Swans surge against Lightning

SALE United moved to the top of the Gippsland Soccer League ladder with an 11-0 annihilation of Tyers.

Having scored 22 goals without conceding one, the Swans overtook other unbeaten sides Moe United and Falcons on goal difference.

The Swans did the damage in the first half to lead 7-0 at the break.

Tommy Nguyen, Nic k Buckhoreelall and captain Ash Ross each scored hat-tricks. Graham Young and Trevor Irwin scored a goal each.

Ross’ hat-trick has taken his season tally to six goals from three matches.

The bottom-placed Lightning has scored just one goal in three games and conceded 35.

MOE United scored five goals in the second half to defeat Monash 6-1.

The Red Devils were boosted by the return of league best-and-fairest Marc McHallam from suspension.

Matt Shearing scored two goals for the Red Devils with one each from Ty Georgiou, Lee Dastey and Ash Birrell (the latter two from free kicks) and another from an own goal.

Monash’s goal came during the second half when Chad Shelley saw his penalty kick saved before scoring with the rebound.

FALCONS defeated Newborough-Yallourn United 5-0. Matt Amaira scored within minutes of the start with a shot from outside the penalty area. Soon after Jesse Kennedy put the Birds 2-0 up.

Falcons scored three second half goals through Tom D’Alia, Kennedy (taking his season tally to six) and substitute DJ Matar.

OLYMPIANS inflicted a second consecutive loss on Churchill United.

Olympians maintained fourth spot with its 4-1 win at home after scores were 1-1 at half-time. Jamie Pistrin scored two goals with Chris Panayiotou and Heydan Cook one each.

A LATE goal gave Traralgon City a 2-1 win over Pegasus at Morwell.

Muyiwa Aliyu and Michael Bloss scored for the Roosters, who moved into eighth place on the table.

EAST Gippsland United won the battle of the new boys against Trafalgar Victory, 5-1.

Ben Gillard, Josh Perry, Pius Fidelisi, Jaydon Steele and Simon Oliver scored a goal each for the home side, which has moved into fifth position.

FORTUNA had the bye.

THE GSL premiership season takes a break this weekend for the first round of the Battle of Britain Cup.

on Saturday, Sale United will host Trafalgar, Fortuna will host East Gippsland, Tyers will be at home to Traralgon City and Pegasus will head to Newborough-Yallourn.

Churchill, Falcons and Moe will have the bye.

On Thursday night, Monash was away to Olympians.

The premiership season will continue April 12, when Sale will head to Churchill.