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AASE League: Round 3 sees AASE League blown wide open

20th September 2018
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Round 3 of the 2018 AASE League proved to be the most seismic of the lot on Wednesday.

 

There were some fascinating games and outstanding performances throughout, but one result from the Southern Conference stuck out among the rest as Exeter College stunned the reigning champions Hartpury College.

 

Northern Conference

 

We begin though in the Northern Conference where Gosforth Academy and Bishop Burton College both made it a perfect three wins from three.

 

Gosforth faced a really good Oaklands College side, who had started with a bang in round one before a bye week. The Newcastle Falcons AASE side edged it though, winning 31-24 to add to their wins over Myerscough College and Stourport.

 

Bishop Burton meanwhile faced new boys Stourport, who are yet to get off the mark. Bishop Burton, as expected, came away with a 27-7 victory, but with wins over Brooksby Melton and Myerscough too, they a clearly a side to keep an eye on.

 

Having lost to both Bishop Burton and Gosforth, Myerscough College were desperate to get a win under their belts as a reward for what has actually been some good rugby. That came on Wednesday as they beat Moulton College in style, 41-5.

 

Southern Conference

 

The story of the day in the South was surely that Exeter College v Hartpury College fixture. Hartpury have one every edition of the competition, including last year, bar one. The side that won the one blemish on the Hartpury record, Exeter. Exeter did arrive with two wins from two, but Hartpury’s stunning seventy point effort over St Paul’s last week marked them out as favourites. What unfolded though was a thrilling points-fest, which Exeter College edged 47-40 to send shockwaves through the AASE League.

 

One side that will surely be looking to take advantage of those changing waters is Beechen Cliff. The Bath AASE side beat Henely College 39-10 on Wednesday to add to victories over Truro and Filton. That sees them head to Hartpury next week unbeaten and setting up an absolute belter of a game that could have a huge impact on the rest of the campaign for both. The Southern Conference just got very interesting!

 

The final game in the South saw Truro College claim their first win of the campaign, having been beaten by Exeter and Beechen Cliff, they saw off SGS Filton College 24-7.

 

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AASE 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 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