SALE United hosted Moe United on Saturday night in Round 17 of the Latrobe Valley Soccer League.

Sale even had their very own cheerleaders for the final home game of the season.

It was a great turnout for the last home game of the season, with the Swans even getting their own cheerleaders, Will Page and Jamie Whitewood, for moral support. Photos: Zoe Askew

Following an embarrassing 10-1 loss to Moe United in Round 8, the Swans had a lot to prove in the penultimate round of the season.

As the clock read 7pm, referee Andrew Riess blew his whistle, and the battle of the United’s began.

Sale was slow off the mark, a dire mistake costing them a goal, conceding in the sixth minute of the match.

The rude wake-up call propelled the Swans into flight and as their energy lifted, so did the physicality of play, seeing teams throwing bodies on the line in a bid to make some further progress.

It seemed as if Moe underestimated their opponent’s abilities, vocally expressing their outrage as Sale’s defensive line denied the away team another goal.

Less than 10 minutes before the game’s break, as Sale’s concentration slipped, Moe saw the chance to further their lead, scoring the match’s second goal just before the 40th minute.

Teams returned to the field for what was almost an identical second half.

Anouk Meereboer (number 14) during Sale United’s Round 9 game against Fortuna. Photos: Zoe Askew

As Sale attempted to regain dominance of the game and take control of play, the Swan’s Marrien Van Den Heuvel was yellow carded for an illegal tackle.

Moe scored goal number three in the 53rd minute.

The Swans were dealt a massive blow just 10 minutes later, seeing defender Dave Durning red-carded, leaving Sale United a man down with 20 minutes remaining.

Moe definitely got some kilometres into their opponent’s legs, relentlessly pressing the home team, making run, after run, after run.

At 76 minutes, a gassed Sale United broke their defensive line, seeing a fourth and final goal scored by the Red Devil’s.

Despite the 4-0 loss, it was a significant improvement from Sale United on the scoreboard from their previous match against Moe.

The Swans held their own despite being disadvantaged by some questionable calls.

In an unexpected turn of events, Sale United, sitting fifth on the ladder, were victorious over second-placed Moe in the reserves.

Take a bow Callum Campbell.

Campbell was the solitary goal scorer for the Swans, earning a hat-trick plus one on Saturday night, taking his total goals scored this season to an impressive 14, the fourth highest in the league.

Gedd Heusmann scored a consolation goal late in the game, but it was too little too late for old Moe, losing 4-1 to the Swans.

In more good news, Sale United Football Club’s Second Division team finally, finally, won a game.

After 13 consecutive losses, the Second Division Swans added a win to their season, just in the knick of time, with a 4-2 victory over Moe United.

Sale United scored three goals, one each from Luke Williams, Pradeep Raj Giri, and Romi Bitar. Moe’s own goal affixed the final score.

Sale United’s Dani Wilson attacks the goals in the Swans last game against Fortuna, but was unable to find the back of the net. Photos: Zoe Askew

All four Swans teams are in for tough matches on Sunday when they head to Morwell to take on Fortuna in the final round of the season.