AASE Round 4 Roundup: Both conference take shape

Round 4 of the AASE League panned out largely as predicted, with the top half in each division beginning to separate themselves from the bottom half.

 

With just a handful of rounds left until the league splits, things are starting to look fairly settled in terms of who is competing for the top half.

 

Northern Conference

 

Gosforth Academy are looking more and more like the side to look out for in the North. They may sit second, a point behind Oaklands College, but they have a amassed a stunning 190 points in just three games, including yesterday’s outstanding 70-7 victory over Bishop Burton College, who sit in fifth with one win from three.

 

Oaklands’ spot at the top remains though after they beat Moulton College in an exciting game, 38-24, picking up that crucial try scoring bonus point to stay a point ahead of Gosforth. That result left Moulton in 6th, ahead of only Myerscough College, who had a bye.

 

Sitting in third, level on points with Gosforth, are Worcester 6th form College. Boy did they have to work hard to stay there though. They had to stage the mot extraordinary comeback. With ten minutes left to play on Wednesday, Brooksby Melton College were 21-5 ahead only for Worcester 6th form College to dig into the deepest of their reserves to storm back into the game for a stunning 24-21 victory.

 

Southern Conference

 

The big game in the Southern Conference was definitely the 2nd v 3rd clash, St Paul’s Catholic College’s trip to reigning Champions, Exeter College. Exeter were a little adrift, being a game behind both St Paul’s and top of the table Hartpury College, but they put that right with a superb 36-5 victory to leapfrog St Paul’s and move into second.

 

They could have gone top, had Hartpury College lost. However Hartpury were on a serious mission. Their opposition were Beechen Cliff, the side that defeated them last year, denying them a place in the final, meaning that for the first time ever they were not the AASE champions. They certainly made up for that on Wednesday, beating bottom of the table Beechen Cliff 24-7.

 

Henley College, meanwhile, are quietly keeping the pressure on the top three. They defeated SGS Filton College 34-14 and sit just four points behind St Paul’s with a game in hand, leaving it in their own hands to be able to leapfrog them.

 

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AASE Round 4 Results:

 

Northern Conference

Bishop Burton College 7-70 Gosforth Academy

Brooksby Melton College 21-24 Worcester 6th form College

Moulton College 24-38 Oaklands College

Myerscough College – Bye

 

Southern Conference

Beechen Cliff 7-24 Hartpury College

Exeter College 36-5 St Paul’s Catholic College

SGS Filton College 14-34 Henley College

Truro College – Bye

 

AASE Northern Conference Table
Pos Team P W D L BP Points
1 Oaklands College 4 3 0 1 4 16
2 Gosforth Academy 3 3 0 0 3 15
3 Worcester 6th form College 3 3 0 0 3 15
4 Brooksby Melton College 4 1 0 3 3 7
5 Bishop Burton College 3 1 0 2 1 5
6 Moulton College 3 0 0 3 3 3
7 Myerscough College 2 0 0 2 0 0

 

AASE Southern Conference Table
Pos Team P W D L BP Points
1 Hartpury College 4 4 0 0 3 19
2 Exeter College 3 3 0 0 3 15
3 St Paul’s Catholic College 4 3 0 1 2 14
4 Henley College 3 3 0 1 2 10
5 SGS Filton College 4 0 0 4 1 1
6 Truro College 3 0 0 3 1 1
7 Beechen Cliff 3 0 0 3 0 0

 

Round 3 Results:

 

Northern Conference

Gosforth Academy 68-26 Moulton College

Oaklands College 33-17 Brooksby Melton College

Worcester 6th form College 30-17 Myerscough College

Bishop Burton College – Bye

 

Southern Conference

Hartpury College 34-5 SGS Filton College

St Paul’s Catholic College 32-22 Beechen Cliff

Henley College 41-26 Truro College

Exeter College – Bye

 

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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