January 25, 2022

LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for this Tuesday, December 14

Jean-Marie Pasqualetti, on the right, questions certain arbitration decisions concerning the OAC (Photo Norman Jardin)

Like every day, from Monday to Friday, discover the essentials of Gard sport news in a few infos.

Olympic Nimes

“I see the end of the tunnel.” After a complicated last season, Anthony Briançon had no choice but to undergo surgery on July 20 to end recurring cartilage problems in his right knee. After a first rehabilitation internship in Capbreton, he returned from a three-week stay at Clairefontaine. “I recovered all of the muscles in my knee and resumed running. In terms of support, everything is fine. I am satisfied”, underlines the Nîmes defender whose knee reacted well to an intense effort. After a week of rest, he will talk at the Bastide until the Christmas holidays. “I’m going back to Clairefontaine at the beginning of January for two weeks to finalize the rehabilitation process and then tackle re-athletic training at the end of January with Aurélien Boche (the physical trainer) continues the captain who has set a schedule for recovery, if I’m feeling well the goal is to attack a game with the reserve in February. Finishing the Ligue 2 season by participating in the last 10.15 games would be ideal. I’m pretty confident, I see the end of the tunnel and can’t wait to get back on track. ” The last appearance of Anthony Briançon in the Nîmes jersey dates back to May 4, 2021. The player trained at the club will come to the end of his contract in June 2022.

Olympique Alès en Cévennes

The OAC victim of “surprising” arbitration decisions. For its last official outing in 2021, the OAC missed the opportunity to put its dolphin to eight lengths in the championship, and therefore leaves Agde to return to two points after 10 days. “We got stepped on”, reacted hot the Cévennes coach, Stéphane Saurat, annoyed by the unusual lack of commitment of his men. For his part, the club’s sporting director, Jean-Marie Pasqualetti, in an interview to appear in the next issue of Objectif Gard magazine on December 24, returned with some bitterness to the scenario of this home defeat against Agde (0-1). “We were below what we usually offer athletically, but it’s a match that can end 0-0. We can also win it if the penalty is awarded to Mboup”, engages the last named. And to add: “What bothers me is that the assistant is judging his switchboard to give him a simulation when the switchboard is better placed than him to know if there is a contact. At this level, I’ve never seen that. We have had some surprising referee decisions in recent home games, although fortunately they did not always have a direct impact on the final result. Against Beaucaire, the referee whistled twice on a set piece, which was a problem since Beaucaire could have rightly issued a technical reserve. Against Bastia-Borgo in the Coupe de France, Lenny Houelche takes a red card after five minutes while most of the time, at this point in the match, the referee verbally warns the player by saying “this is the last!” Another not very common decision … It starts to do a lot. Without going into a feeling of paranoia, we would like decisions that do not exist anywhere elsewhere do not exist either in Pibarot. not to be privileged, just to be housed in the same boat as the others. “ While the OAC is approaching this winter break while still occupying the place of leader of N3 Occitanie, the sporting director, who does not want to trigger a “controversy”, nevertheless reflects on the hypothesis of writing a letter to the destination of the League and the French Football Federation expressing these grievances.

Rugby Club Nîmes

The Nîmes will play well their last match of the season this Sunday (Photo RCN)

The match postponed this Sunday. Last Sunday, the Rugby Club Nîmois match against Graulhet was postponed at the request of the visiting club due to a covid case. According to our information, it was rather suspicion since the Tarn club would not present any positive case. Thus, the meeting will be held this Sunday, December 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the Kaufmann stadium. Facing the third, the leader hopes to end the year 2021 in style and obtain a tenth victory this season in order to spend the holidays warm in the first place of this pool 3 of Federal 1.

Table tennis

The Nîmes will be satisfied. New setback for the ASPCN in Pro Women. Faced with a Poitiers team within their reach, the Nîmes once again started their meeting very badly. Back to the wall, they saved the furniture by postponing matches n ° 3 and 4 to return to equality. But in the decisive part, the young Lucie Mobarek could not do anything against Océane Guisnel. With this new 3-2 defeat, the Nîmes are ranked 9th out of 12 with 10 points taken in six days. Before the holidays, the ASPCN will play a last meeting in Lille. It will imperatively be a victory to relaunch the Gardoises in the race for European places, the objective displayed by the club at the start of the season.

The results of the matches: Hyung Min JEE – Océane GUISNEL 1/3, Lucie MOBAREK – Jianan YUAN 1/3, Rachel MORET – Audrey MATTENET 3/0, Hyung Min JEE – Jianan YUAN 3/1 and Lucie MOBAREK – Océane GUISNEL 0 / 3.