Six goals for Sale United

SALE United continued its blistering start to the Gippsland Soccer League season with a 6-0 win over Fortuna.

Sunday’s win at Morwell followed the Swans’ 5-0 round one win over Traralgon City.

The victory put the Swans in third place on goal difference behind leader Moe United and Falcons.

Three goals in the first half was mirrored by three more in the second.

Captain Ash Ross scored two goals to go with his goal from the previous week, while Tommy Nguyen opened his season account with two. Jacob Patterson scored his second goal in as many weeks, while Graham Young also scored.

MOE United maintained its unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 away win over rival Churchill United.

Ash Birrell, coming off a hat-trick, and Sam Gatpan scored for the Red Devils, who have scored 15 goals in just two matches.

The loss ended any hopes the Rams had of a second consecutive undefeated season.

AFTER winnings its debut match, East Gippsland United came back to earth with a 7-1 loss at home to Falcons.

Transitional play between Tom D’Alia, Jesse Kennedy and Sam Amaira saw the latter tap home to give the visitors the lead.

Kennedy doubled the lead from a free kick and further goals from Amaira and an own goal would put the result beyond doubt by half-time.

There was no let up from Falcons in the second half as Amaira completed his hat-trick along with another own goal and goal to Isaac Abas.

East Gippsland continued to grind away and was rewarded with a goal from a stunning free kick in the top corner by Jaydon Steele.

MONASH overcame a slow start to defeat Trafalgar Victory 5-1 away.

The home side applied pressure on the young Monash side early, which it turned into a 1-0 lead 15 minutes in. The Monash defence was left appealing for an offside flag after Sam Jones ran through on goal unopposed to score.

Trafalgar seemed content to defend its lead and repelled Monash attacks stoutly. Its hard work was undone minutes before the break as Brendan Ruddell powered home a free kick from 20 yards out.

Monash came out a different team after the break with former coach Wally Noppert given space outside the box to rifle into the top corner with his left foot in the 49th minute.

Four minutes later Noppert was again given space, this time firing home with his right foot. The introduction of Ty Christy off the bench gave the Wolves extra attacking threat and he was involved soon after his introduction in the build up as Ethan Lawrence extended the lead midway through the half.

It threatened to become a rout as Noppert crossed to Marcus Krznaric minutes later to make it 5-1.

Despite its probing Monash was unable to add to the scoreline with 16-year-old midfielder Chris Oulton seeing his effort ruled out in what would’ve capped off a stellar debut.

OLYMPIANS piled more misery on Tyers, defeating home side 11-1.

In two matches, the Lightning has already conceded 24 goals.

Aaron Daniel scored three goals, Chris Panayiotou and Heydan Cook two each, with one each from Eamon Stuart Suares, Jamie Pistrin, Simon Ierardi and Liam Antonelli.

Dylan Cramer scored for the hapless Lightning.

AFTER a round one bye, Newborough-Yallourn United began its campaign with a 1-0 win over Morwell Pegasus at home. Andrew Batt scored the decisive goal in the first half.

TRARALGON City had the bye.

SALE United will again be away from home this Sunday, when it will meet bottom-placed Tyers side.

Top side Moe will host fifth-placed Monash, with the clubs playing for the Fred Gauci Trophy. Monash has held the trophy, contested across all the divisions, for the past five years.

In a battle of undefeated teams, Falcons will meet Newborough-Yallourn.

Olympians will host Churchill, which will be looking to bounce back from its loss to Moe.

Two matches will be between sides which lost last week, with Pegasus hosting Traralgon City and East Gippsland will host Trafalgar in the battle of the new boys.