This Friday Amiens STT confronted one of the easiest groups of their Pro B championship in Loire Valley. The Amiénois left a few feathers there towards Roanne by shedding 3/0.
The afternoon with the Roannais started with an opposition between Horacio Cifuentes (48) and Martin allegro (29). At first barely late (2-0), the Amiens rapidly glued collectively and made equal play along with his opponent all through the showdown till Allegro did make the break at 8-8 and received 11-9. For the second set between the 2 younger gamers, it was Cifuentes who first took the higher hand over the Roannais (3-4, 4-7). But the Ligérien returned to the sport and once more made the break at 8-8 to win 11-8, inflicting a extreme 6-0 on the Amiens on the identical time. Once once more, the scales had been on the house aspect for the third spherical when Allegro took a massive benefit on Cifuentes (8-3) earlier than it returns in flip within the assembly (10-7). But it was lastly Allegro who ended the match with a 12-10 victory, giving the first level of this ninth day to his group, 1/0.
From the second we take a level within the assembly, it relaunches all of the dynamics!
Then got here the flip of Tomi lakatos (36) to measure himself towards his opponent of the day, Harmeet Desai (47). Difficult to return to his match, the Amiens left Desai go forward within the first set (5-2) earlier than returning to a tie (7-7). But as soon as once more the benefit turned in Roanne’s favor as Desai received 11-7. Accusing a vital delay in beginning of the second set (6-2), Lakatos couldn’t get again on his ft in time to deliver down his opponent (10-6) and misplaced 11-6. In the third set, the lead taken by Desai (4-1) didn’t enable him to dominate the Samarian, tenacious, who went up the slope and took the lead for the primary time of the match (5-6). A lead that he’ll hold till making the break at 9-9 and successful 11th of September, sufficient to provide him a little air within the rating (2-1). Launched, the Hungarian didn’t lose his hand and rapidly dominated the following set (3-8) to win 7-11. Everything was performed out for the 2 males who had been preventing a fierce battle for the victorious level of this assembly. Slightly forward on every level of the sleeve, the Amiens couldn’t nonetheless be utterly indifferent from Desai (5-5). And it’s finally the latter who made the break at 9-9 to pocket a final level by 11-9. Roanne then took a harmful benefit for the Picards, 2/0.
Arnaud Sellier analyzed the physiognomy of the assembly which appeared very completely different from the primary 4 video games disputed till then by the Amiens: “On earlier conferences, when the scenario was tight, it at all times tipped over on our aspect. But on Friday, particularly on Tomi’s match, it is true that he struggled to get into the sport, little by little he obtained the higher hand, we felt he was discovering options, through the lovely he at all times had been forward after which there are two-three factors on the finish that he negotiates a little much less properly … It’s like I stated final week: from the second we take a level within the assembly, that revives all of the dynamics! When Grégoire got here dwelling every little thing was completely different for him too, going again to 1-1 or 2-0 isn’t the identical factor in any respect: within the first scenario we all know that there will probably be a fourth recreation to permit us to remain within the assembly. We weren’t very far, however the important thing moments had been a little badly negotiated. “
“It is especially the fact of not leaving with any point that is difficult”
Everything then rested on the shoulders of Gregory Jean (65) who confronted Ibrahima Diaw (55), Franco-Malian worldwide chosen for the following Olympics. Largely led from the beginning of the sport (6-1), Grégoire Jean couldn’t catch up and left the primary level to the Ligérien who received 11-5. More aggressive within the second set, the Samarien opposed a severe resistance to Ibrahima Diaw (4-4) and even took a short benefit (8-10). One ball from the primary level, the Amiens was lastly shocked and misplaced 12-10 on the second set. Bis repetita within the third set when Grégoire Jean once more took the lead (3-5) earlier than being caught (7-7) then overtake, 11-9. The day due to this fact ended on this final level of Ibrahima Diaw who gave the winners of Roanne by a relentless 3/0.
We hope to have our revenge within the second leg to have the ability to present that we are able to do higher!
If defeat was not not sudden by the Amiens coach given the ambitions displayed by the Roanne LNTT, there are nonetheless some upset in some features of the assembly: ” we knew it was going to be difficult, it’s the best team we’ve played from the start and certainly the best team in the championship even if we won’t really know until a little later. It is especially the fact of not leaving with any point that is difficult. The matches were very close and relatively balanced, we just did not manage to tip the few chances that we had in our favor unlike the other days. But it’s also because the opponents were a little better, that we didn’t necessarily make the right choices… “
” We hope to have our revenge in the return leg to be able to show that we can do better ! Nevertheless, the start of the championship remains positive with four victories for one defeat, we remain at the highest of the rating and we can even have direct confrontations with the excellent groups within the championship towards which we must attempt to do higher to hope to remain within the battle so long as attainable. It’s going in a short time within the calendar this season so we are able to begin once more in a short time : the following two conferences are towards groups presumed to be weaker, additional within the standings in any case, so we’ve to restart to deal with the final three conferences of the 12 months in the most effective situations »Finally concluded Arnaud Sellier, retaining a contact of optimism, already turned in the direction of the conferences to come back earlier than Christmas.
Roanne LNTT – Amiens STT: 3/0
M. Allegro / H. Cifuentes: 9 8 10
H. Desai / T. Lakatos: 7 6 -9 -7 9
I. Diaw / G. Jean: 5 10 9
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