The shock of the day in proligue disputed this Friday evening between the two leaders, Pontault-Combault and Grand Nancy Métropole Handball (GNMHB) went to the Nancéiens (28-29). A deserved victory acquired after a successful performance, even if Yann Ducreux and his teammates almost spoiled a comfortable lead of five goals in the last moments. At ranking, GNMHB is only first with a late game.
The first half
This victory at Pontault-Combault, ex-resident of the first division (Starligue) is above all collective. Faced with an opponent cut out to also play the leading roles, the Nancyians have shown that for the moment they remain the masters of this championship. In a tight first half where the Ile-de-France residents kept increasing intensity, the Nancy residents were able to respond to reach the locker room with a goal in advance (15-16).
The second period
the GNMHB takes the initiative with Aurélien Tchitombi in the maneuver and an inspired Obrad Ivezic in his goal (20-23, 40 ‘and 21-26, 47’). Proof of the great confidence of Nancy, despite a numerical inferiority, the team of Benjamin Braux drives the point home after a solitary number from Aurélien Tchitombi (22-27, 49 ‘). Nancy then heads for a comfortable victory but it is without counting on the Ile-de-France residents who do not let go. A few clumsiness and a certain haste gave Pontault-Combault confidence (25-28, 55 ‘then 27-28, 58’). In an unbreathable end of the match, Maxime Ogando transforms a penalty (27-29, 58 ‘) before Vanegue allows his team to believe it (28-29, 59’). The last possession is for the Grand Nancy Métropole handball which manages it perfectly and ends up winning.