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AASE League: Bishop Burton hold position as Gosforth win battle at the top

4th October 2018
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Bishop Burton College maintained their spot at the top of the Northern Conference in the AASE League in Round 5 but saw their gap significantly narrowed.

 

Gosforth Academy are now just a point behind, with Brooksby Melton College chasing hard as well. Meanwhile in the Southern Conference Beechen Cliff stretched into the outright lead of the table, taking full advantage of Exeter College’s bye week.

 

Northern Conference

 

The game of the day in the Northern Conference was always set to be the top of the table clash at Kingston Park with second place Gosforth Academy hosting top of the table Bishop Burton College. What nobody could have imagined though was quite what a thriller it would be as the two sides shared 67 points, with Gosforth just holding the advantage at a 36-31 final score. Crucially though, Bishop Burton gained two bonus points, a losing one for staying with 7 in defeat, and a try scoring bonus for their four tries. Those two points in defeat saw them hold a one point lead over Gosforth at the top of the table, narrowed from the four at the start of the day.

 

Brooksby Melton are just three points further adrift after they beat Stourport convincingly, 59-5, and they are still yet to play Gosforth, so could have a real influence in the final placings in this Northern Conference pre the second half of the season split.

 

Arguably though, the result of the day came in a match that did not really affect the top end of the table too much as Moulton College made it two wins from two thanks to a bonus points 31-22 victory at Oaklands College, lifting them from 6th to fourth in the table.

 

Southern Conference

 

Beechen Cliff stretched out their lead at the top of the Southern Conference with a 40-21 victory over St Paul’s Catholic College. They began the day level with Exeter College on 20 points, but with Exeter on a bye week, Beechen Cliff grabbed the full 5 points against St Paul’s, meaning that even if they lose in next week’s massive top of the table clash against Exeter, the worst case scenario for them is that they go back to joint top.

 

Hartpury College got back to winning ways after back to back defeats, beating SGS Filton College to lift them into third place, leaving the Bristol AASE side still adrift at the foot of the table without a win to their name as yet.

 

Truro College meanwhile enjoyed a Moulton College-esque rise in the table as they too made it back to back victories, albeit it with a bye week inbetween. They beat Henley College 38-19 to rise from 6th to 4th in the table, just two points behind Hartpury in third.

 

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AASE Round 5 Results:

 

North

Gosforth Academy 36-31 Bishop Burton College

Oaklands College 22-31 Moulton College

Stourport High School 5-59 Brooksby Melton College

Myerscough College – Bye

 

South

Beechen Cliff 40-21 St Paul’s Catholic College

SGS Filton College 12-26 Hartpury College

Truro College 38-19 Henley College

Exeter College – Bye

 

Northern Conference Table

 

Pos Team P W D L BPs Points
1 Bishop Burton 5 4 0 1 5 21
2 Gosforth Academy 4 4 0 0 4 20
3 Brooksby Melton 4 3 0 1 5 17
4 Moulton College 4 2 0 2 1 9
5 Oaklands College 4 1 0 3 4 8
6 Myerscough 4 1 0 3 2 6
7 Stourport HS 5 0 0 5 1 1

 

Southern Conference Table

 

Pos Team P W D L BPs Points
1 Beechen Cliff 5 5 0 0 5 25
2 Exeter College 4 4 0 0 4 20
3 Hartpury College 4 2 0 2 4 12
4 Truro College 4 2 0 2 2 10
5 Henley College 5 1 0 4 3 7
6 St Paul’s 4 1 0 3 3 7
7 SGS Filton 4 0 0 4 1 1

 

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

 

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 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