First GSL loss for Sale United

SALE United lost its first match of the Gippsland Soccer League season, going down to Traralgon City 3-2.

Despite the loss, the Swans remain in second place on the ladder, four points behind Churchill United.

The Swans began brightly with Tommy Nguyen scoring before the home side equalised with the teams going into half-time 1-1.

The Swans regained the lead after a Ashley Ross free kick found Jon Piefke, who scored.

The visitors were unable to hold on to their lead as Traralgon scored two goals to claim the win.

Nick Walsh, John Kuol and Conor Van Der Staay scored for Traralgon City.

Churchill United defeated Traralgon Olympians 3-2 with Ben Skinner scoring two goals for the winner.

Nick D’Allesandro scored two goals to help Falcons defeat Moe United 2-1 with all goals coming in the second half.

Monash moved into the top four on goal difference after a 4-2 win over Fortuna, who had previously occupied fourth spot.

Tyers recorded its first points of the season and moved off the foot of the table with a 1-0 win over Newborough-Yallourn United, who now sits at the bottom.

SALE United will be looking to return to the winners’ list this Sunday when it hosts the ninth-placed Tyers, who will be buoyed from its first win.

In other Sunday matches, Monash will host Newborough-Yallourn, Olympians will play City in the Traralgon derby, while Moe will host Churchill in a match between third and first.

Fortuna and Falcons will be looking to move into the top four when they meet on Saturday night.