Swans in to fifth after win

SALE United moved into fifth place on the Latrobe Valley Soccer League women’s ladder with a 4-0 victory over Churchill United on Sunday.

The visitors won with two goals each for April Makeham and Zoe Askew. Askew scored one of her goals from the penalty corner into the wind.

The Sale senior men’s team wasn’t as lucky, losing 1-0 via a penalty, while the reserves lost 4-0. The Swans took home a spectacular win in the second division, 10-0.

On Wednesday night, Sale United’s second division team was knocked-out of the Nan Bosma Cup with a 1-0 quarter-final loss to Fortuna. The Swans are now out of all four LVSL cup competitions this season.

TOP senior team Falcons defeated bottom side Tyers 3-0 on Sunday.

Jamie Pistrin and Jesse Kennedy scored for the visitors in the first half, before Scott MacKeown put the matter beyond doubt in the 85th minute.

TRARALGON Olympians was made to work for its 5-2 victory over East Gippsland United in Bairnsdale.

The Eagles went ahead through a Josh Perry goal, but Olympians equalised a minute later through Brandon Scott.

East Gippsland regained the lead 20 minutes into the second half when Perry scored his second goal. Within seven minutes, Olympians led after Scott scored two more goals to complete his hat-trick.

The Eagles pushed hard for an equaliser, but Peter Labros and Bryson Tanti scored for Olympians in the dying minutes.

LOCAL rivals Monash and Newborough-Yallourn United couldn’t be split, with their physical match ending 0-0.

After limited scoring chances in the first half, the Combine did most of the attacking for much of the second, with Monash keeper Leon Cook pulling off two good saves.

Late in the match, substitute Andreas Nilo almost snatched victory for third-placed Monash, but his shot was parried away by Damien Gibert in the NYU goal.

THERE was another 0-0 stalemate, between fourth-placed Traralgon City and Trafalgar Victory.

MOE United defeated Fortuna 3-1 at home, enough to move passed the Orangemen into eighth place on the ladder.

Lachlan McKenzie put the Red Devils two minutes into the match. Matt Shearing doubled their advantage half an hour later.

Fortuna pegged a goal back early in the second half through Keiran Coltman.

Shearing completed his brace in the 90th minute.

LEAGUE leader Falcons will visit Sale this Sunday, with the senior game kicking off at 3pm.

Also on Sunday, Moe will head to Trafalgar, Monash will host Traralgon City, NYU will host East Gippsland, and Fortuna will visit Churchill.

Olympians will host Tyers on Saturday night from 7pm.

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