The final round of the first stage of this year’s AASE League took place on Wednesday and there were plenty of thrills among the games.
There is still one postponed fixture to take place, Gosforth Academy v Myerscough College in a fortnight’s time, but that aside the first stage is over and done.
The top three in each conferences will split into two top half conferences, still North and South, while the bottom four in each will do similar. That made Wednesday’s games key as teams jostled for those key top half positions.
Oaklands College were already guaranteed passage, they had a bye this week having already played all of their games, winning five of six and collecting 25 points.
They went into the round top, but finish up in second place after a brilliant win for Worcester 6th form College at home to Gosforth Academy. It gave Worcester the best record in the entire AASE League, collecting a spectacular full house of thirty points from a possible thirty.
That result also cost Gosforth, who drop out of the top 3 behind Brooksby Melton College, who beat Moulton College by an excellent 40-21 margin. Brooksby are level on points with Gosforth but their greater points difference has them ahead.
Gosforth do have the safety net of that game in hand but Myerscough will not roll over easily, they will be desperate not to finish bottom of the table. They had hoped to move off on Wednesday, but Bishop Burton’s 22-12 scuppered that plan, either way that game on November 1st is not to be missed!
Over in the South Hartpury College were already guaranteed top spot, they had a bye and had collected 29 out of a possible 30 to seal the top spot. Below them though it was all to play for.
Exeter College sealed second place after they put in a thunderous performance to beat Truro College 52-17, a welcome return to top form for them.
The key game was Henley College v St Paul’s Catholic College, Henley had to win to get into the top 3, and so they did, in a thriller, 52-33. The trouble for Henley though was that St Paul’s collected a try scoring bonus point, leaving both sides level on 17 points.
Henley were the ones to seal it though, on points difference, those welcome tries on Wednesday afternoon doing the trick for them.
At the bottom end of the table there was a good news story for Filton College, who picked up their first win of the season with a 29-10 effort over Beechen Cliff, meaning that every single side in the Southern Conference has a win and moving Filton up from bottom to sixth.
All eyes will be on the AASE League when it returns though, which ought to be the second week of November, if it is anything like last year, we are in for a treat!
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AASE Round 7 Results:
Brooksby Melton College 40-21 Moulton College
Myerscough College 12-22 Bishop Burton College
Worcester 6th form College 35-27 Gosforth Academy
Oaklands College – Bye
Henley College 52-33 St Paul’s Catholic College
SGS Filton College 29-10 Beechen Cliff
Truro College 17-52 Exeter College
Hartpury College – Bye
*Gosforth Academy v Myerscough College – Wednesday 1st November
|AASE Northern Conference Table|
|1||Worcester 6th form College||6||6||0||0||6||30|
|3||Brooksby Melton College||6||3||0||3||5||17|
|5||Bishop Burton College||6||2||0||4||2||10|
|AASE Southern Conference Table|
|4||St Paul’s Catholic College||6||3||0||3||5||17|
|6||SGS Filton College||6||1||0||5||4||8|
Round 6 Results:
Bishop Burton College 17-31 Worcester 6th form College
Gosforth Academy 17-18 Oaklands College
Moulton College 12-17 Myerscough College
Brooksby Melton College – Bye
Beechen Cliff 24-19 Truro College
Exeter College 17-17 Henley College
St Paul’s Catholic College 29-33 Hartpury College
SGS Filton College v Bye
Round 5 Results:
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
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
Round 4 Results:
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
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:
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
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:
Brooksby Melton 36-52 Gosforth Academy
Moulton College 31-35 Bishop Burton College
Myerscough College 3-22 Oaklands College
Worcester 6th form College – Bye
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:
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)
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