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AASE League: Round 3 Preview – Unbeaten sides go head to head

17th September 2019
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Round 3 of the AASE League takes place on Wednesday and with two rounds done and dusted, the patterns for the season are beginning to emerge.

 

At least two teams will lose their unbeaten records, with both conferences featuring a game between sides with a perfect record so far.

 

In the Northern Conference the key game looks as though it will be Brooksby Melton College’s trip to Oaklands College. Both sides have won their opening two games, Oaklands winning first at home to Bishop Burton before following that up with a big win at Moulton College. Brooksby Melton meanwhile won away at Myerscough in their opener before a good win over Stourport last week, setting up for a massive round 3 game on Wednesday.

 

Stourport meanwhile are at home to Myerscough College, who last week had a bye. That means that Myerscough go hunting for a first victory while Stourport have won one and lost one, they enjoyed a strong win over Moulton College in their first game.

 

Moulton have a chance to pick up a first win on Wednesday after two tough defeats, but they travel to a Gosforth Academy side that will be full of beans after a gritty win at Bishop Burton College last time out, who this week have a bye week.

 

Over in the Southern Conference the big one is surely Hartpury College’s trip to St Paul’s Catholic College. St Paul’s have won two from two, beating Truro College and City of Oxford College, but this will be a bigger challenge. Hartpury had a bye week last week but in their opener against City of Oxford College they were sensational, scoring nearly seventy points. It ought to be a key game.

 

Beechen Cliff are at home and in search of a first victory. Last year’s finalists had a bye in the opening week before a defeat to SGS Filton College last week, Filton have the bye this week. They host a Truro College side that are also searching for a first victory though, having been beaten by St Paul’s and Exeter College.

 

Exeter College meanwhile go in search of a third win from three, having beaten Truro and Filton in the opening two weeks. They face the newcomers, City of Oxford, who have had a tough start but showed real improvement from week one to week two, similar improvement this week could make for a very exciting game.

 

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AASE Round 3 Fixtures (predictions in bold):

 

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

 

AASE Round 2 Results:

 

North

Bishop Burton College 18-24 Gosforth Academy

Brooksby Melton College 40-19 Stourport HS

Moulton College 0-43 Oaklands College

Bye: Myerscough College

 

South

City of Oxford College 12-27 St Paul’s Catholic College

SGS Filton College 28-5 Beechen Cliff

Truro College 15-35 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 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