Moe breaks duck against Swans

MOE United broke through for its first win of the Latrobe Valley Soccer League season with a decisive 3-2 victory over Sale United.

Neither team could make an impact on the scoreboard in the early part of the match.

The Red Devils broke through on the half hour with a goal from Matt Shearing.

The score stood at 1-0 at the break, but after the interval both teams got into the action with two goals each. Moe doubled its score at 53 minutes through Sam Gatpan, before Sale hit back with a Josh Ryan goal to make it 2-1.

Noah Kane scored for Moe at 71 minutes, but Sale, yet to be outdone, forced a Red Devils error and Ryan scored its second goal at 80 minutes.

Moe held out to the finish to record a good win.

For the first time since 1973, all LVSL matches were played on a Saturday.

Sunday has been the usual playing day, but officials have tried something different by staging matches on a Saturday.

AN 80th minute goal by Jesse Kennedy gave Falcons a 1-0 victory over Traralgon City in a tough match.

Pressure from both sides saw early chances being wasted with many turnovers. Hot conditions prevailed with players continually calling for the water carriers.

Falcons looked the better of the two teams, putting the Roosters under constant pressure.

Corey O’Shea and Jake Budija were holding their own for Traralgon City and Liam Johnson was also busy.

Falcons got the break at 80 minutes when a cross from Kevin Carcella to Jamie Pistrin through to Jesse Kennedy who then tapped it in from close range.

Good defence from Isaac Abas and Joey Auciello kept Traralgon City’s strikers working hard for possession.

Traralgon tried to come back but two shots near the end that could have made the difference went wide leaving the Roosters with a zero for the second successive week.

NEWBOROUGH-Yallourn United made the long journey to Bairnsdale and collected the three points in a 5-0 white-wash of the locals.

The ladder leader hasn’t conceded a goal in three rounds.

It took a while for the Combine to settle down with East Gippsland applying the pressure early.

NYU struggled, but eventually broke through the strong defence to register their first goal at 37 minutes into the half.

After the break the machine cranked up and they were rewarded with four more goals to complete the rout.

A GOAL for the new look Fortuna at five minutes set the scene for what was a memorable win over Traralgon Olympians.

Olympians hit back 20 minutes later, and with the score at 1-1 the pressure was building.

Fortuna got the break and a good passage saw it score a second goal at 35 minutes, which gave the Lions a 2-1 half-time lead.

Fortuna’s next three goals were scored at 55, 65 and 85 minutes.

Fortuna remains unbeaten after three matches, while Olympians is struggling having going down to Monash and the Lions over the last two weeks.

MONASH put in another impressive display, defeating Churchill United 3-0.

TRAFALGAR Victory had the bye.