Without Cunière and Brevel, Nevers bows in Annecy: “We don’t have to be ashamed”
Already deprived of its captain Gaëtan Cunière, for an indefinite period, Nevers also made up for the absence of Yoanne Brevel, still in delicacy with his back. A prejudicial deal, at the time of moving to Annecy, candidate for accession, only beaten by Vénissieux, the leader, of a small but. This is to say that the task of Nevers was a feat.
“Our first quarter of an hour is good,” notes Régis Hélary, the Nevers coach. “The problem is that we came across referees who cannot whistle. The same as in Saint-Etienne, so we weren’t surprised … Nolan (Carteron) ends up with two two minutes coming out of nowhere after ten minutes. It did not fail. He came out in the second half “and his brother Yann received a red.” We focused too much on refereeing, me the first, “assumes the technician.” I have my share of responsibility. “
Always motivated (9-6, 16th), the USON was up to seven lengths behind at half-time (18-11). “It was difficult in the minds”, admits Régis Hélary. “We could not find a solution and we took cons. Fortunately, Elias Djemaiel revived us in the second half.” Not enough to come back to Annecy (23-16, 26-21, 35-3 °). “We have a -3 ball, we don’t score and on the block, it’s -5. It’s mixed in the locker room. Some are frustrated. But we don’t have to be ashamed. Annecy is a good team. , even if it did not produce its best handball. There is positive to take from this match “, before the reception of Aix-en-Savoie.
ANNECY (Jean Chatenoud room). Annecy-Nevers, 35-30 (18-11). Arbitrators: MM. Houpert and Vallet.
Annecy: Hajicek (8 stops), Duret (1 stop) – Auffant, (2), Behloul (2), Caleiro (1), Chevarin (2), De Palma (2), Delaune (4), Geiling (10), Lebard (4), Petit, Poulain (1), Renson (cap.) (6), Zanibellato (1). Coach: Benoit Boucher.
Nevers: Blot (4 stops), Lamblin (4 stops) – Assal (cap.), Ben Rajeb (6), Brice Bernard, Nolan Carteron (2), Yann Carteron (3), Diallo (6), Djemaïel (7), Ghessab (5), Occhilupo (1). Coaches: Régis Hélary and Christophe Le Lausque.