Lanester draw, Saint-Grégoire win D2F in first game of year, tough weekend N1M and N1F

Saint-Grégoire opened its counter against Sambre Avesnois (31-27) in the 2023 D2F. In turn, Lanester had to share the points with Elite Val d’Oise (37-37). It was a tough weekend in N1M as well as N1F as no Breton team managed to win.

Saint-Grégoire wins big in D2F

Saint-Grégoire (31-27) first win of the year over Sambre Avesnois. A result that will restore confidence in Olivier Mantes’ girls, even if maintenance is still a long way off. However, against the Northerners, Rennes were serious from start to finish and led for most of the game. It will still be difficult to confirm this result in the next match as the Bretons host the unbeaten leader of this D2F championship, Stella Saint-Maur.

BBH stock tilts at N1F

Facing the “Rouen” team in N1F form, BBH reserve player had to repeat the success of the first game (22-20 victory). Despite a balanced first period, the Normans struggled in the second half. The lack of experience of the Breton substitutes could have made the difference in a match that looked balanced. With this defeat (30-25), the people of Brest took the 4th place in the championship with 31 points.

In turn, CPB Rennes hosted Colombelles, a lower ranked team. And Alan Gauvineau’s girls settled for a frustrating draw (22-22). Especially in the middle of the second period, the advantage sealed the victory in favor of Bretilian (22-16, 48). However, they failed to score in the last 12 minutes of the match, but Colombellos came back to score to take an unexpected point. On February 5, the next meeting for Cercle Paul Bert’s players is with Octeville, one of the best teams in the championship.

Finally, the Saint-Grégoire reserve moved to Paleiseau to try to end a bad streak of 4 consecutive defeats. Rennaises stayed in the match for 60 minutes, but unfortunately lost by a small goal (24-23). On the next day of the championship, the Bretons will host Rouen, an extreme clash between the N1F leader and the red lantern.

Lanester shares points in Elite

Lanester received the Elite Val d’Oise award on the occasion of the first game of their new coach Lukas Buchta. From the beginning of the match, neither team could beat the other. At halftime, the score was therefore logically tied (16-16). The second half then became the advantage of the dragons, who widened the difference by 3 balls (23-20, 37). At the end of the main time, this difference decreased in the minutes until the equalizing goal (37-37). The disappointment is huge as the Morbihannais deserved to win this match. In any case, this benefit gives hope for better results in the future. Lanester are not moving up the table and are still in 13th place with 22 points.

Bad day for N1M residents

Hennebont was the only one not to lose this weekend in the N1M as Morbihannais shared the points with Reze. However, captain Steven Cutté’s extensive absence and injury early in the match set the Hennebontais off. And the completely missed start of the match confirmed this trend (9-3, 10th), even if the Bretons paid part of the delay (13-11) at the break. The second period could have been spectacular as Pierre Prioux’s men took the lead (23-23) without a draw. A logical result on paper, but in reality the Bretons (12th with 23 points) showed great mental strength to stay in the game.

For its part, CPB ran a bad operation against Rennes Massi. Throughout the match, the score went from one team to another. But in the end it was the residents of Ile-de-France who won (33-30). A result that dropped CPB in the rankings (10th with 26 points).

Eventually, the Cesson-Rennes Métropole reserve moved to Savigny-sur-Orge, the red light of the N1M. A meeting that should be formal for the Indomitables. But everything did not go as planned, the Essonians did not hide by winning the match (33-30). A poor transaction in the standings for the Bretillians who dropped to 4th place with 32 points.

All results from the weekend:

Sambre Avesnois – Saint-Grégoire RMH : 27–31

Palace – Saint Gregory B : 24–23
Paul Bert Rennes Circle – Colombelles: 22-22
Rouen – BBH 2 : 30–25

Chateauneuf-en-Thymerais – Lancaster : 28–29
Contract Bas Leon – Score: 39–26
Taule Carantec – Pigeons: 29-23
Granville – Rose Hand’du 29 : 24–33
ALS Plouagat – Aulnay: 28-26

  • National 1 Elite Men:

Lancaster HB – Elite Val d’Oise: 37-37

  • National 1 Men:

Mass – CPB Rennes : 33–30
Savigny/Barley – Cesson-Rennes Métropole HB B : 33–30
Raza – Hennebont Lochrist : 23–23

  • National 2 Men:

cliff – CJF Saint Malo : 33–32

  • National 3 Men:

AL Loudeac Handball – Avranches/Granville: 36–28
Morlaix Plougonven Handball – Tree/Dove: 24–24
Ponant’s future – Dreux: 34-30

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