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AASE League: Round 2 Preview – Beechen Cliff & Gosforth Academy enter the fray

11th September 2019
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The AASE League is back in action again on Wednesday with another six fixtures to follow last week’s opening round.

 

Round 1 saw five out of the six games won by the home side, a trend that if it continues this week will see some big names tumble.

 

In the Northern Conference Gosforth Academy enter the fray for the first time after an opening round bye week. Renowned for playing some of the most attractive rugby in the country, they travel to a Bishop Burton College side that performed well in a tight opening round loss away at Oaklands College.

 

Oaklands meanwhile are on the road this week, heading to Moulton College. Moulton are already looking for a big confidence boosting performance after a tough opening round defeat to Stourport High School.

 

Stourport’s victory in that game means that their game against Brooksby Melton College on Wednesday is the only one in either conference to feature two sides that won last week. Brooksby Melton host this, a week after they were the only side to win away from home last time out, 27-3 at Myerscough College, whose turn it is for a bye this week.

 

In the Southern Conference new entrants City of Oxford College play their first AASE home game. After a tough opening experience against Hartpury College last time out, they now host a St Paul’s Catholic College side that impressed plenty of onlookers in their victory over Truro College last week.

 

Truro College meanwhile head back home where they will host the only side to win this league besides Hartpury, Exeter College. Exeter won a really hard fought contest last week when they narrowly beat Filton College 19-12.

 

SGS Filton College meanwhile are at home this week and they face a Beechen Cliff side that has been kept waiting since that loss in last year’s final to Hartpury. Sitting out last week, the Bath affiliates will doubtless be chomping at the bit ahead of this one and do not be surprised if they put in some impressive performances. Hartpury meanwhile have the bye in the south this week.

 

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AASE Round 2 Fixtures (predictions in bold):

 

North

Bishop Burton College v Gosforth Academy

Brooksby Melton College v Stourport HS

Moulton College v Oaklands College

Bye: Myerscough College

 

South

City of Oxford College v St Paul’s Catholic College

SGS Filton College v Beechen Cliff

Truro College v Exeter College

Bye: Hartpury College

 

AASE Round 1 Results:

 

North

Myerscough College 3-27 Brooksby Melton College

Oaklands College 24-17 Bishop Burton College

Stourport HS 59-26 Moulton College

Bye: Gosforth Academy

 

South

Exeter College 19-12 SGS Filton College

Hartpury College 69-14 City of Oxford College

St Paul’s Catholic College 40-20 Truro College

Bye: Beechen Cliff

 

Remaining Fixtures:

 

Round 3 (18th September)

 

North

Gosforth Academy v Moulton College

Oaklands College v Brooksby Melton College

Stourport HS v Myerscough College

Bye: Bishop Burton College

 

South

Beechen Cliff v Truro College

Exeter College v City of Oxford College

St Paul’s Catholic College v Hartpury College

Bye: SGS Filton College

 

Round 4 (25th September)

 

North

Brooksby Melton College v Gosforth Academy

Moulton College v Bishop Burton College

Myerscough College v Oaklands College

Bye: Stourport HS

 

South

City of Oxford College v Beechen Cliff

Hartpury College v Exeter College

Truro College v SGS Filton College

Bye: St Paul’s Catholic College

 

Round 5 (2nd October)

 

North

Bishop Burton College v Brooksby Melton College

Gosforth Academy v Myerscough College

Oaklands College v Stourport HS

Bye: Moulton College

 

South

Beechen Cliff v Hartpury College

Exeter College v St Paul’s Catholic College

SGS Filton College v City of Oxford College

Bye: Truro College

 

Round 6 (9th October)

 

North

Brooksby Melton College v Moulton College

Myerscough College v Bishop Burton College

Stourport HS v Gosforth Academy

Bye: Oaklands College

 

South

City of Oxford College v Truro College

Hartpury College v SGS Filton College

St Paul’s Catholic College v Beechen Cliff

Bye: Exeter College

 

Round 7 (16th October)

 

North

Bishop Burton College v Stourport HS

Gosforth Academy v Oaklands College

Moulton College v Myerscough College

Bye: Brooksby Melton College

 

South

Beechen Cliff v Exeter College

SGS Filton College v St Paul’s Catholic College

Truro College v Hartpury College

Bye: City of Oxford College