The second round of phase two of the AASE League produced some stunning results and scorelines.
These games were crucial, particularly in the top divisions as teams jostle for the top spots in order to reach the AASE final at Allianz Park.
With just three teams in North 1 there was only one game, with Worcester 6th form College having a bye week. That fixture was Gosforth Academy v Oaklands College. Oaklands won the corresponding fixture in the first league stage and went on to dominate that stage of the league. However their title ambitions were given a hammerblow yesterday as Gosforth secured a brilliant 29-25 victory that puts them just a win away from the final.
The South was already a round in at the start of yesterday’s play, with Hartpury College and Exeter College both having a win under their belts. Those two met yesterday in a game that would see the winner within touching distance of the final. What followed was a stunning game of rugby that could have gone either way. Hartpury just managed to secure the victory though, winning 32-31 against a very strong Exeter side, and keeping their chances of continuing their run of winning every single AASE title alive.
The other game, Beechen Cliff v Henley College, was also key. Having both lost last week, the loser would be out of the running for a place in the final, while the winner would keep themselves in the hunt. Beechen Cliff will therefore have been delighted to have secured a 20-15 win, they face Hartpury next week, which will be a huge challenge, but a win there could see them into the final.
There was a stunning result in the North 2 Division as Moulton College put a stunning 90 points past Bishop Burton College. The good news for Bishop Burton was that they scored 14 of their own, but it was certainly a tough afternoon for the Yorkshire boys, and a brilliant one for Moulton College.
The other game saw Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College host Myerscough College. The sides were incredibly close before the league split, but Wyggeston came out the stronger on Wednesday, winning 39-15.
Truro College continued their fine form from last week with an excellent 12-0 win away at SGS Filton College, a side who came within touching distance of the South 1 division.
There was good news for St Paul’s Catholic College too, they bounced back from defeat last week to secure an excellent 36-24 victory at home to Ivybridge Community College.
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North Division 1
Gosforth Academy 29-25 Oaklands College
Worcester 6th form College – Bye
South Division 1
Beechen Cliff 20-15 Henley College
Hartpury College 32-31 Exeter College
North Division 2
Moulton College 90-14 Bishop Burton College
Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College 39-15 Myerscough College
South Division 2
SGS Filton College 0-12 Truro College
St Paul’s Catholic College 36-24 Ivybridge Community College