In the shock of this 5th day, PSG clearly marked Nîmes (25-32) at Parnassus. Well helped by an excellent Vincent Gérard, Paris is therefore the only leader tonight. At the same time, Dunkirk scored its first victory by defeating Toulouse (26-23). Finally, Chambéry lost at the Lighthouse against Chartres (24-25).
This day is relatively unsuccessful at home clubs. After the three away wins yesterday, two more have been added today with Paris and Chartres. Dunkirk, on the other hand, won for the first time this season, against Toulouse.
PARIS – NÎMES: GERARD vs DESBONNET
The Nîmes will undoubtedly be frustrated by the outcome of the meeting. For about forty minutes, USAM indeed competed with Paris Saint-Germain. Despite his absences, Franck Maurice’s team showed great things against the Parisian ogre. The main craftsman on the Gard side is Remi Desbonnet. The Nîmes goalkeeper has indeed released a very big game tonight with 18 saves (38%). Unfortunately for him, opposite, his competitor in the France team answered him tit for tat, bending the attack of USAM. Vincent Gerard, author of 17 stops at 43% (including 5/6 at 7 meters !!), is undoubtedly the man of this match, that the Parisians folded around the 40th minute. While Nîmes is still clinging to the basques of the players of the capital (20-21, 38th), the latter administer a scathing 7-0 to their hosts. They take advantage of the loss of bullets and failures in Nîmes to punish them. Ten minutes later, Paris leads by 8 goals (20-28) and quietly manages its end of the match (25-32 SF).
DUNKIRK IS REASSURED
The Northerners had a complicated start to the season. After their initial defeat at Créteil and with a difficult schedule afterwards (Nantes, Saint-Raphaël then Nîmes), Dunkirk is at zero points before receiving Toulouse. In a game played at a moderate pace (less than 50 but ultimately), the USDK finally clinched their first two points. A small relaxation, no doubt in the North. In front of the score all the match, the Northerners were able to count on Tom Pelayo (5 goals), Théo Avelange-Demouge (4 goals) u Kornel Nagy (4) to fuel the brand. Opposite, Toulouse could not shake up a team yet lacking confidence. The USDK wins 26-23 and leaves the place of last… to the Fenix.
CHARTRES LAUGHS, NOT CHAMBÉ ‘
To the radius of the surprises of this day, we can therefore add the victory of Chartres in Chambéry. The Savoyards had the bad surprise to come across a former member of the house who played a bad trick on them. Julien meyer, with 13 saves (35%) thus made a successful return to the Lighthouse, under the jersey of Chartres. Toni Girona was also able to count, as usual, on a very good Vanja Ilic (7/7). Add to that 5 goals for each of the recruits Figueras and Pedersen and you have the ingredients for a good performance in Chartres. Opposite, Chambéry missed his end of the first period. Cumulating losses of ball and missed shots, the Savoyards let their evening visitors escape (11-15 MT). Bleeding for the same duration up to the 36th minute (11-18). The remounted de Chambéry was then started, but Benjamin Richert (4 goals) and his friends went too far. They ultimately fail to one but of their opponents (24-25). Chambéry thus misses the opportunity to recover 2nd place. Chartres for its part settled in the first part of the table, with 5 points like Nantes.
Results and ranking here.