United wins grand final rematch

TWO goals in the first half were enough for Sale United to win the rematch of the Gippsland Soccer League grand final against Monash.

Sunday’s victory at home keeps the Swans in second place after six rounds, a win behind undefeated Churchill United.

The Swans had the better of the play and were unlucky not to have won by a greater margin. They were particularly dangerous attacking from wide.

The Swans opened the scoring early when Slade Whitfield put away his chance after Monash was unable to clear a Dean Nichols cross.

Soon after the Generals scored with their first real attack through a Marcus Krznaric volley from a corner kick.

A Kristian Phillips pass found Tommy Nguyen, who dribbled through the Monash defence and slotted the ball past the goalkeeper to give the Swans back the lead.

That was to be the final score of the game, despite the Swans continuing to attack the Monash goal.

The visitor had two good chances to level the scores in the second half, but Swans keeper Chris Richardson was equal to the task.

MOE United moved into third place, only trailing Sale United on goal difference, after a 2-0 win over Newborough-Yallourn United.

TRARALGON City posted its first win of the season, defeating Morwell Pegasus 2-1. Adding to its three draws, the win moved City into sixth place on the ladder.

FORTUNA was rarely troubled against Tyers, winning 6-0.

Hayden and Josh Tanti scored two goals each.

ON Saturday night, Churchill United inflicted Falcons’ first defeat of the season with a 1-0 win.

TRARALGON Olympians had the bye.

SALE United will be tested when it takes on Falcons at Morwell this Sunday. Three points separates the Swans and Falcons on the ladder.

Also on Sunday, Fortuna will host Newborough-Yallourn, Monash will host Traralgon City and Tyers will head to Morwell to play Pegasus.

Olympians will host Churchill on Saturday night.

Moe has the bye.