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AASE League: Hartpury College and Moulton College enter the fray

11th September 2018
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Round two of the 2018 AASE League kicks off on Wednesday and the champions enter the fray for the first time.

 

Hartpury College won the 2017 title in style against Gosforth Academy but had a bye week in the opening round of this year’s competition, as did Moulton College in the Northern Conference.

 

They both return to action this week, with Oaklands College and SGS Filton College having a rest week.

 

Northern Conference

 

Bishop Burton College began 2018 with an impressive tight away win at Brooksby Melton College, they will look to back that up on Wednesday in their first home game of the season as they welcome Myerscough College, who lost out to Gosforth Academy but gave last year’s finalists a tough game.

 

Gosforth themselves meanwhile play their first game of the season as they welcome the league’s new boys, Stourport High School. Stourpourt had a tough start to AASE life with a heavy loss at home to Oaklands College last time out, but will want to bounce back nicely against the side known for their attacking offloading style of play.

 

Finally in the North Moulton College kick off their season with a home game. They welcome Leicester Tigers’ AASE side, Brooksby Melton College, who will be itching to find their form quickly after last week’s defeat to Bishop Burton.

 

Southern Conference

 

Hartpury College’s entrance into the fray will certainly be interesting, and they begin with a tough one at home to St Paul’s Catholic College, who last week secured a narrow victory at home to Henley College. Will the champions be as dominant as in previous years, or could St Paul’s challenge them?

 

Exeter College, the only side in AASE history to take the title from Hartpury, were in fine form at home to Truro College last week and they will be looking to make it two in a row this week as they head to Henley College, who are looking to bounce back after defeat last week.

 

Truro meanwhile face a challenging task as they host a Beechen Cliff side that put in one of the performances of round 1 in their 42-7 victory over Filton College a second good win from the Bath AASE side could really mark them out as one to watch this season.

 

AASE Round 2 Fixtures (predictions in bold):

 

North

Bishop Burton College v Myerscough College

Gosforth Academy v Stourport High School

Moulton College v Brooksby Melton College

Oaklands College – Bye

 

South

Hartpury College v St Paul’s Catholic College

Henley College v Exeter College

Truro College v 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 (Tuesday)

St Paul’s Catholic College 19-17 Henley College

Hartpury College – Bye

 

Further Fixtures:

 

Round 3

 

North

Myerscough College v Moulton College

Oaklands College v Gosforth Academy

Stourport High School v Bishop Burton College

Brooksby Melton College – Bye

 

South

Beechen Cliff v Henley College

Exeter College v Hartpury College

SGS Filton College v Truro College

St Paul’s Catholic College – Bye

 

Round 4

 

North

Bishop Burton College v Oaklands College

Brooksby Melton College v Myerscough College

Moulton College v Stourport High School

Gosforth Academy – Bye

 

South

Hartpury College v Beechen Cliff

Henley College v SGS Filton College

St Paul’s Catholic College v Exeter College

Truro College – Bye

 

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