Before a PSG-Chambéry which will be worth the detour this Sunday, the spectators of the “derby” from the south feasted. Aix had started with a fanfare in this first match at the top of the 6th day of Liqui Moly Starligue, Thursday evening. A clear advantage, at the edge of the last ten minutes of the first period (13-8, 20th) with a William Accambray rather in legs, or a Romain Lagarde who found his Nantes rhythm. And then suddenly, everything was more tense, tight, disputed.
Jean-Jacques Acquevillo began to find intervals, and let go of his impressive right arm. At the break, UNAM had passed in front (15-14). In the second half, the duel was an exciting one for you, Nîmes several minutes in the lead, before Aix resumed the score (22-19, 46th), against the Gardois momentarily sluggish in attack.
Sufficient until the end to win, even with a short header (28-27). Romain Lagarde, the former H player, will have made the difference in this meeting. But the very last seconds of the game will leave a lot of regrets in Nîmes. After a last shot on the post from Kristjan Kristjansson for PAUC, Jean-Jacques Acquevillo fell while shooting, hooked by the Icelandic. But the referee decided not to whistle for foul.
In the other two matches of the evening, the duel of the poorly classified between Saran Loiret (15th) and Istres (12th) turned to the advantage of the first (29-27). Finally, Nancy (14th) hosted Cesson-Rennes, 7th in the standings. 27-25 for the people of Nancy, enough to breathe a bit, at heights other than Paris, Aix or Nîmes.