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AASE League: Beechen Cliff follow Exeter while Bishop Burton extend lead

27th September 2018
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The AASE League shows no signs of slowing in the headlines department as another stunning round unfolded on Wednesday afternoon.

 

A thrilling win for Exeter College at St Paul’s and a commanding win for Beechen Cliff at Hartpury College, of all places, sees those two shoot clear of the pack in the South, while in the North Bishop Burton College took advantage of Gosforth’s week off to create a bit of distance in the table between them and the rest.

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Northern Conference

 

In one of their stiffest test of the season so far, Bishop Burton hosted Oaklands College. It was a tough outing, but the Yorkshire Carnegie AASE side secured at 18-10 victory to put them four points clear at the top in the Northern Conference, ahead of Gosforth Academy, who had a bye week. With the top front-runners meeting next week though, that could all change.

 

Brooksby Melton College stand alone in third after a sensational afternoon’s play saw them put Myerscough College to the sword, eventually running out 57-0 winners and very much in the frame to be in that top half split after the seven initial rounds of competition are up.

 

The final game in the North was between the two sides at the foot of the table, Moulton College and Stourport High School, both searching for the first win. Moulton came out hard, going fifteen points clear, only for Stourport to claw their way back in. However a late Moulton College try sealed the victory, their first of the season and an important one as they await the return of their injured players.

 

Southern Conference

 

After Hartpury put 70 past St Paul’s, the idea of them losing back to back games afterwards seemed almost laughable but that is exactly what has happened after Exeter last week and now Beechen Cliff both beat them. It was a brilliant performance from Beechen Cliff, putting fifty points past the champions for a 50-19 win.

 

It put them top of the table, level on points with Exeter who had their work cut out in a big way on Wednesday at St Paul’s. The two scored a combined eighty-five points and were separated by just one in the end, fortunately for Exeter the balance was in their favour as a late score gave them a 43-42 win to keep them level at the top, where they and Beechen Cliff sit over ten points ahead of the chasing pack.

 

Leading that chasing pack are Henley College, who on Wednesday sealed their first win of the season with an entertaining 36-26 win at home to SGS Filton College, who are still searching for their first win of the season.

 

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AASE Round 4 Results:

 

North

Bishop Burton College 18-10 Oaklands College

Brooksby Melton College 57-0 Myerscough College

Moulton College 20-17 Stourport High School

Gosforth Academy – Bye

 

South

Hartpury College 19-50 Beechen Cliff

Henley College 36-26 SGS Filton College

St Paul’s Catholic College 42-43 Exeter College

Truro College – Bye

 

Northern Conference Table

 

Pos Team P W D L BPs Points
1 Bishop Burton 4 4 0 0 3 19
2 Gosforth Academy 3 3 0 0 3 15
3 Brooksby Melton 3 2 0 1 4 11
4 Oaklands College 3 1 0 2 3 7
5 Myerscough 4 1 0 3 2 6
6 Moulton College 3 1 0 2 0 4
7 Stourport HS 3 0 0 3 1 1

 

Southern Conference Table

 

Pos Team P W D L BPs Points
1 Beechen Cliff 4 4 0 0 4 20
2 Exeter College 4 4 0 0 4 20
3 Henley College 4 1 0 3 3 7
4 Hartpury College 3 1 0 2 3 7
5 St Paul’s 3 1 0 2 3 7
6 Truro College 3 1 0 2 1 5
7 SGS Filton 3 0 0 3 1 1

 

Round 3 Results:

 

North

Myerscough College 41-5 Moulton College

Oaklands College 24-31 Gosforth Academy

Stourport High School 7-27 Bishop Burton College

Brooksby Melton College – Bye

 

South

Beechen Cliff 39-10 Henley College

Exeter College 47-40 Hartpury College

SGS Filton College 7-24 Truro College

St Paul’s Catholic College – Bye

 

Round 2 Results:

 

North

Bishop Burton College 24-14 Myerscough College

Gosforth Academy 39-12 Stourport High School

Moulton College 19-29 Brooksby Melton College

Oaklands College – Bye

 

South

Hartpury College 76-24 St Paul’s Catholic College

Henley College 22-29 Exeter College

Truro College 17-29 Beechen Cliff

SGS Filton College – Bye

 

Round 1 Results:

 

North

Brooksby Melton College 24-29 Bishop Burton College

Myerscough College 30-43 Gosforth Academy

Stourport High School 5-46 Oaklands College

Moulton College – Bye

 

South

Beechen Cliff 42-7 SGS Filton College

Exeter College 34-21 Truro College

St Paul’s Catholic College 19-17 Henley College

Hartpury College – Bye

 

Further Fixtures:

  

Round 5

 

North

Gosforth Academy v Bishop Burton College

Oaklands College v Moulton College

Stourport High School v Brooksby Melton College

Myerscough College – Bye

 

South

Beechen Cliff v St Paul’s Catholic College

SGS Filton College v Hartpury College

Truro College v Henley College

Exeter College – Bye

 

Round 6

 

North

Brooksby Melton College v Oaklands College

Moulton College v Gosforth Academy

Myerscough College v Stourport High School

Bishop Burton College – Bye

 

South

Exeter College v Beechen Cliff

Hartpury College v Truro College

St Paul’s Catholic College v SGS Filton College

Henley College – Bye

 

Round 7

 

North

Bishop Burton College v Moulton College

Gosforth Academy v Brooksby Melton College

Oaklands College v Myerscough College

Stourport High School – Bye

 

South

Henley College v Hartpury College

SGS Filton College v Exeter College

Truro College v St Paul’s Catholic College

Beechen Cliff – Bye