Intense affair ends in stalemate

SALE United and Traralgon Olympians could not be split during their Gippsland Soccer League match on Sunday.

The match was an intense affair with both sides attacking at every opportunity.

Olympians welcomed back past player James Down, who controlled the defence and helped transition to attack with his smart positioning and clever ball movement.

Both sides lost key players within 10 minutes of each other, causing a stalemate, and the game ended in a stalemate.

The Swans are still in second place on the ladder, four points behind leader Churchill United, but only one point ahead of third-placed Moe United.

Churchill was forced to work hard to defeat fourth-placed Monash 4-3.

Moe boosted its goal difference with an 11-0 victory over Tyers.

Newborough-Yallourn United upset Falcons 2-1 for its first win of the season to move off the bottom of the ladder.

Despite missing key players, Fortuna remained in touch with the top four after a 4-0 win over Traralgon City.

AFTER a break for the long weekend, round two of the Battle of Britain Cup will be played on June 16.

Sale United will again host Olympians, Fortuna will play Falcons, Monash will head to Churchill and Traralgon City will be at home against Moe.

The premiership season resumes on June 22.