United failed to find the back of the net for the fourth consecutive match in a 0-0 draw against Gloucester City at the Jubilee Stadium.
Manager Gary Owers made two changes to the side that lost 2-0 to Hampton & Richmond on Saturday. In came Ruairi Keating and Bobson Bawling in place of Brett Williams and Ben Wynter.
In a scrappy affair United dominated possession, more and more as the game progressed.
In a game of few clear chances United threatened Gloucester’s goal three times in the second half.
First Ruairi Keating had the ball in the back of the net only for the offside flag to go up. Then United broke through on the left on the penalty box only for Chris Regis’s shot to be charged down by Gloucester captain, Sam Avery. Jamie Reid showed terrific technique to strike the ball on the volley from 25 yards out. Yates dived to his left to keep his effort out.
Gary Owers brought on Ben Wynter at the half-time break for Samir Nabi. He slotted in at right centre back and Asa Hall was pushed into his more familiar midfield role.
Gloucester threatened on the break in the second half, in one moment especially when Parker broke through only to shoot wide. Most of the ground thought it had gone in.
Andre Wright and Brett Williams were brought off the bench to try make a breakthrough.
United sent ball after ball into Gloucester’s half, who seemed more than happy to allow United to dominate possession outside of their penalty area.
United now look to the visit of Hemel Hempstead to Plainmoor in seven days time to get back to winning ways.
Gloucester City: Yates (GK), Kelly, Emerson, Hamilton, Avery (c), Edge, Parker, Hanks, Seymour [Page], Liddiard, Medford SUBS (not used): Deamon, Lawrence, Morford
Yellow Card: Porter
United: Bass, Davis, Essuman, Keating, Hall, Bawling, Nabi [Winter HT], Dickson, Cameron, Reid [Wright 77′], Regis [Williams 64′] SUBS (not used) Banton, MacDonald,
Yellow Card: Cameron 52′, Hall, Williams