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Mon 01 Apr 2024  ·  Vanarama National League North
Rushall Olympic
O Oseni (8')
Boston United Football Club
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Rushall Olympic 1-0 Boston United

Rushall Olympic 1-0 Boston United

Craig Singleton1 Apr - 18:14
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Boston United concluded their Easter weekend with defeat on the road after seeing a host of chances go untaken against a resolute Rushall Olympic outfit.

Owen Oseni's eighth minute goal proved to be the difference at Dales Lane - with Brad Nicholson, Jimmy Knowles and Kelsey Mooney all going agonisingly close to an equaliser before the break.

United enjoyed plenty of territory and saw further chances for the likes of Knowles and Mooney repelled late on.

Manager Ian Culverhouse had rotated ahead of kick-off, with Tom Leak and Lucien Mahovo recalled in place of Dylan Hill and Ethan Sephton.

Rushall took the lead when a long ball over the top evaded Nicholson and OSENI ran on to beat Cameron Gregory with a low drive.

United responded, with Rico Browne blocking bravely to deny Knowles, while Nicholson rattled the post and Mooney lifted an effort over the top after turning smartly on the edge of the penalty area.

Mooney later played Knowles into the clear, but United's top scorer slammed wide when well-placed.

Rushall had further chances before half-time, with Gregory saving well to deny Oseni and Nicholson blocking a firm drive from Ronan Maher on the line.

United enjoyed plenty of the ball after the interval, although it took until the 72nd minute for Weaver to be called into action to deny ex-Leamington team-mate Mooney.

Knowles' close-range effort deflected wide, Nicholson saw a header gathered by Weaver and the Rushall keeper saved the best until last with an instinctive stop to deny Mooney inside the six-yard box.

Rushall (3-4-2-1): Jake Weaver; Kristian Green, Rico Browne, Jordaan Brown; Ronan Maher (Tom Edge 85), Mitch Clarke, Alex Fletcher, Jaden Charles; Owen Farmer (Alex Moore 58), Simeon Maye; Owen Oseni (Joey Butlin 58). Subs (not used): Connor Tee, Rico Patterson.

Boston (3-4-1-2): Cameron Gregory; Tom Leak (Zak Mills 62), Michael Bostwick, Brad Nicholson; Jai Rowe, Jordan Richards, Martin Woods, Lucien Mahovo (Michael Gyasi 68); Keaton Ward (Sam Smart 68); Kelsey Mooney, Jimmy Knowles. Subs (not used): Ethan Sephton, Dylan Hill.

Referee: Darren Rogers.

Attendance: 756 (292 visitors).

PIC: Lee Keuneke.

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Mon 01 Apr 2024




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