United travelled to Hillsborough for this league fixture against local rivals Downshire YM.
The game was quite tight throughout with the home side giving United little time on the ball whilst they were particularly well set up defensively making them hard to break down.
The home side had the ball in the net midway through the first but the Downshire player was adjudged to have fouled United keeper Brian McMullan.
In the second half United upped their game and when Downshire had a player dismissed they took advantage with Aaron Cheever’s being rewarded for his hard running with a goal in the early stages of the second half.
This was a vital three points as United keep in contention in the top four although the remainder of the half is strewn with numerous difficult fixtures.
This week United travel to Irish League Championship 2 side Ballymoney United in the third round of the Irish Cup.