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Central beats Old Canberrans in Capital League 1 hockey

Capital League 1 men's champions Central continued its unbeaten start to its title defence after a 4-2 victory against Old Canberrans on Saturday.

Central worked hard for the win, coming from a goal down to fire home three goals in the second half to show why it's the benchmark team in the competition.

Central coach Phil Jorgensen said he was pleased with the result but there was still plenty to work on if his side wanted to win its fifth title in the past six years.

''We stuck to our task a lot better in the second half and made the most of our chances,'' Jorgensen said.

"We always have a good challenge against Old Canberrans; they've been in the top four for the last six or seven years straight, so they're a good team to test yourself against.

"It's a good starting springboard for us for the bigger games that are ahead.''


After the scores were locked at 1-1 at half-time, Old Canberrans hit the lead before Dan Hotchkis equalised for Central.

Troy Sutherland fired home another goal to put Central in front, before the team hit another late goal to seal their winning result.

Meanwhile, United defeated St Pats 6-1, Goulburn beat Albury 5-3, and Wests defeated Tuggeranong Valley 4-0, also at the weekend.

In the women's Capital League first division, Albury thrashed North Canberra 7-0, ANU held on to beat St Pats 4-3, and Tuggeranong Valley defeated UC 3-2.