Mustangs take on Co-op

Mustangs took on Co-op in the first game of round two.

With Co-op coming off an eight-goal first half last week Mustangs needed to be careful during the first half.

Mustangs kept Co-op at bay with veteran Jason Mumme anchoring the defence.

Co-op always looked dangerous when Benson Sanford decided to run with the ball, but Mustangs defended well with numbers and wrestled their way into the lead through Kevin Crowe, after a number of missed chances.

It was a case of the flood gates opening as once Mustangs put one in the net they piled on the pressure to run out winners 7-2.

The second game saw last year's premiers Patriots take on Centaurs Green.

It was Patriots first game after they had the bye first round and they took some time to settle.

Centaurs began to pass the ball cleanly and some good build up play through the midfield of Ben Hingston and Jake Pitchers meant Centaurs took the lead through Blake Briggs.

Paul Aramini scored Centaurs' second not long after to make it 2-0.

Patriots didn't lie down and some good play from Ben Forrest and Chris Michalak resulted in a goal to Corey Old.

With the score 2-1 and with 15 minutes to go it was a tight affair.

With both teams pushing for the next goal, fatigue set in and for the second week in a row Centaurs pre-season running came to the fore and a late goal meant they ran out 3-1 winners.

With a bye for the Easter weekend, men's hockey action is back again on Saturday, April 27 with the Centaurs' derby at 6pm and the Patriots vs Mustangs at 7.30pm.