LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for this Monday, January 23

As every day from Monday to Friday, discover the basics of Gard sports news in a few details.

Nimes Olympia

Change in the middle. We are eight days away from the end of the winter transfer window and Nîmes Olympique should celebrate the arrival of three players. Recruits about to be signed and the first one could even land this Tuesday morning. The party will feature a striker and two midfielders in particular, one of whom has more than 100 Ligue 2 appearances to his credit and will return to France after a spell abroad. The Nîmes midfielder should have a deep concussion this week. At least one of the two midfielders recruited should be fit for the bottom side’s penultimate (20ᵉ Ligue 2) clash with Niort on Saturday at 19:00 at the Antonines. There is no transfer compensation associated with these recruits. These are players who are free or released by the club. NO bets on significant salaries to attract them. Especially risky arrivals that lead to leaving in the middle. “If there is a good offer, the door is open for several players”, believes in a close friend of the club. This is priority for Moussa Kone, along with Lamine Fomba and Yassine Benrahou, all three of whom are out of contract at the end of next June. With competition expected in the middle, the path will also be closed for Jens Thomasen, who will be released if he finds a new base.

Quentin Dupuy will not play on Wednesday after suffering a crutch injury USAM

USAM Nimes Gard

“Attitude and participation. » This weekend, USAM took part in an Alpine friendly tournament in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne before returning to official competition on February 3rd in Aix (French Cup quarterfinals). On Thursday, Nîmes lost 36-33 (18-16 at halftime) against Montpellier, who had a more competitive team. For the Nîmes side, Ljubomir Vranjes was in rotation with more youngsters Derisbourg, Peyre and the two goalkeepers Quaze and Le Bourhis. “There have been some good things. It was very crowded. We were 29-29 and then Montpellier made the difference with a few possessions in the final minutes., – commented assistant coach Yann Balmossière. Next day green team won the minor final, beating Proliga leader Dijon 34-33. “We spent the first quarter of the hour without activity and intensity. Then it rose a bit and the second half was more interesting.”, continues the number 2 of the Gard team, Usamists lead by five goals at the break (12-17). The final training session is this Wednesday against the Spanish Granollers at Parnassus at 19:30. Quentin Dupuy, victim of a crutch in his hip against MHB, is forfeited for this match. 6 more players will not appear again: Kamchop-Baril, Tesio, Sissoko (injured), Hesham, Sanad and Baznik (World). “In this match we mainly expect from the players their attitude and participation”Concludes “Balmo”.

Statistics for Montpellier: Quaze (5 saves), Le Bourhis (1 save), Rebichon (0/1), Vincent (3/4 dt 2/3 pen), Dupuy, Acquevillo (4/4), Minel (7/ 10), Esparon, Derisbourg (3/3), Konradsson (1/4 dt 1/1 pen), Tobie (1/2), Gibernon (5/6), Peyre (0/1), Poyet (3/4 ) ), Gallego (5/5), Joblon.

Statistics against Dijon: Gouaze (12 saves), Le Bourhis; Rebichon (2/4), Vincent (4/6 dt 4/4 pen), Acquevillo (7/10), Minel (5/8), Esparon, Derisbourg (1/4), Konradsson (0/2), Tobie (3/6), Gibernon (4/6), Peyre (2/2), Poyet (2/2), Gallego (3/5), Joblon (1/2).


A leg in D3. Nimes players suffered their ninth defeat of the season in eleven days this Sunday. This time it was Toulouse FC who took advantage of Gard’s shortcomings, winning 3-1 in extra time in Costières. FFNMG’s offense is once again on a defensive level with three goals conceded in the first period against one scored by Sebé Coulibaly. Nothing was recorded after a hiatus in high winds and freezing temperatures. This setback against the penultimate side does not sit well with Gardois, who sit bottom of the D2F, nine points behind the relegation relegators. An accounting situation that could not improve over the next day as Nîmes metropolis Gard moved on to Marseille, currently second in the D2F with the best defense in the championship. The end of the season is likely to be a long one for the Nims.

Bouillargues HNM

A beautiful revival. Bouillarguaises did not elaborate on Saturday’s clash with Toulouse. Even if it took him about twenty minutes to set sail Team Boubou Defeated Hauts-Garonnaise 32-24. Admittedly, Toulouse are a difficult team, but the victory revives the Bouillardoises, who were beaten by a goal in Le Havre the other day. ” This win was needed to stay off the podium before two tough spots in early February with teams of Vap status ahead of us in the standings, Bouillargues coach Delphine Cendre explains. I am very happy to win this first derby. A match controlled from start to finish, with solid defense and where we were able to develop our game on a wide pitch. “With this win, BHNM is five points behind second-placed Achenheim-Truchtersheim (with one game in hand). It is Alsaciennes and Bouillargues who will travel the next day (February 4) and Gardoises will have no right to make a mistake if they want to keep their hopes of climbing into D1 at the end of the season (they need to finish here in the top two, Ed).

Centurions of Nimes

A win to boot. Here we go again for the Centurions of Nîmes, who stormed to the D3 championship on Saturday with a 36-8 win, recording five. touch On the territory of the reserve Blue Stars of Marseille. This result is not a surprise, but for Gardois, the goal of celebrating entry spirits is achieved: ” We were good in the ground game and the defense remained tough until the end “, welcomes Centurions coach Jean-Philippe Eldini. The following day, Nîmes will make their debut against Avignon’s Southern Warriors, who suffered a heavy 29-0 home defeat to Montpellier Hurricanes at Stade Nicolas-Kaufmann.

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