Reds’ early season inconsistency surfaced again when they lost by the odd goal in five at the Sheepmount complex.
They had taken the lead in the County League Premier Division fixture but poor defending led to their ultimate downfall as the hosts secured the points.
Cain Pears (inset) gave Reds an early lead when he scored a fine goal from the edge of the box following a good passage of play down the left. The ball was squared inside and Pears applied the finish for his first of the season.
Unisun had the chance to equalise but a penalty, conceded by Callum Bell, was dragged wide of the target.
So, Reds turned round one goal to the good but, twenty minutes into the second period, they were behind. And both Unisun’s goals came from defensive howlers.
Dorin Covaci equalised with a simple walk-in after Reds’ goalkeeper and a defender mis-communicated and then poor defending from a long throw in culminated in Kian Makar putting Athletic in front.
Reds bounced back and were all square again when Chad Grisdale got on the end of a long free-kick to make it 2-2 with about ten minutes remaining.
But Unisun grabbed the winner six minutes from the end of normal time with a goal as good, if not better, than Pears’ opener. They worked the ball down their right before cutting it back to the edge of the area where Ryan Scott curled home a superb winner past the helpless Suproto Monsor.
Team: Suproto Monsor, Hayden Percival, Callum Bell, Evan Stephenson, Owen Johnston, Luke Davidson, Chad Grisdale, Cain Pears, Jack Dunstan, Harry Watson, Jaden Scott. Substitutes – Sam Christian, Tyler Harrell, Spencer Bland, Milo Cooke, Aston Mackay (all used).