Handball: US Lagny-Montévrain Women win the Regional League Cup

US Lagny-Montévrain finished in 6th place in National 3. ©US Lagny-Montévrain

After their disappointing sixth place in the play-offs of Nationale 3 Île-de-France, Union Sportive de Lagny-sur-Marne and Montévrain had the opportunity to end their season on a good note on Sunday June 19, 2022.

Winners of Entente Centre-Yvelines and Paris Sport Club in the quarters and semi-finals of Ligue’s cup regional and departmental clubs in Île-de-France, the Union Sportive de Lagny-sur-Marne and Montévrain contested the tournament final at the David Douillet gymnasium in Savigny-sur-Orge.

Opposed to Entente Garges / Sarcelles / Arnouville / Gonesse for this Coupe de la Ligue final, the Latignaciennes showed a lot of mastery for their last match of the season. In a meeting where they were received only thirty seconds out of sixty minutes, the Seine-et-Marnaises won the League Cup for regional and departmental clubs in Île-de-France.

A disputed start to the meeting

In this final of the League Cup of regional and departmental clubs of Île-de-France, the handball players ofUS Lagny-Montevrain first stumbled three times on Izabela Rosolek, goalkeeper of Entente Garges / Sarcelles / Arnouville / Gonesse.

Despite the pressure suffered by the Seine-et-Marnaises at the start of the game, it was the opposing players who opened the scoring, thanks to Myriame Mze Mouigni (0-1, 3rd). The Latignaciennes then reacted quickly through their captains, Crystal Bimbo and Chloe Fautras (2-1, 4th).

Lagny-Montévrain stands out

Neck and neck until the 14th minute, the players coached by William and Pascal Afonso managed to break away after goals from Léandra Nzengui-Moulengui and of Crystal Bimbo (9-6, 19th).

Better still, the Seine-et-Marnaises widened the gap thanks to the multiple procedures of their guardian, Alhima Diarra, author of four parades at the end of the first period. On a final but of Crystal Bimbothe latter and her teammates entered the locker room with a substantial advance (14-8, 30th).

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A few scares in the second half

After half-time, the Union Sportive de Lagny-sur-Marne and Montévrain saw the Valdois agreement come back to two lengths apart on several occasions (38th, 45th, 47th, 49th).

With a two-goal lead in the 49th minute, compared to five at the start of the second half, the Latignaciennes were put in danger after the temporary expulsion of Tricia Gomes (20-18, 49th). Under pressure, the latter unexpectedly widened the gap slightly thanks to a double from Krystal Bimbo and stops from Alhima Diarra, a vigilante in his cages (22-18, 51st).

At the end of the match, the Seine-et-Marnaises again found themselves outnumbered following the two-minute expulsions whistled against Crystal Bimbo and of Léandra Nzengui-Moulengui, in the 57th minute. With four outfield players against six and despite conceding two goals, the players of the US Lagny-Montévrain still managed the match with a final achievement from their captain, Crystal Bimbo (28-23, 60th).

With this victory against Entente Garges/Sarcelles/Arnouville/Gonesse (28-23), the women of US Lagny-Montévrain won the League Cup for regional and departmental clubs in Île-de-France. “It was super important for me to finish with a victory and a title. I had set myself a goal this year and it was the climb to National 2. I failed and I didn’t want to stay on a failure. The fact that we don’t go up really touched me since we had been working for two years and we had the level, but there was the Covid-19. This third year, we failed very close to the goal, so it was super important to finish on this title, “explained Crystal Bimbo after the meeting.

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