Through Aline Chatel
For the Indian summer, on will come back. The sun that accompanied the first three laps of the French Cup around Caen is likely to shun the party on the occasion of the fourth. The rain is expected to be there, perhaps to better level the gaps on sometimes dented terrain.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
7.15 p.m .: Valognes (R3) – AG Caen (N3)
7:30 p.m .: MOS (R1) – Mézidon (R2)
Sunday October 3, 2021 (3:00 p.m.)
Ifs (R2) – Saint-Pair (R2)
Dover (R2) – Cherbourg (N3)
MOS Caen (R1) – Mézidon (R2)
Bretteville-sur-Odon (R2) – Granville (N2)
Troarn (R3) – Jeunesse Fertoise (R2)
Carpiquet (R3) – Thury-Harcourt (R3)
Bretteville and Cherbourg in search of exploits
The fourth round of this Coupe de France makes possible the exploits which nourish its reputation. In any case, he reserves a few apparently disproportionate posters. Thereby, Bretteville-sur-Odon (R2) will face Granville (N2).
We are not dreaming but we hope to appear well and annoy this Granville team as long as possible.
After two qualifications torn off on penalties against D1 teams, BSO has everything to gain…
There are “only” two divisions apart this time, but Dover (R2) will also act as an outsider against Cherbourg (N3). His coach, Eric Fouda, regrets a “bad draw” and witnesses the good attitudes of his players. “Our guys have to come into this game dreaming of something wonderful. If there is not this enthusiasm, it is useless to play such meetings. “
The ASPTT Caen and GA Caen spoiled
In the other direction, theASPTT Caen (R1) and theAG Caen (N3) will also be entitled to unbalanced matches. The PTT will go to the regional petit poucet, His (D3). The meeting is taken seriously by Laurent Dufour, delighted to return to the Channel. Siena presents itself in confidence after its 7-0 in the league at Aubigny. Normally, that should not be enough… On the AGC side, it is important to be reassured in a catastrophic start to the season in National 3. The trip to Valognes (R3) must allow it.
If we’re serious, and we’ve always been serious in coupe, it should be okay. On a desire to live an adventure in a coupé.
Ifs, MOS, Troarn and Carpiquet at home
The MOS (R1) has all cards in hand against Mezidon (R2). Hierarchically superior, it will also have the chance to evolve on its synthetic ground. This is far from trivial, even if caution remains in order. “We will have to respect our opponent and respect the fact that it is not a district team but a team that is just a division below us,” recalls Frank Dechaume, who remembers that it is on penalties that his team eliminated Lisieux (R2) in the second round.
Yes (R2) also leaves with the favor of home predictions against Saint-Pair (R2). No overconfidence allowed, however, since Saint-Pair won his first two league games in the same pool as the Ifois, co-leaders.
The other balanced opposition on paper will take place at Carpiquet (R3) against Thury-Harcourt (R3). Ludovic Dan, the carpion coach, sees it as “a good draw, especially as Thury-Harcourt is a friendly club”. Beaten 6-1 by the Mondeville reserve in their last championship match, Thury’s players will not arrive in the best possible condition but will surely be thirsty for revenge …
Troarn (R3), for his part, will have to perform to get out La Ferté Macé, more like a strong Regional 2 team. “It’s still playable,” says Romain Frémont. It’s up to us to put in the ingredients and have a full match to force the passage and reach the 5th round. “The fact of playing at home is a real asset in this kind of configuration …
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