And that’s what the men of Philippe Gardent and Benoît Peyrabout achieved with a perfect month of September with four wins in as many games. A BBL in overdrive? No, apart from the surprise success at Tremblay, the team won its three other meetings against the bad students of this first part of the season, Massy, Villeurbanne and Cherbourg.
Three losses at home
This beautiful sequence ended with the visit of Pontault-Combault, declared candidate for accession to Starligue. The Parisian commuters won 32-30 and Jean Dauguet’s fortress cracked afterwards as the BBL then lost against Nancy and Billère. Three home defeats in five games is a lot. Even if the hazards did not spare the group since, one after the other, Mathieu Vigneron and captain Xavier Moreau were victims of a serious knee injury and they will be unavailable until the end of the season.
Fortunately, even diminished, the team was able to react in a good way by going to snatch two precious successes outside in Strasbourg then in Dijon. Thus, Bordeaux-Bruges-Lormont won more often away from its bases with 4 wins against only 2 at home. Suffice to say that Antoine Gutfreund and his partners are condemned to win in Valencia, this Friday evening.
Faced with a formation from Drôme which has not yet tasted victory, the opportunity is good to garner two additional points to erase the setback suffered against Billère’s neighbors (23-22) and above all to stay in the peloton of head.