Montrouge and Lille through to French men’s final

CA Montrouge and Lille MHC will contest the French men’s final next week following their semi-final wins over Racing Club de France and Saint Germain.

For Montrouge, the regular season champions, they came through a tough encounter against Racing. They lost the first leg 1-0 with Adrien Coffigniez getting the goal for the ciel et blancs.

And they still trailed in the series going into the second half of the second leg with tie scoreless but efforts from Corentin Sellier, Mathis Clement and Mathis Bezier-Mercier saw them land a 3-0 success.

The other semi went the complete distance with Lille eventually going through in a shoot-out after they were level with Saint Germain after the two legs.

Lille won the first game 2-1 thanks to Viktor Lockwood and Benjamin Lahaut but Saint Ger produced a big fightback in game two to win 3-2. 

That left the series 4-4 on aggregate and requiring a shoot-out to separate the sides where Lille were the side to get through. The upshot is Montrouge and Lille will be the French representatives in European club competition next season.

In the French women’s semis, IH Lambersart beat Stade Français 4-2 on aggregate while Cambrai beat Montrouge 6-2 to advance to the final.