SALE United snapped a three-game losing streak and ended Traralgon Olympians’ Gippsland Soccer League finals aspirations with an away 2-1 victory on Sunday.
Sale opened the scoring when David Mayall delivered an inch perfect cross to unmarked Sale striker Jon Piefke to head home.
In the second half the match turned into a dog fight, Olympians coach Anthony Collins introduced Frank Albanese who, within minutes, repaid the faith latching onto a good ball to beat Sale goalkeeper Chris Richardson to draw level.
Fighting for their top four position, the Swans found the winner when Piefke scored from a goal mouth scramble to prevail 2-1.
CHURCHILL United jumped five points clear of Fortuna at the top of the ladder after Traralgon City stunned the Lions 4-1 and the Rams edged out Monash 2-0 on Saturday night.
ON Sunday, the upsets continued when third-placed Moe United was defeated 1-0 by Falcons, who were coming off a demoralising defeat to bottom-placed Newborough-Yallourn United.
TYERS scored a last minute penalty to snatch a point at Newborough-Yallourn United in an exciting 3-3 draw.
SALE United will have this weekend off as three round 10 matches have been rescheduled due to floods. United’s next match will be at home against Newborough-Yallourn on Sunday, August 12.
On Saturday night, Falcons will be aiming to upset ladder leader Churchill in order to cling onto their faint hope of a finals berth.
Fortuna rarely loses two matches in a row and will be extra wary against the Olympians.
Traralgon City is hitting its straps at the right time of the season and after winning 6-0 the last time they played Tyers, will be determined to get another big score on the board on Sunday with goal difference looking set to be a factor in top four calculations.
For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.