Swans go back-to-back

SALE United has recorded back-to-back victories in the Latrobe Valley Soccer League.

The undermanned Swans defeated Trafalgar Victory 1-0 on Sunday to keeps them in eighth place on the table.

Travis Patterson scored the winning goal for the visitors.

Newborough-Yallourn United moved level on points with top side Moe United after an 8-1 victory over East Gippsland United. Mark Fairbrother and Brandon Scott both scored hat-tricks.

Moe United retains the ladder lead on goal difference despite a 1-0 loss to Traralgon City, which moved into fifth place. It was just the Red Devils’ second loss of the season.

It was a bruising clash at Harold Preston Reserve with Roosters captain Robert Speir stretchered off with a knee injury and Tom Sawyer left bloody after a head clash with Nick Dastey.

The Roosters scored the decisive goal early in the second half, when Stefan Sbaglia made a darting run down the right side of the penalty area and squared for Matthew Baker, who took a touch inside to foil the defence and rifled a bullet past Moe keeper Peter Albanese.

It was City’s first win over the Red Devils in three years.

Traralgon Olympians left it late to score the winning goal against Monash and claim a 4-3 victory.

Falcons thumped Morwell rival Pegasus 8-0, while Fortuna won at Tyers 4-3.

Churchill United had the bye.

THIS Sunday, Sale United will host Falcons.

In the match of the round, Newborough-Yallourn will host Moe in a top two clash.

In other matches, Olympians will head to East Gippsland, Fortuna will welcome Trafalgar, Pegasus will host Churchill, and Monash will host Tyers.

Traralgon City will have the bye.