AASE Round 5 Roundup: Hartpury College heal old wounds

Hartpury College moved into a position of control in the AASE Southern Conference in Round 5 on Wednesday.


The AASE legends were in action against the reigning champions, Exeter College, while in the Northern Conference Oaklands College were made to work hard if they were to stay at the top of their table.


Northern Conference


New boys Brooksby Melton College collected their second AASE win as they beat bottom of the table 22-8. The victory keeps them in fourth place, just three points behind Gosforth Academy in third, though Gosforth do have a couple of game in hand.


That lack of games for Gosforth allowed Worcester 6th form College to leapfrog them and jump into second with their 36-24 win at home to Moulton College. Having played a game more they are five points clear of Gosforth, and just a point behind Oaklands, who have a further game in hand.


Oaklands had to dig deep to keep that spot at the top of the table on Wednesday though. At half time against fifth place Bishop Burton College the scores were 12-12. However Oaklands went to the well in the second half and put in a real shift to secure an excellent 31-12 victory, maintaining top spot by a point.


Southern Conference


Arguably the result of the AASE season so far came in the Southern Conference on Wednesday as Hartpury College put all of their frustrations from last season out onto the pitch, beating the side that took their crown, Exeter College, by a stunning 47-10 margin. Not only did it strike a psychological blow, but the result also sends Hartpury College 9 points clear of the chasing pack, led by Exeter, albeit having played a game in hand, though that still leaves them a minimum net of four points clear.


The other big result in the South saw winless Beechen Cliff travel to a very much in form Henley College and seal a superb 24-12 victory. In all fairness though, that is perhaps not the shock that it read as, Beechen Cliff have been close in every game this year but have just had a very tough run of fixtures, they will feel that this was a long overdue win.


The final game in the Southern Conference saw Truro College condemn SGS Filton College to a fifth straight defeat in the AASE League, beating them 31-24, their first win of the season. It sends Filton to the foot of the table, with Beechen Cliff up to sixth and Truro in fifth.


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AASE Round 5 Results:

Northern Conference

Myerscough College 8-22 Brooksby Melton College

Oaklands College 31-12 Bishop Burton College

Worcester 6th from College 36-24 Moulton College

Gosforth Academy – Bye


Southern Conference

Hartpury College 47-10 Exeter College

Henley College 12-24 Beechen Cliff

Truro College 31-24 SGS Filton College

St Paul’s Catholic College – Bye


AASE Northern Conference Table
1Oaklands College5401521
2Worcester 6th form College4400420
3Gosforth Academy3300315
4Brooksby Melton College5203412
5Bishop Burton College410315
6Moulton College400444
7Myerscough College300300


AASE Southern Conference Table
1Hartpury College5500424
2Exeter College4301315
3St Paul’s Catholic College4301214
4Henley College4202210
5Truro College410326
6Beechen Cliff410315
7SGS Filton College500533


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


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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