St Germain’s magnificent Wattignies seven

Saint Germain picked up
their first win of the campaign to stay within a couple of points of Racing
Club de France with an emphatic 7-1 win over Wattignies.
They went goal-crazy in the
second half of their tie after William Jeammot’s 19th minute goal
had given them a narrow 1-0 lead.
Six second half goals –
coming from Blaise Rogeau, Gregory Samson, Joris Harou, Thomas Pauchet,
Francois Goyet and Kevin Mercurio – meant that they quickly pulled clear to
land the victory.
The match was also marked by the awarding of
the trophy for 2014-15 top scorer in the French top tier by Oliver Moreau,
President of the FFH, St Germain’s towering forward Jean-Baptiste Pauchet, pictured.
For Racing, they defeated
Paris Jean Bouin 5-1. They were boosted by a surprise addition with Spanish
player Jacinto Dominguez from Zaragoza joining by surprise as part of his move
to Paris to pursue his medicince studies and we went straight into their
midfield line-up despite only arriving a couple of days before the game.
After a low key first
quarter, Maxime Cheron broke the deadlock with a brillant deflection from a
narrow angle. PJB equalised quickly from a corner but Racing stepped up the
pressure and intensity.
Nicolas Martin-Brisac
scored their second goal on a rebound from Simon Martin-Brisac for a narrow 2-1
lead at half time. The second half, though, was one-way traffic with Christophe
Peters-Deutz’s short corner, Simon Martin-Brisac’s individual action and
Antoine Ferec easily pushing the ball in the empty goal extending the lead out.
They lead the way with two
wins from two so far in the competition.
Lille got their first win
of the campaign with a single goal win over CA Montrouge courtesy of Theophile
Ponthieu’s short corner deflection. Lyon had a similar win over Le Touquet (1-0) with a goal from forward Guillaume Pin from
a corner.

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