AASE Round 3 Preview and Predictions

It is Round 3 in the AASE League this week, with six exciting games coming up.

 

With two rounds now gone, things begin to take shape, particularly after this week, when every side will have played either two or three games.

 

Northern Conference

 

Last year’s finalists, Gosforth Academy, play their second game of the campaign when they host Moulton College. Both played their first game of the season last week, Gosforth beating new entrants Brooksby Melton, and Moulton narrowly losing to Bishop Burton College. Gosforth will be hard to stop, having shown their exciting all-court offloading game again last week, and with home advantage too, it will take a strong performance from Moulton.

 

Brooksby Melton, meanwhile, make the trip to Oaklands College. At this early stage of the season it is a top of the table clash. Each have a win and a loss, Brooksby beating Bishop Burton and losing to Gosforth, and Oaklands beating Myerscough but losing to Worcester 6th form College, suggesting a close game on Wednesday.

 

The final game in the North sees Worcester 6th form College return after a bye last week. They won an opening day thriller against Oaklands, and will be hoping to add a second against Myerscough on Wednesday after the North West side went down to that same Oaklands side last week. Bishop Burton have this week’s bye in the North.

 

Southern Conference

 

Last year’s champions, Exeter College, top the Southern Conference at the moment but have a bye week and will therefore likely lose that spot.

 

In all likelihood they will lose it to Hartpury College. The multiple champions are unbeaten so far and have SGS Filton College who are so far without a win.

 

The third unbeaten side in the North are St Paul’s Catholic College, who have wins over Filton and Truro College. They face probably their toughest challenge of the season so far though, facing Beechen Cliff, whose place at the bottom of the table is a little misleading. They have played just the one game, and it was a thriller against Exeter College, so expect them to start climbing.

 

There is a near guarantee in the South that at least one side will pick up their first win of the AASE season as Henley College host Truro College. Neither has picked up a win but both have been involved in close games. One of Henley’s was against Hartpury though, so perhaps they have a slight advantage.

 

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AASE Round 3 Fixtures (predictions in bold):

 

Northern Conference

 

Gosforth Academy v Moulton College

Oaklands College v Brooksby Melton College

Worcester 6th form College v Myerscough College

Bishop Burton College – Bye

 

Southern Conference

 

Hartpury College v SGS Filton College

St Paul’s Catholic College v Beechen Cliff

Henley College v Truro College

Exeter College – Bye

 

AASE Northern Conference Table
Pos Team P W D L BP Points
1 Brooksby Melton College 2 1 0 1 2 6
2 Oaklands College 2 1 0 1 2 6
3 Bishop Burton College 2 1 0 1 1 5
4 Gosforth Academy 1 1 0 0 1 5
5 Worcester 6th form College 1 1 0 0 1 5
6 Moulton College 1 0 0 1 2 2
7 Myerscough College 1 0 0 1 0 0

 

AASE Southern Conference Table
Pos Team P W D L BP Points
1 Exeter College 2 2 0 0 2 10
2 Hartpury College 2 2 0 0 1 9
3 St Paul’s Catholic College 2 2 0 0 1 9
4 SGS Filton College 2 0 0 2 1 1
5 Truro College 2 0 0 2 0 0
6 Henley College 1 0 0 1 0 0
7 Beechen Cliff 1 0 0 1 0 0

 

Round 2 Results:

 

Northern Conference

Brooksby Melton 36-52 Gosforth Academy

Moulton College 31-35 Bishop Burton College

Myerscough College 3-22 Oaklands College

Worcester 6th form College – Bye

 

Southern Conference

Beechen Cliff 20-40 Exeter College

SGS Filton College 14-21 St Paul’s Catholic College

Truro College 14-56 Hartpury College

Henley College – Bye

 

Round 1 Results:

 

Northern Conference

Bishop Burton College 10-48 Brooksby Melton College

Oaklands College 33-38 Worcester 6th form College

Moulton College – Bye

Myerscough College v Gosforth Academy (Postponed to 1st November)

 

Southern Conference

Exeter College 60-15 SGS Filton College

Hartpury College 19-8 Henley College

St Paul’s Catholic College 24-17 Truro College

Beechen Cliff – Bye

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