MONASH put an end to Fortuna’s winning streak with a hard fought 3-2 victory at Monash Reserve in Gippsland Soccer League.
The home side took the lead in the eighth minute, when Chad Shelley whipped the ball into the box to Tom Bramstedt, whose glancing header found the far corner of the net.
Fortuna levelled late in the half through Dylan Dehommel, who slotted home after Hayden Tanti had his initial strike turned away.
The Orangemen could have snatched the lead before the break but Monash keeper Enda Murphy produced a save.
Ethan Lawrence had a moment of brilliance to re-take the lead, chesting down and lashing the ball in from the edge of the area.
Fortuna marksman Tanti was having a quiet game, well shackled by Ryan Semple as the visitors struggled to find other avenues to goal.
With a minute remaining in normal time Monash sealed the three points when Fortuna keeper Jason Collins was closed down by Lawrence as he tried to play the ball out.
The rebound fell to Shelley, who fired into the open net from 30 yards.
Tanti grabbed a consolation goal in spectacular fashion in injury time, smashing his shot from the touchline into the top corner.
Sale United v EGUFC
EAST Gippsland United held its own against its more established central division neighbour Sale United for the opening 45 minutes, going to the break on even terms at 2-2.
The Swans turned up the heat in the second half with three unanswered goals to run away with a 5-2 victory.
Ash Ross netted a double, while Tommy Nguyen, Robbie Stephen and Jon Piefke were also on the scoresheet.
Olympians v NYU
NEWBOROUGH-Yallourn United reclaimed fourth position on the competition ladder with a 2-0 win away at Olympians. Second half strikes to Mark Fairbrother and Billy Gatt broke the deadlock and saw the visitor across the line.
Churchill v Tyers
CHURCHILL United slammed six second half goals past Tyers, turning a close game at half-time into a whitewash.
Locked 1-1 after the opening 45 minutes, the Rams put on a clinic after the break to score a resounding victory.
On the bright side for the Lightning, striker Jake Budija added another two to his personal tally, making it nine from his past four outings.
Moe United v Traralgon City
A SECOND double in as many outings for Matthew Shearing helped Moe United to a 3-1 victory over Traralgon City.
Sam Gatpan added the Red Devils other goal.
Trafalgar forfeited to Morwell Pegasus in final match of the round, while Falcons 2000 had the bye.