Federal 1 (hen 4) 3rd day: Oloron (9th ex-aequo, 4 pts) – Salles (9th ex-aequo, 4 pts) Saturday at 4 p.m.
The first poster of the season at the Saint-Pée stadium had been the arrival of Bergerac fresh from Federal 1 (24-20). It is now the Girondins de Salles, novices at this level, who visit the Haut-Béarnais. “It’s a club with big ambitions,” warns the coach of Blue and White forwards Guillaume August. “They are strong up front, solid on their bases, even if their results are a bit inconsistent at the moment. »
“Hard to pin down”
After their great inaugural defeat for the start of the Championship in Peyrehorade (45-13), the quarter-finalists in Federal 2 of the last edition won it in extremis last Sunday against Saint-Médard-en-Jalles (24-23 ).
It therefore seems that the Girondins are not yet running at full speed and that they are therefore the ideal opponent to perk up after the setback conceded at the neighbor souletin.
“Most of the facts of the game were against us at Mauléon”, analyzes the former 2nd line of Tyrosse and Lille, who arrived from Strasbourg in the offseason. “But the big black spot has not been conquered. It is absolutely necessary to take control of ourselves in this sector of play so as not to leave balloons to our opponents. We’re up against a hard-to-pick team that shouldn’t be left with too much ammo. »
The FCO group
Latournerie, Pailhassar, Letellier, Demon, Lafourcade, Boucau, Larrieu, Pillardou, Bordenave; Barantol, Pinaud, Tisné; Condouret, Rassinfosse, Loustalet, D. Crampé; Panigai, Allouache, Perrain; Piot, Berhabe, Lacorne, Loustaunou, Levin, Moncade (cap.).