Ten days after his victory in the Coupe de France, TMB once again moved to Meylan’s side for the first day of the Ligue 2 championship. After an interesting start to the match, Xavier Noguera’s players quickly took the lead on the table. ‘display. Worn by an Isabelle Strunc of great evenings (12 points in the first ten minutes), they were five points ahead at the end of the first quarter time (21-16). With a formidable efficiency, the Toulousaines consolidated this advantage during the second act. The TMB, very comfortable at three points, returned to the locker room with an already substantial lead (44-30).
“We still have work to do”
After the break, the Toulousaines did not relax their efforts, and remained an insolent marksmanship. A formidable efficiency married to an interesting defensive solidity allowed the TMB to finish the third act well in front, and to consider a quiet end of the match (61-45). But faced with a team of Tronche-Meylan full of mental and physical resources, the Toulousaines are almost scared during the fourth quarter time. Back to nine points at 1’30 ” from the end of the match, the locals gave themselves the right to dream of an epic end to the match. But solid, the players of Xavier Noguera did not give in and ensured their first victory of the season.
“It’s always complicated to come here. We know that Meylan offers different defenses, and that the players would be keen to react after last week,” confided Xavier Noguera, the Toulouse coach afterwards. “We’re playing a serious game over 35 minutes. It’s a shame that the last five have tarnished everything we’ve done before. We still have work to do, we know it and we will continue to work. t is good to start with a victory, especially here, ”concluded the Toulouse coach.
the face meylan 71 – TOULOUSE 80
TA: 30-44 (16-21,14-23, 15-17, 26-19). Referee: Philippe Dos Santos.
LA TRONCHE-MEYLAN: Batey (15), Sahun (7), Choron (11), Revel (3), Pautou (17), Ngo Ndjock (2), Boisseron (9), Cirgue (7).
TOULOUSE MB: Gillespie (4), Mulumba (2), Belleka (17), Loyd (13), Strunc (14), De Freitas (8), Jakovljevic (2), Brochant (18), Guirassy (2).