Racing finish 2015 with impressive win





Racing Club de France ended a fine 2015 last
Sunday with a 3-0 win over CA Montrouge, marking their 15th league
win from 18 games in calendar year and leaves them top of the elite division in
France.
It gives them a seven-point gap over second
placed Saint Germain with Lille sitting in third and FC Lyon occupying fourth
place overall.
Simon Martin-Brisac, as so often, opened the
scoring when he scored from the penalty stroke spot inside the first minute
following a Christopher Peters-Deutz corner shot that hit a foot on the line.
Jules Francotte’s overlapping was a feature of
the match and he created the second goal with his centre spectacularly turned
in by Jean-Laurent Kieffer for 2-0. Maxine Cheron closed out the win
early in the second half with the third goal.
It was the Parisian clubs
first game since the terrorist attacks in their city which led to the deferral
of their game with Wattignies a week earlier. Saint Germain, meanwhile,
defeated Le Touquet 2-1 and Paris Jean Bouin saw off Wattignies 3-0.
For PJB, it has been a
dramatic few weeks after they were forced to replay the last few minutes of
their tie against Montrouge. The initial game had ended in a 1-1 draw with PJB
scoring in the closing stages.
Montrouge, however,
appealed on the grounds that the PJB goalkeeper never left the pitch having
been shown a yellow card. An equalising goal followed in those closing stages.
After the appeal, the
goal was cancelled out with the last few minutes replayed on a Saturday evening
with no further goals accruing, giving Montrouge a 1-0 win.
The league will return to action on April 3rd,
2016 for the remaining rounds of the competition and the subsequent playoffs.