This would not have been frankly deserved, during a closed game where the attacks struggled to show themselves. But Stade Montois, the worst defense in the pool with 20 goals conceded, gradually gained confidence in the face of Anglo’s lack of realism. And he did not go far from tipping the meeting, on this strike from Almeida Tulo who fled the frame (30th) or on the attempts of Renard, who stumbled twice on Lesec (54th, 79th), still impeccable against in Tauzia in the area (72nd).
“We did some good things, but we have opportunities that we don’t put to the bottom because we didn’t really believe in ourselves”
Anglet’s three axial defense was not worried apart from these opportunities: the Stade – which remained on seven goals conceded in two games – mainly worked to find defensive benchmarks in its low block system. “It’s the first time they’ve played like this since the start of the season, two lines of four and one of two in their half of the field, notes Cédric Pardeilhan. The feeling is shared because we did good things, but we have chances that we don’t put to the bottom because we didn’t believe in ourselves too much. »
Its players have tried to circumvent the opposing block, via the contribution of the pistons Lilian Laplace and Dubernet. Without success, for lack of presence in the area or clumsiness in the last gesture: Essogo, positioned at the forefront of the attacking trio, never managed to weigh on the yellow and black rearguard and Hadj Hamou, the Mons goalkeeper , was only too little requested.
The Basques were still in 4th place this Saturday evening – four lengths behind leader Chauvigny, winner in Bayonne (1-2) – before the last day of the calendar year, the reception of the Niortaise reserve on December 10. “If we could follow up with a victory, that would be good. But we remain on four games without defeat, we must rely on the good things, says Cédric Pardeilhan. We still create a lot of chances and we won’t be so clumsy each time. And if we continue not to concede a goal… ” An impervious Angloye defense for three days now.