The AASE League continues this week with Round 2 on Wednesday.
Gosforth Academy got off to the best start of everyone last week, putting fifty points on Myerscough College at Kingston Park to top the Northern Conference. It is a tough away trip this week for Gosforth though, one of the longest on the circuit, as they travel to Oaklands College, who were also victorious last week as they beat Moulton College.
Moulton College have a week off this round, but that means that one of this year’s new boys, Bishop Burton College, can make their debuts after a bye week last week.
It is a tough start for the Yorkshire Carnegie affiliates though, they must travel to Worcester 6th form College, who were highly impressive last week as they beat Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College, a side not used to losing over the years.
Wyggeston will be looking to correct things on Wednesday, but face a side who will perhaps be even more determined to pick up the pace, Myerscough. After losing to heavily to Gosforth, Myserscough will be desperate to get back to form. Wyggeston are a tough outfit to try to find your form against though.
Over in the Southern Conference it was a new conference but the same old dominance for Hartpury College last week. They have moved from the North to the South this year, but they looked just as comfortable was week as they cruised to a strong win over St Paul’s Catholic College. This week they are on the road against Henley College, who also impressed in victory last week over Truro College.
Exeter College are new to the league this year but started with a bang last week by beating SGS Filton College. They will be hoping to inflict more pain on Truro College on Wednesday, though travelling away will make it that much harder.
Last year the new kids on the block were Beechen Cliff, it was a tough year for them, they did not win a game in the first phase of the league. This year they have quickly stopped that from happening, beating Ivybridge first up, and they will be feeling good about Wednesday’s trip to SGS Filton College, for what ought to be a good game between these two local rivals.
Finally in the South is a clash between the two sides who find themselves in the unwanted position of being at the foot of the table after the first round, Ivybridge Community College and St Paul’s Catholic College. The last couple of year’s suggest St Paul’s should be favourites, but at this stage anything can happen.
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AASE Round 2 Fixtures (Predictions in bold):
Worcester 6th form College v Bishop Burton College
Oaklands College v Gosforth Academy
Myerscough College v Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College
Ivybridge Community College v St Paul’s Catholic College
Truro College v Exeter College
SGS Filton College v Beechen Cliff
Henley College v Hartpury College
|AASE League Table – Northern Conference|
|2||Worcester 6th form College||1||1||0||0||1||5|
|4||Bishop Burton College||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|6||Wyggestion & QEI College||1||0||0||1||0||0|
|AASE League Table – Southern Conference|
|5||SGS Filton College||1||0||0||1||0||0|
|7||Ivybridge Community College||1||0||0||1||0||0|
|8||St Paul’s Catholic College||1||0||0||1||0||0|