Stade Lavallois and Le Havre were already playing their third pre-game, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Gorron. We saw the Lavallois Lebeau look for Nzuzi deep, and Vialla caval on his left side. It is by going to the end of his action that the latter went to open the score by sliding the ball under the body of Gorgelin (12th).
Laval had more control over the initial 45 minutes. To report a test of Lebeau next (19th). In the recovery, Achabar lost his face-to-face with the goalkeeper Le Havre (47th). Then the meeting changed face when Paul Le Guen brought into play its frames as Bonnet and Fontaine, then the Stade Lavallois had been considerably rejuvenated at the break.
The HAC settled in the Mayenne area, in a second one-way period. And it is logical that the Normans reversed the trend.
First on a direct free kick signed Fontaine at the corner of the surface, after a foul caused by Achabar (80th). Then, in the next minute, Bonnet again deceived Escales with the flat of his foot.
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" We showed several faces. I found the last half hour encouraging. I was expecting this type of service, facing a dynamic and motivated Laval team. We ended up showing more technical mastery. I had my executive players enter in the second half because even if it was still a preparation match, it's always better to win. I was pleased with the debut of Gorgelin in goal and Dina Ebimbe, our two rookies. I still need four or five players to strengthen the squad. I am satisfied, things are settling. In the immediate future, we will lift a little, because the period is demanding Explained Le Guen, the Le Havre coach, after the match.
Olivier Frapolli, his Laval counterpart, showed him a satisfaction tinged with frustration: " These preparation matches are complicated to manage, while our workforce is not yet complete and we must do with the absentees. But it was up to 15 minutes from the end against a Ligue 2 team. The numbers are not comparable. The second half was very long, while half of my team was made up of 19-year-olds. My players do their best, their state of mind is irreproachable. The last two preparation matches will be more important to me than the first three against Ligue 2 teams. "