Swans back on track

SALE United returned to the Gippsland Soccer League winners’ list with a 5-0 thumping of an under-strength Morwell Pegasus.

The win on Sunday moved the Swans into second position on goal difference ahead of Falcons, who had the bye last weekend, and Moe United.

Ashley Ross and Ray Allred controlled the midfield early, while the run of Tommy Nguyen, Dean Nicholls and Nathi Khamchom created havoc for the Pegasus defence, missing Shaun Bye.

The Swans had the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot, but Ross’ shot was saved by Pegasus keeper Leon Cook.

It didn’t take the home side long to get off the mark though with Nguyen scoring two and Dean Nichols one to have the Swans 3-0 up at half-time.

Ray Allred and Slade Whitfield completed the scoring in the second half.

On a day when nearly everything went the Swans’ way, goal keeper Chris Richardson also saved a Pegasus penalty kick.

Ladder leader Churchill United was too strong for Monash, winning 4-0. Paul Riess scored two goals for the Rams.

A Matt Shearing hat-trick helped Moe defeat Traralgon Olympians 4-2.

Fortuna and Traralgon City could not be separated, drawing 0-0.

Newborough-Yallourn United scored its first win of the season, beating Tyers 2-1.

THE GSL season will resume after Easter with Sale United hosting Monash on Sunday, April 27.