Authors of an enthusiastic first match, the Dunkirks succeeded in their return to the National by outclassing Le Mans in the game (3-0). The road is long but many rookies are already in tune!
This is only the truth of a match and it in no way foreshadows what will happen in a few weeks, but by crushing Le Mans (3-0), the Dunkirks provided some answers to the many doubts that had accompanied their preparation, punctuated by three draws and three defeats.
Their first half was the right mix of balance and audacity, symbolized by a few combinations that made the Sarthe defense dizzy. In particular a sequence of possession of ten passes forward in the opposing camp, concluded by Bardeli who found the head of Ghrieb, off target (43rd).
Ghrieb, first successful
For his first official match with the USLD, the former attacking midfielder from Schiltigheim introduced the public at Tribute to his speed and technique. It was he who was responsible for the set pieces and it was his left paw which allowed, on a corner, to find Gambor, author of the opener with a flat foot just in front of the former goalkeeper Valencian Kocik (32nd).
This first goal of the season, scored like last year by a defender, rewarded the tonic and seductive first half Romain Revelli’s players. We would also have liked to know the figures for the number of sprints and the kilometers covered by the Northerners in view of their slaughter on the ground. Le Mans, which has beautiful individuals, remained silent, except when Vargas’ strike, found in the area by El Khoumisti, was repelled with authority by Péan (38th).
Dunkirk let the storm pass
The goalkeeper on loan from Caen was not overwhelmed, but he had the merit of making the few interventions he needed, especially when he was vigilant to clear a distant attempt from Vargas (55th), again him. ” At the break, I asked the guys to forget the score, to try to withdraw very hard and fortunately because we had a hard time. We changed our environment a bit, the guys held on
“, welcomed Romain Revelli, the coach of Dunkirk.
Once the storm passed, his team gave a boost. This time it was Gambor in the pass and Ghrieb at the end of the action, but the ball stung by the Alsatian was narrowly diverted by Kocik (66th). It was only a postponement for Dunkirk who made the break, taking advantage of the defense of Le Mans, in great pain to manage the depth: Keita launched Bardeli alone against the goalkeeper. The midfielder did not tremble (2-0, 70th), just before giving way to Anziani to the applause of the Dunkirk kop already conquered. It was even more so after the third goal from Ipiélé, author of a sublime strike with the left foot in stoppage time (3-0, 90th + 2). To close a perfect evening.
DUNKIRK – LE MANS: 3-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. Leleu. 1,457 spectators.
Goals: Gambor (32nd), Bardeli (70th), Ipiélé (90th +2).
Warning to Dunkirk Bilingi (4th), Trichard (33rd); at Manceaux El Khoumisti (17th), Amir (43rd).
DUNKIRK: Pean; Thiam (cap.), M’Boné, Gambor; Bilingi (Ba-Sy 87th), Egny, Keita, Trichard; Bardeli (Anziani 71st); Ghrieb (Mbemba 71st), Baghdadi (Ipiele 62nd).
Coach: Romain Revelli.
LE MANS: Kocik; Polla Boyom, Derrien, Colombo; Amir (Aiko 68th), E. Quarshie, Boubaya, Vargas (cap.); El Khoumisti, Gnanduillet, J. Quarshie (Fadiaga 63rd).