This week’s AASE fixtures will be pivotal for a number of teams as they look to either cement their position or to change their early season fortunes.
Oaklands College and Worcester 6th form College are both winless towards the foot of the Northern Division table, but one of them should change that by the close of play tomorrow as they meet in a fixture that is vitally important to both.
Moulton College are also winless, however theirs is a tough challenge tomorrow as they welcome the unbeaten Hartpury College, the only side ever to have won the AASE league. Hartpury look no less strong this year either, and have maximum points from their fixtures so far, Moulton will have to do well to restrict them.
Hartpury College’s closest challengers look as though they will be Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College, who currently sit at the top of the table.
They probably face their toughest game of the season so far, away at Gosforth Academy. Gosforth have started out brilliantly well so this will likely ne a key game in the division.
Over in the South the key game looks to be Truro College v Ivybridge Community College. The South Division appears to be highly competitive so far, with St Paul’s out in front and four teams below them all bunched within three points of each other. Truro are currently third and Ivyrbidge fifth, but Ivybridge would overtake Truro if they win, while a win for Truro could see them go top. This will be a key game.
St Paul’s seem like they will probably get the win though, they are away at Henley College, who sit second from bottom with one win from their three games, against new boys Beechen Cliff.
Beechen Cliff themselves are away at last year’s new boys Bicton College, who currently sit a point ahead of Ivybridge and just two behind of Truro. Conceivably, Bicton could go top tomorrow, though it would take everyone above them failing to win.
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AASE Round 5 Fixtures (Predictions in bold):
Gosforth Academy v Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College
Moulton College v Hartpury College
Oaklands College v Worcester 6th form College
Bicton College v Beechen Cliff
Henley College v St Paul’s Catholic College
Truro College v Ivybridge Community College