to clear before Chris Morris finished crisply to give his side the lead after ten minutes.
United reacted well and started to hurt their opponents in behind with Sam Mullarkey and George Zuerner picking up Sam Wilkinson's flicks and through balls.
Mullarkey might have scored twice and Zuerner shot over when well placed and United left the field at half time knowing they should have been at least level.
The second period was a scrappy affair, which suited Rushall. United dealt well with their forays forward but never quite matched the performance of the first half.
A superb through ball from skipper Brendan McDaid saw George Zuerner burst clear and just as he looked certain to score Chris Gemmell in the Rushall goal closed down quickly, the ball hitting his shin and rolling safe.
We had what is now our standard scramble following a corner and couldn't finish it, Brendan McDaid had a header cleared the off the line and as the ninety minute mark approached United were awarded a free kick on the edge of the Rushall penalty area.
Matt O'Halloran stepped up and crashed his shot against the bar, it shot down and appeared to cross the line but it was perhaps too close to call, sometimes you get the breaks and sometimes you don't.
The performance was much improved from Tuesday night and Sean Wright(pictured) just edged the Man of the Match from Jack McGovern.