Falcons claims championship

FALCONS claimed its second consecutive Latrobe Valley Soccer League championship with a 5-0 victory over Traralgon Olympians on Saturday night.

With two matches and a catch-up to play, Falcons can’t be overtaken for top position.

It’s been another superb season by the Morwell club, and its victory over Olympians was more sweeter, getting some revenge on the defeat in last year’s grand final.

Sam Amaira scored a brace of goals, with Jamie Pistrin, Jesse Kennedy and Tom D’Alia alsp notching up goals.

Olympians will get into the finals, but its form needs to pick up if it wants to claim silverware.

ON Sunday, Trafalgar Victory defeated Fortuna 3-2.

Trafalgar scored first through Nathaniel Paredes at 40 minutes and doubled up after half-time when Monty Coots beat the keeper. Fortuna forced one back through Brandon Scott five minutes later.

The Victory played possession football, and its tactics were rewarded at 87 minutes when Josh Paredes posted its third goal.

Fortuna scored a consolation goal in stoppage time through Nelson Tombra.

TRARALGON City came good at the wrong end of the season with a massive 5-0 victory over Churchill United.

City had struggled over its past few matches, but teamed together to take the points.

The Roosters were on the board after only three minutes, when Jake Budija scored his first, then DJ Matar got into the action with a fine shot to score at 17 minutes.

The Roosters a good buffer going into half-time after Jake Budija scored his second before the break. After the break, Budija completed his hat-trick and Liam Johnson finished the rout with a clever goal at 81 minutes to give the Roosters their biggest win over Churchill since 1989. 

MONASH defeated local rival Newborough-Yallourn United 3-2 to keep in touch with the top two.

In a frenzy of goals from the 19th minute, three were scored within three minutes.

Monash tipped the ball in first through Tom Bramstedt, then NYU replied within the minute from Hayden Tanti. Monash went 2-1 up only a minute later when Andreas Nilo put one past the keeper.

Monash soaked up the pressure in the second half as NYU tried to equalise, but Monash got a run on and Chris Oulton scored the Wolves’ third goal at 63 minutes in.

NYU tried hard, but it took until stoppage time for it to score a second goal through Tim Shaw.

MOE United had its best win for the season, defeating East Gippsland United 7-0.

East Gippsland had no answer to the Moe power plays and set positions, with the Red Devils opening up only seven minutes in through Matt Shearing. Further goals in the first half to Riley Winkelman-Atkinson, Luke Bathgate and Sam Gatpan ensured a safe buffer of 4-0 by the break.

The rout continued in the second half, when Winkelman-Atkinson, Lachlan McKenzie and Noah Kane scored.

SALE United had the bye.

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