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AASE Preview & Predictions – Last year’s table toppers meet again

This weeks AASE action sees a repeat of the 2013 final, with Hartpury College facing Oaklands College.

It was the key fixture in the Northern conference last year, with Oaklands being Hartpury’s closest challengers. So far this season though things have been tough for Oakalnds, who have lost both of their opening games, while Hartpury have been at their imperious, bonus point collecting, best.

Their closest challengers this year appear to be newcomers Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College, who this week welcome Moulton College to town. With these being the Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints affiliated sides, this should be quite a tasty encounter.

The final game in the Northern Division sees Worcester 6th form College host a Myerscough College side who have started the season with a tough run, racing Hartpury and Wyggeston, but picking up a win against Gosforth Academy, who have a week off this week.

The big game in the South sees last year’s finalists, St Paul’s Catholic College, host Truro College, who were their closest challengers in the South last year. Both have started the season well again, and look set to continue in that vein of form for the duration, making tomorrow’s fixture a key one.

As last year, Filton are also in the mix, they currently lie second, but they face a tricky trip away to Ivybridge, where they will need to be on top form to get the bonus point victory that they are after.

Newcomers Beechen Cliff face probably their best chance of claiming victory in the league this season as they host Henley College, who are also without a victory so far this season. Henley will likely start as favourites, but this should be a fixture to keep an eye on.

Another fascinating day is set to unfold!

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AASE Round 4 Fixtures (predictions in bold):

North:

Hartpury College v Oaklands College

Worcester 6th form College v Myerscough College

Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College v Moulton College

South:

Beechen Cliff v Henley College

Ivybridge Community College v SGS Filton College

St Paul’s Catholic College v Truro College

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