Handball / Proligue: Billère against the bitter

With the Etang de Thau, its mussels and its Muscat, the tourist attraction of Frontignan is no longer to be boasted. But if the Billérois left the day before, it was not to stroll around…

With the Etang de Thau, its mussels and its Muscat, the tourist attraction of Frontignan is no longer to be boasted. But if the Billérois left the day before, it was not to stroll in the autumnal sweetness of the Hérault country but to rebuild a severely shaken morality and to create the collective cocoon as soon as possible. “Pontault put our head in the bag at the start (Editor’s note last Friday at Sporting d’Este, 25-33), and from there we fell behind on all the events of the match” regretted Daniel Deherme mid-week.

The defensive solidity, a great provider of counter balls, which we thought we saw born during the summer preparation, was shattered.

Still without Hector Gonzalez

However, there is no need to look far for the reasons for this unfortunate situation. The absence of solid Spanish left-back Hector Gonzalez Diaz, an essential part of the Billérois defensive scheme, is costly. “Playing Besançon, Frontignan and Valence during the first 4 days with a full squad (to remind the center half Valentin Doudeau has still not played either) allowed us to consider a full card. Instead of that, here we are already fighting so as not to get bogged down with the teams that are going to fight to maintain it, ”breathes the BHB coach.

Forced to tinker a bit while waiting for the return of these two executive players, Daniel Deherme should leave Rémi Commenges to Billère, taking on young Camille Dambreville with him, a story of Sergio de la Salud being vulnerable at times and a little more rotation on the bottom back.

To the physical challenge of promoted Frontignan

After making a successful Proligue debut on the first day (home win against Sarrebourg 33-23), Frontignan Thau Handball fell into line last week, losing 33-28 at Massy. To be watched like milk on fire, the left-winger Nathy Camara who, after enjoying the heyday of Nice, Besançon or Sélestat, has already scored 15 times in two matches, without taking penalties. Facing the very rigorous coach Asier Antonio Marcos, experienced in Proligue games since he arrives from Cavigal Nice, Jérémy Vergely’s teammates will regain all their energy to meet the physical challenge that the Spanish strategist will not fail to offer.

The group

Goalkeepers: Labro, Gouy
Champion players: Brito Febras, Cohn, Dambreville, De la Salud, Epland, Lefebvre, Mengon, Reig Guillen, Ruffe, Tarrico, Tournellec, Vergely (cap)
Coach: Daniel Deherme

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