SALE United posted back-to-back wins in the Latrobe Valley Soccer League, defeating Trafalgar Victory 3-0 on Sunday.
The home side won through a brace from coach Jon Piefke and one from Tommy Nguyen.
The victory moved the Swans into third place on the ladder, a win behind undefeated leader Newborough-Yallourn United.
Newborough-Yallourn thumped East Gippsland United 6-0 in Bairnsdale, with Brandon Scott scoring a hat-trick.
Moe United, undefeated in second place, defeated Traralgon City 4-0.
Last season’s champion Falcons opened its account with a 4-1 win over Morwell rival Pegasus.
Monash came from a goal down to defeat Olympians 2-1, while Fortuna defeated Tyers 3-1,
Churchill United had the bye.
Two matches highlight this Sunday’s round.
Last season’s top two teams will clash at Morwell, where Falcons will host Sale, while Moe will host Newborough-Yallourn in the battle of this year’s top two.
Also on Sunday, Olympians will host East Gippsland, Pegasus will travel to Churchill, Trafalgar will host Fortuna and Monash heads to Tyers.
Traralgon City will have the bye.