A STOPPAGE-TIME own goal condemned Vauxhall to their second home defeat of the season despite another dominating display against Redditch United on Saturday, writes Paul Hassall.
The Motormen were guilty of wasting a host of opportunities as they again failed to turn their superiority into goals, leaving manager Owen Brown frustrated by the performance.
He said: 'It's very disappointing. I think it was probably the most onesided game since I've been in charge of the club. We totally dominated the first half, totally dominated the second and I am just bitterly disappointed for the players because the effort was there.
'There was some great play at times but, unfortunately, we just couldn't finish things off. We can't ask any more of them and if they keep that level of performance up, the results will undoubtedly follow.
'If we were dominating and not making chances I'd be concerned, but while we are creating that amount of chances, the goals will come and I'm still confident we'll have a good season.'
Vauxhall began brightly but were stunned on 20 minutes when Jenkins' cut-back from the left was met by the advancing Palmer, who struck a sweet half volley past the helpless Dittmer from 10 yards.
The Motormen refused to be affected by the setback and were almost level three minutes later, but McNutt's free kick was saved by Young in the Redditch goal.
The keeper was in fine form and was called into further action on the half hour mark when he saved well at the feet of Cumiskey after the striker had exposed the offside trap to run clear on goal.
Vauxhall continued to drive forward in the second period and came close straight from the restart when
Cumiskey's turn and shot deflected just wide, before Moogan wasted a glorious opportunity by blazing over the crossbar from the resulting corner.
On 57 minutes Young was finally beaten as he could only parry Mc-Givern's rasping strike into the path of Cumiskey who coolly slotted home the equaliser.
The Motormen began to lay siege to the Redditch goal as they searched for the elusive winning strike but Young continued to deny them, somehow managing to tip McGivern's dip-ping twenty-five yard effort over the crossbar.
With Vauxhall piling men forward in an attempt to take all three points, they were caught out in injury time by a moment of misfortune.
A corner from the right was only half cleared to substitute Doyle on the left edge of the box, and his hopeful drilled cross cannoned off Brazier's shin and into the Vauxhall net, to snatch victory for the visitors. Vauxhall: Dittmer, Woodyatt, McDermott, McNutt (Addo 66), McNulty, Brazier, Garrity, Lawton, McGivern, Moogan, Cumiskey. nThe Motormen's next match is at Droylsden on Saturday (3pm).