Racing and St Germain through to Top Six

France’s EHL representatives this season,
Racing Club and St Germain, have both qualified for the Top Six competition
following their performances to date in the men’s elite competition.
St Germain, with five wins from seven games to
date in Pool A, were already virtually through to the second phase of the
competition. They copper-fastened that place with an exciting 8-4 win over
Valenciennes last Sunday.
They will be joined in the next phase by CA
Montrouge and Wattignies.
Racing, meanwhile, edged out Le Touquet 2-1 to
confirm that they will contest the Top Six. They fell behind 1-0 but were back
on terms when Jean-David Koch shot home and they moved ahead in the second half
with Jules Francotte and Koch combining.
They can confirm top spot in Pool B when they
meet Stade Francais in their final preliminary match on Sunday. Lille will join
them in the next phase while the final place in the Top Six will be fought out
between Jean Bouin and Le Touquet over the next two weeks.

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