Old Canberrans building momentum heading towards hockey finals

Old Canberrans building momentum heading towards hockey finals

Old Canberrans secured a clean sweep of its weekend road trip to Albury to build momentum ahead of the men's Capital League 1 hockey finals.

After a tough 2-0 victory on Saturday, Old Canberrans took advantage of a tired opposition to record a comfortable 7-0 win on Sunday.

The back-to-back victories move Old Canberrans into second spot on the ladder ahead of a difficult finish to the season against Wests and defending champions Central.

Rather than be intimidated by the run home, Old Canberrans captain Seyi Onitiri said he relished the challenging draw heading into the finals.

"I think it's the best way to go into finals, you're better to have hard games,'' Onitiri said.

''We've had other years where we have had some points in the bank and then some easier games to finish.


"Playing Central in particular in the last round before the finals will be perfect.''

In Saturday's other men's games, Goulburn beat Wests 7-3, St Pat's were too strong for Tuggeranong Vikings 6-0 and Central accounted for United 5-2.

In the women's competition, Old Canberrans came from two goals down to beat Albury 4-2 on Saturday, while on Sunday, Central defeated UC 4-2, St Pat's had an 8-0 win against North Canberra and ANU thumped United 9-0.

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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