The women’s En Avant Guingamp was held in check (2-2) against Le Havre on the occasion of the 12th day of the D1 Arkéma. This draw was like a defeat for the Costarmoricaines as they mastered this meeting. Here’s what to take away from this part.
Sarah Cambot, the serial goalscorer
Since she unlocked her counter, Sarah Cabot has been scoring goals. 2 against Soyaux, 1 against Rodez and 2 more this afternoon for the Breton captain. She was quick to shine a light in this meeting. On a cross from Manon Revelli, the striker volleyed the ball to open the scoring (1-0, 4th). Very active on the flank of the attack, she was then launched in depth by Nina Richard. Sarah Cambot then dribbled past the Le Havre goalkeeper to score her second goal in a completely empty cage (2-0, 32nd).
Like her team, she lowered her foot in the second half to contain the Le Havre attacks. The counter-attacks could have been negotiated differently, but Sarah Cambot and her teammates lacked clarity, no doubt because of the many efforts they had to make today.
A goal conceded in the last moments in each half
This is the black point of this afternoon. A convincing performance, but more than tarnished by the two goals conceded (45th + 2 and 90th + 2). While leading 2-0 at the end of the first half, the Guingampaises conceded a free kick at the edge of the area. The Le Havre shooter hit directly into the wall, but the ball fell back into Sh’nia Gordon’s feet. The 25-year-old striker took the opportunity to reduce the gap between the two teams even though Cindy Perrault was on the path of the ball (2-1, 45th + 2).
It is also the Breton goalkeeper, who was little used during the first act, who had to relieve her defense several times after returning from the locker room. Aerial exits and stops on long shots, the Guingampaise produced a solid performance until the final corner of Le Havre. The door came out late and hit several players in the box. A missed exit which allowed Deja Davis to equalize in the last moments of the meeting (2-2, 90th + 2). Despite the protests of the Costarmoricaines, who demanded a foul on their goalkeeper, the referee did not flinch and validated the goal.
Guingamp would have deserved the 3 points
This is the paradox of this encounter. Frédéric Biancalani’s players really mastered the first period by accumulating situations from the first minutes of the match. Under the Costa Rican deluge, the people of Le Havre took on water. The technical quality, the desire and the physical impact allowed the Guingampaises to lead by scoring 2 goals during the first half hour. But unfortunately, the Normans managed to find the necessary resources to equalize and leave Brittany with a point.
Despite this goal conceded at the end of the match, Guingamp has a second match without defeat in 2023 after its easy victory in the Coupe de France against Tours (6-0). In the standings, En Avant climbs to 9th place with 8 points, three points more than Soyaux and Rodez, both beaten this weekend and still in the relegation zone.