Sedan 2-0 Le Mans
Buts : Ramalingo (7e), Pires (19e)
The Boars had a score to settle.
On August 22, Sedan had drunk the cup at Le Mans (6-1), which had set the tone for a particularly laborious start to the season. The Ardennes had the opportunity to take their revenge on the Sarthois on Monday, and they did not let it pass (2-0). Much more incisive than their evening opponents, Olivier Saragaglia’s men quickly unblocked the situation. Benjamin Gomel tumbled into the Le Mans area, Jonas Smith threw him off balance and Alexandre Ramalingom calmly converted the penalty (7e1-0). Ideally launched, the Sedanais were quick to drive the point home. Vincent Pirès deflected a very good cross from Maxence Carlier with a header and Nicolas Kocik, helpless, once again had to get the ball into the back of his net (19e2-0).
The break was made, and the Manceaux finally woke up shortly before the end of the first act, they never managed to restart the game. The fault of a Geoffrey Lembet of the great evenings. The goalkeeper and local captain first made an exceptional save on a powerful low shot from Noa Cervantes (39e), before shining during the second period by winning his duel against Makan Aïko (60e), popping up at the feet of Alexandre Vincent (73e) and diverting a header from Armand Gnanduillet (80e). Sedan, it is true, did not produce much after the break, being content to proceed on the counter. But who cares, because the three points were well at the end of the road.
At kick-off, the two teams were neck and neck in the standings. Now, the CSSA is only five points behind the first two places, while the MFC is four points ahead of the red zone.
Sedan (4-3-3) : Lembet – Gassama, Carlier, Soukouna, Silva – Fadhloun, Pires (Fleurier, 71e), Rogie (Maës, 65e) – Khous, Ramalingom (Abdeljelil, 82e), Gomel (Savane, 82e). Coach : Olivier Saragaglia.
Le Mans (4-4-2): Kocik – Nguinda, Smith, Derrien, Vargas-Rios – Cervantes (Vincent, 66e), Boubaya (Mohamed, 66e), E. Quarshie, Aïko (J. Quarshie, 66e) – Fadiga, Gnanduillet. Coach : Reginald Ray.