The eleventh day of Proligue made it possible to sort out the leading peloton. Only Ivry and Dijon stood out.
The month of November promised to be merciless for the postulants to the first places of Proligue. In the end, only Ivry and Dijon came out unscathed. For the first time in a long time, the Ivryans offered a quiet match against Sarrebourg (29:24). Sébastien Quitallet’s men took the lead from the start, moving to the break with a three-goal lead (12: 9) before controlling the second half to win calmly. A Massive Saturday evening, Dijon did not shake either (28:23). Once again, Wassim Helal made his own, accumulating sixteen saves with 43% success. And obviously, with such a guard, everything is simpler. Leading three goals at the break (16:13), DMH kept pace after the break, dropping a 5-1 for victory in the final nine minutes.
Behind it is the berezina. Tremblay was logically to bow on the ground of a Cherbourg who will have been in the lead for sixty minutes (31:30), while Selestat laid down his arms on the ground of Cavigale Nice (29:32). If the first period was rather balanced, the Nice, like Juan Castro Alvarez (8 goals) accelerated back from the locker room, taking a maximum gap of seven goals to put an end to a series of three defeats. Nothing goes to Pontault-Combault, who has only been victorious once in his last six outings. A Besancon, the men of Chérif Hamani came close to the correctional, returning in the end with the point of the draw (29:29). A lesser evil when we know that at fifty seconds from the end, they were led by two goals. But Ongnen Djeric and Jean-Pierre Dupoux finally saved the Pontellois furniture.
At the bottom of the table, Caen continue to take off on the red zone after his victory over Valence (29:26). Once again, it was the goalkeeper Alan Santos (15 stops in total) who made the difference in the money-time. Strasbourg came back victorious in the high-risk duel between him and Villeurbanne (29:27). Danis Lathoud’s men led much of the game, triggered by Joffrey Bonnemberger’s eight goals. Finally, after seven games without a win, the SCO Angers was finally able to enjoy taking the best of Billere (27:26). Issam Tej’s men mastered their subject, widening the gap to a 5: 0 after the break as Mohamed Aly put in some prowess (15 saves in the end). Angers still brings up the rear in the standings, one point behind Strasbourg and Villeurbanne.
For all the results and the standings, go here.