After their initial success on the floor of Chalon-sur-Saône (70-64), the Espoirs du Champagne Basket are playing their first match of the season at home against their counterparts from Boulazac, this Saturday October 24 (5 p.m., in Châlons ).
N2: Awakening Recy Saint-Martin without pressure
Winner on Saturday September 17 against a pale team from Jœuf (79-67), the Éveil Recy-Saint / Martin will be entitled to great adversity this Saturday 24 (8 p.m.) against WOSB, in Saverne (Bas-Rhin). A big challenge therefore awaits the Marnais and Pierre Homatter. “It’s a very complete team, very strong, warns the recyot coach. There is always Valentin Correia, who averages 27 points. They also picked up Jason Bach, interior from Pro B, Lucas Diemer back from Holtzheim, as well as Ousainou Saar (Mladost, Serbian D1). We therefore move without pressure, in the perspective of creating an exploit. »
N3: the pass of three for Vitry-le-François?
Winner of her first two meetings, the Gauloise de Vitry-le-François wants to confirm and rev up against Roncq (6th, 1V-1D), this Saturday September 24 (8 p.m.). Indeed, if the balance sheet is good and respects the set course of action, David Dugimont assists a little more of his group in the game. “Things are gradually falling into place and the players are starting to find their place. I expect the team to be more consistent throughout the game”. Facing the Northerners, accustomed to the games of the National 3, the meeting promises to be passionate. In order to look up and position yourself in the lead, a Marne victory is mandatory. Only Uneau is uncertain, because of thigh pain felt during the derby in Cormontreuil, won in overtime (84-86).
N3: Cormontreuil wants to go first
Beaten twice on the wire, Cormontreuil wants to defeat the Indian sign. Traveling to Lambersart (1st, 2 wins) this Saturday, September 24 (8 p.m.), the task will not be easy against promoted but very realistic Northerners at the start of the season. Indeed, they beat two teams playing maintenance. Lambersart is worn by former professional Émilien Barbry, 39, who averages 18 points in the first two games. “On our side, we are progressing. The youngsters continue to gain experience, and it would be good if, for once, we had a game or two in our favour. You have to win to start the machine,” hopes Mickaël Sommesous, the Cormontreuillois coach. He can count on a full workforce, apart from Julien Sauret, injured.
N1F: Reims hopes to continue on its scope
After two successes in as many games, Reims Champagne Handball is on the right track at the start of the season. Authors of a good performance against Yutz last weekend (28-27), the Panthères of Mathieu Pfirsch will rub their claws on the ground of Dijon this Sunday September 25 (4 p.m.). “It’s a club with a very good academy. There are three players who play in the French youth team.,
explains the Marnais coach. Exempted from the first day of the championship, the Dijonnaises activated the season with an easy success at Rueil (20-29), a team which had nevertheless given Yutz a hard time at the start of this new exercise. The Champenoises, again in full force this weekend, therefore know what to expect for this new test.
N2: Saint-Brice wants to start its season
AS Saint-Brice Courcelles, which started its season with two setbacks, absolutely wants to open its counter in a National 2 pool at a very homogeneous level. For the third day, the Bricos travel this Saturday, September 24 in Loiret to face Saint-Pryvé (7 p.m.). A team also looking for its first points. “The group’s state of mind is good, we worked technically but also mentally to manage the last fifteen minutes, which we lacked against Villemomble”, says the coach, Yacinn Bouakaz.