The Amiens Sport Table Tennis crew will obtain this Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m., Salle Labaume, the Thorigné Fouillard crew on behalf of the 16th day of the Pro B championship.
After the 3/1 defeat towards Chartres, the Amiens now occupy the third place in the championship with 36 factors and 15 video games played. In entrance of them are the Roannais in first place with 39 factors and 14 video games played whereas the Chartrains are positioned in second place with 37 factors and 14 video games played as nicely. The Thoréfolans are 4th with 33 factors however solely 13 video games played.
With two 3/0 and three/1 defeats towards Chartres, a 3/0 defeat towards Roanne and a 3/2 defeat towards Argentan, the Amiens have virtually misplaced any likelihood of ending first group and entry the Pro A. But the match towards Thorigné is of specific curiosity, as a result of a victory in Amiens would enable the crew to keep in contact with the finest, and particularly on the podium de la Pro B. The first leg had additionally turned out nicely for the Amiens with a 3/2 victory in Brittany.
On the Thoréfoléen facet, Noshad Alamyan (n ° 25), Jules Rolland (n ° 61), Léo De Nodrest (n ° 62) and Damien Provost (n ° 78) will subsequently make the journey, this time, to scrub away the affront, and above all to return again to the degree of the Amiens and keep in the race to climb in Pro A.
We should subsequently hope that Tomi Lakatos (n ° 36), Grégoire Jean (n ° 65) and Jesus Cantero (n ° 47), will handle to repeat the exploit of the month of December. For this match, the Amiens crew will nonetheless at all times be disadvantaged of its chief, Horacio Cifuentes (n ° 48) combating this week in Argentina to attempt to win his place for the Tokyo Olympics in the Latin American qualifying match.
The podium as a problem
Arnaud Sellier, coach of Amiens gamers, provides us an account of the state of play earlier than the begin of the match: “ Thorigné is really a team that looks a bit like ours, they have a fairly equivalent level. At the end of the first phase there was only a small point difference between our two teams, there if they win all their games late they pass us in front of three points so it is undoubtedly the podium which is played out this week. It’s a big game and it would be good if we managed to have a good meeting, whether the level of involvement of the players was identical to that displayed in Chartres or against Issy-les-Moulineaux. We don’t have much to play but we still have want to finish well, so if we manage to finish in third place it will be perfect. If we end season 4th it will also be a good season! What is nice is to be involved in the struggle of table top up to three days from the end, the calendar is also well made so that we play the big teams at the end of the season; we could have found ourselves “in the tender stomach” for a few days already. It’s always better to play high-stakes games than games that don’t have so much interest. Must therefore that we can remobilize to get a podium and do not settle for a fourth place, even fifth if really the end of the course is a disaster and that we lose our last three games. “
Amiens STT (3) – Thorigné Fouillard TT (4)
16th Pro B championship day
Sunday April 18, 3 p.m.
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