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AASE League: Round 4 Preview – Can Beechen Cliff inflict more pain on Hartpury?

25th September 2018
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Wednesday sees the 4th Round of the AASE League take place, an exciting week after the drama of round 3.

 

Exeter College really shook the league up with their thrilling win over Hartpury College to maintain their unbeaten start in the Southern Conference, with Beechen Cliff also unbeaten and facing Hartpury this week, it should be a top round in the south.

 

In the Northern Conference Bishop Burton College and Gosforth Academy both picked up wins last week to maintain their unbeaten starts, with Gosforth having a bye week this week though, it is a chance for Bishop Burton to pull away.

 

Northern Conference

 

Bishop Burton face a stern test if they want to stretch their lead though as they host an Oaklands College side that gave Gosforth a real game last week. A win on Wednesday for the hosts and suddenly that Gosforth v Bishop Burton game next week looks even bigger.

 

Brooksby Melton College have also had a strong start, their only defeat was a very narrow one to Bishop Burton in the opening round. This week they host Myerscough College, who last week recorded an outstanding win over Moulton College and will arrive full of confidence.

 

Moulton meanwhile are hoping to get back on the horse this week as they search for their opening victory of the campaign. They welcome the only other side without a win in the conference, Stourport High School, who are new this year and will surely be eyeing this as an opportunity. It could be a massive game of rugby.

 

Southern Conference

 

Undoubtedly the biggest game in the Southern Conference is Beechen Cliff’s trip to Hartpury College. Can Beechen Cliff maintain their unbeaten start and inflict another defeat on Hartpury, or will this undoubtedly talented Hartpury squad bounce back and take some of their pain out on Beechen Cliff? It is one not to be missed, that much is certain.

 

Fresh from last week’s win, Exeter College this week travel to St Paul’s Catholic College, who conceded 70 to Hartpury a fortnight ago. Do not let that fool you though, St Paul’s have a win to their name and are a decent side, especially at home. For Exeter though, backing up last week’s win is crucial.

 

SGS Filton College meanwhile search for their first victory of the season on Wednesday as they travel to Henley College. It will not be easy though, Henley might also be without a win but they have shown good form in their defeats to St Paul’s, Exeter College, and Beechen Cliff, and will be looking to turn performance into results on Wednesday.

 

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AASE Round 4 Fixtures (predictions in bold):

 

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 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 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