AASE Round 6 Preview & Predictions

Round 6 of the AASE leagues sees the teams face each other for the second time this season, meaning that form is now firmly set and the opposition know what they are facing.

Of course the fixtures are reversed though, so where Gosforth were away to Hartpury in round 2 (round 6 seems to be a reverse of round 2, not round 1), they are at home this time.

That ought to make life slightly easier, but having received an 83-5 hiding in the reverse fixture, slightly easier may not be enough to Gosforth against the only remaining unbeaten side across either conference. Gosforth are in form though, they picked up their first victory of the campaign last week, beating Worcester 6th form College.

Worcester will be looking to avenge that defeat this week, they face the only side without a victory across either division, Moulton College. It was a close game last time around though, with Worcester just winning 36-32, but with Moulton having really struggled to a 57-0 defeat against Myerscough College last week, Worcester 6th form College will be looking for a second victory of the season over the Northampton Saints feeder side.

That Myerscough win should send them into their fixture against Oaklands with a huge amount of confidence. Oaklands won the reverse fixture by a solitary point, 22-21, but having lost their first game of the season last week against Hartpury, and with Myerscough having that big win under their belts, the North West side may well fancy their chances, particularly with home advantage.

In the Southern Conference Filton College will be looking for a quick return to form after losing away at Bicton College last time out. They will be confident of doing so though, they face bottom side Henley College, whom they beat 41-3 at home in the reverse fixture.

Fresh from that victory last week, Bicton College now host Truro College, who sit top of the table after beating St Paul’s last week. Truro beat Bicton 25-15 in the reverse fixture but Bicton have shown that they are a threat to anyone and will think they have a chance of an upset here.

Finally then, St Paul’s Catholic College look to bounce back from that Truro defeat when they travel to Ivybridge Community College. St Paul’s have been among the early pacesetters and will be favourites, particularly having won the home fixture 43-23, however Ivybridge are coming off the back of a fifty point win over Henley and are bang in form and full of confidence, this should be another good game.

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AASE Round 6 Fixtures (predictions in bold):

Bicton College v Truro College

Gosforth Academy v Hartpury College

Henley College v Filton College

Ivybridge Community College v St Paul’s Catholic College

Myerscough College v Oaklands College

Worcester 6th form College v Moulton College

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