SALE United returned to the winners’ circle with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over fellow Gippsland Soccer League finals aspirant Monash.
The Swans were keen to make amends for the previous week’s loss to Falcons and were on the scoreboard early when a great through ball from Ashley Ross was neatly put away by in-form striker Jon Piefke.
The game turned into an arm wrestle with neither side willing to give an inch and at half time the score remained at 1-0.
After the restart, the Wolves attacked searching for the equaliser but the Sale defence headed by goal keeper Jacob Richardson was up to the challenge.
Callum Clancy made it 2-0 with an attacking run from midfield to beat Monash goal keeper Russell Musgrove who had advanced off his line.
It was 3-0 when Clancy converted a penalty after Tommy Nguyen was brought down in the box.
Ray Allred rounded out the scoring for Sale after chasing down a wayward pass to coolly finish.
In the shadows of full-time, Monash claimed a consolation goal when a penalty was converted by Ashley Birrell.
IN the only other match played last weekend, Moe United climbed to fifth place on the ladder with a 1-0 victory over rival Newborough-Yallourn United.
THE remaining scheduled fixtures, between Falcons and Churchill, Olympians and Fortuna, and Tyers and Traralgon City were all washed out and will now be played in August during what was originally the second half of the split round 15.
THIS Sunday Sale United will travel to Traralgon City.
For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.