SALE United surged in the second half to defeat Olympians 5-1 during round 20 of the Gippsland Soccer League.
At Traralgon on Sunday, the visitors led 2-1 at half-time before scoring three unanswered goals in the second half.
Nick Buckhoreelall scored a brace for the visitors, with one each from Josh Deschepper, Carlyle Eves and David Simpson.
Olympians’ goal came from Aaron Daniels.
The Swans remain four points behind ladder leader Falcons with six rounds to play.
FALCONS fended off a spirited challenge from league champion Churchill United to win 1-0 away from home.
The Rams took it up to the ladder leader, controlling the early exchanges, however Falcons worked its way into the match as it adjusted to the wintry conditions.
The tight contest continued in the second half with the decisive goal coming with 10 minutes remaining. Crisp build-up play by the front three of DJ Matar, Jesse Kennedy and Nick D’Alessandro saw Kennedy one-on-one with the Rams goalkeeper and scoring from close range.
FOR the second successive week, Morwell Pegusus conceded a double figure score, last weekend hammered 10-1 by Monash. Ty Christy scored four goals and Ethan Lawrence three for the Generals.
FIFTH-placed Fortuna reduced the gap to Newborough-Yallourn in fourth place to seven points after a 5-0 win over the Combine. Hayden Tanti scored four goals with one from Keiran Coltman.
TYERS recovered from 2-0 down at half-time to defeat East Gippsland United 4-2.
First half goals from Callum Clancy and Jude Taylor handed the visitors the lead before the Lightning struck back with a Jake Budija brace and goal each from Shayne Pavich and Rob Darby.
THE match between Trafalgar Victory and Traralgon City ended in a 0-0 stalemate.
The draw moved Trafalgar within a point of second from bottom side Pegasus.
MOE United had the bye.
SALE United will this Sunday host bottom side Trafalgar.
The Swans will be looking to keep the pressure on leader Falcons, which will host eighth-placed Monash and hoping to avoid a late season slip-up.
In other matches, Morwell Pegasus will host Moe, Traralgon City will welcome Fortuna, Churchill United will head to East Gippsland, and Newborough-Yallourn will host Tyers.
Olympians will have the bye.
TYERS has claimed a second consecutive Gippsland Soccer League women’s title.
The Lightning finished on top of the table, seven points ahead of Monash. Tyers won 13 of its 15 matches, drew one and lost once.
Still in contention for the Browne-Huizer Trophy, Tyers is on track to claim back-to-back championship and cup doubles.