During this 14th day of National, US Concarneau won 3-1 against Avranches and comforte its leadership position. At the same time, Stade Briochin got the draw (2–2) at Châteauroux, but remained last.
On this Friday evening of National, our two Breton clubs were on deck. Stade Briochin moved to Gaston Petit to challenge Châteauroux. The Griffons, last, had the ambition to get back into the race for maintenance. In the event of victory, they could return to 5 points from the first non-relegation player, Villefranche. On the side of Finistère, the Thoniers, leaders of the championship, sought to return to victory against Avranches, 14th and relegated.
US Concarneau wins and takes the lead in the championship
Favorite in this meeting, US Concarneau did not fail in its status. Dominating during the first period, the Breton players were able to find the fault (1-0, 38th), thanks to their defender Mamadou Sylla on the fallout of a corner intelligently played by two. Upon returning from the locker room, the Finisterians had the good idea to take shelter. Following good work from Antoine Rabillard, Amine Boutrah hooked and adjusted Anthony Beuve (2-0, 58′).
The US Concarneau striker, top scorer in the championship, scored his ninth goal of the season. The Finisterians were however scared at the end of the match since Nicolas Mercier reduced the gap (2-1, 74th). But Alec Georgen came to destroy the hopes of a return (3-1, 85th). With this success, the Tuna boats consolidate their position as leader and now have a 5-point lead over the Red Star, second in the championship.
Stade Briochin gets a draw, but remains red lantern
In bad shape since the start of the season, Stade Briochin got off to a good start. On a corner from the right, Fodé Guirassy placed a nice header which allowed the Costarmoricans to take the advantage (0-1, 15th). Unfortunately, shortly before halftime, the Griffons conceded an unclear penalty that N’Goma was responsible for transforming (1-1, 41st).
Returning from the locker room, Sonny Brasse’s teammates were surprised by an unstoppable strike from Opa Sangante (2-1, 48th). You would have thought they were beaten, but the Yellow and Blue had the resources to come back to score thanks to a penalty scored by Gomis-Maillard (2-2, 64th). With this draw, the Briochins remain stuck in last place, a week before receiving Le Mans.
Article written by Laurent Lemoine