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.
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.
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):
Bishop Burton College v Oaklands College
Brooksby Melton College v Myerscough College
Moulton College v Stourport High School
Gosforth Academy – Bye
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:
Myerscough College 41-5 Moulton College
Oaklands College 24-31 Gosforth Academy
Stourport High School 7-27 Bishop Burton College
Brooksby Melton College – Bye
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:
Bishop Burton College 24-14 Myerscough College
Gosforth Academy 39-12 Stourport High School
Moulton College 19-29 Brooksby Melton College
Oaklands College – Bye
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:
Brooksby Melton College 24-29 Bishop Burton College
Myerscough College 30-43 Gosforth Academy
Stourport High School 5-46 Oaklands College
Moulton College – Bye
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
Gosforth Academy v Bishop Burton College
Oaklands College v Moulton College
Stourport High School v Brooksby Melton College
Myerscough College – Bye
Beechen Cliff v St Paul’s Catholic College
SGS Filton College v Hartpury College
Truro College v Henley College
Exeter College – Bye
Brooksby Melton College v Oaklands College
Moulton College v Gosforth Academy
Myerscough College v Stourport High School
Bishop Burton College – Bye
Exeter College v Beechen Cliff
Hartpury College v Truro College
St Paul’s Catholic College v SGS Filton College
Henley College – Bye
Bishop Burton College v Moulton College
Gosforth Academy v Brooksby Melton College
Oaklands College v Myerscough College
Stourport High School – Bye
Henley College v Hartpury College
SGS Filton College v Exeter College
Truro College v St Paul’s Catholic College
Beechen Cliff – Bye