In the first half, the visitors showed better technical mastery and created the first chances. Touré was not on target against the empty goal (2 e‘), and Nombret ran aground on Saint-Jost (10 e‘). Saint-Benin proceeded against and took advantage of the speed of his attackers. Barrier (15 e‘) then Amelaine (24 e‘) lost their duel with Abdelkarim.
As soon as they got back from the locker room, the Dijonnais made a difference in ten minutes. Carrière took advantage of a great collective action and opened the scoring (0-1, 47 e‘). Nombret known first the post (52 e‘), before signing his eighth but of the season with a good sequence (0-2, 57 e‘).
Saint-Bénin was pushing to return to the score. Barrier did not fit (61 e‘), and Amelaine (63 e‘), then again Barrière (84 e‘) stumbled again on the Dijon goalkeeper. On the other hand, Febvre (86 e‘) and Touré (89 e‘) could not fool Saint-Jost. Dubois, on a corner, at close range, gave hope to his team, but it was too late to return to the score (1-2, 90 e‘).
“I’m happy with the players, with their state of mind,” commented Jérémy Manias after the match. “It’s been a long time since I’ve seen my team play like this. We held high for a great Dijon team, and we only missed the goals. If we continue like this, it will end up paying off. “
SAINT-BENIN-D’AZY (Valiger stadium). Saint-Bénin Dijon USC, 1-2 (0-0). Referee: M. Lahouazi.
Corn : for Saint-Bénin, Dubois (90); for Dijon, Carrière (47) and Nombret (57).
Warnings: in Saint-Bénin, Bouvier (52); in Dijon, Recober (45) and Carrière (90).
Saint-Benin: Saint-Jost – Meunier, Dubois, Gauthier, Brosset (Acquard, 35), Bertrand Vieux (Grelet, 65), Bouvier (Faye, 65), Desbœufs, Tardivat (cap.), Barrière, Amelaine. Coach: Jérémy Manias.