Stade Briochin obtained an opportunistic point from their trip to Sedan this Friday in National (1-1). Hicham Benkaid continuede a third match with a goal and it is one of the rare satisfactions of this meeting where the Bretons were often put in difficulty.
Hicham Benkaid’s new goal
Arrived in December, the former Orleans player did not need time to adapt to his new team. Scorer in the last two games before the break, the 32-year-old striker did it again against Sedan. During the first quarter of an hour when the locals held the ball, the Briochins were able to stay together and take advantage of a gross error by the local defense. A poor clearance from the defense allowed Aimeric Gomis to counter the ball, Hicham Benkaid intercepted it, then he faked the shot to erase a defender and score in the empty goal (0-1, 15th).
The desire to bring the ball to life in the second half
During the first 45 minutes, the Costarmoricans did nothing but run behind the leather, conceding numerous chances. When they returned from the locker room, the face of the Griffons was totally different. Control of the ball, forward races, the desires were interesting on the part of Karim Mokeddem’s players. The Bretons could even have scored a second goal in this meeting on their few opportunities, especially at the end of the match. They weren’t helped either by the pitch which deteriorated as the game progressed.
Transparent Griffons in the first period
The return to school was complicated for Saint-Brieuc who spent his first half in his camp and often in his area. The numerous strikes and corners from Sedan could have given a totally different score at half-time. The rare times of possession of the Costaarmoricans were too often concluded by technical errors. Only thinning of the first period, the goal of Hicham Benkaid which masked the difficulties briochines during the first act.
The aerial outings of Alaa Bellaarouch
Solid on his line by making decisive stops, Alan Bellaarouch however did not know how to manage his aerial outings. On the first corner of the game (6th), the Briochin goalkeeper came out late forcing him to watch the header of Hamjatou Soukouna who passed right next to his goal. And he then conceded a goal from the 24-year-old (1-1, 39th).
A few minutes before half-time, the goalkeeper on loan from RC Strasbourg once again missed his outing against Hamjatou Soukouna. The Sedanais only had to frame to score in a totally empty goal. In the second half, the Breton goalkeeper was reassured, but some outings were still approximate.