Big disappointment for Chambéry who suffered a defeat of four goals at the Phare (31-27, 14-12 at halftime) against Chartres on Wednesday in a late match of the 14th day of Lidl Starligue. Despite their defeat in Paris (34-23) on Sunday, the Savoyards had regained the rhythm of the competition after a fortnight without a match. But that was not enough for a club which wanted to take advantage of two home matches with the receptions of Chartes and Créteil to regain confidence and sign a second home victory in the season. “Two matches where we have to take points”, Arthur Anquetil had said. It is therefore missed for the first step.
Chartres goalkeeper Kim Sonne-Hansen stood out with 13 saves (34%) as were Vanja Ilic (8 goals, 73%) and Marc Canellas (7 goals, 58%). The 100% shooting of Jean-Loup Faustin, author of 5 achievements, was not enough for the Savoyards.
Easy Toulouse, Imperial Ilic
Toulouse easily started against Istres his series which will see him play four out of five matches at home. After his victory at the buzzer at Tremblay last week, the Toulouse chained a second consecutive victory Wednesday in a match counting for the 10th day against Istréens deprived of many executives (30-21, 14-13 at halftime).
With 10 goals and 100% success, Toulouse winger Nemanja Ilic was imperial, as was Istres goalkeeper Arnaud Tabarand, who made 12 saves (36%). Also note the 9 goals of Toulouse back Uros Borzas. With this success, Toulouse, 9th, melts on Chambéry, 8th, and takes the margin on Chartres.