In a festive atmosphere for their return to the elite of French women’s football, the Vertes stood up to the Bordelaises this Saturday afternoon (1-1).

From the kick-off, pushed by the songs of the many Saint-Etienne supporters who responded, the Greens looked anything but the air of Petit Poucet. Pugnacious and present in the duels, the players of Jérôme Bonnet however missed narrowly in the last gesture. Just before half-time, Gilles broke the good dynamic of the Ligériennes with a header from a corner. The Greens return to the locker room with one goal behind, but their conquering state of mind is intact (ASSE 0-1 Bordeaux, 45th 1). After the break, the Stéphanoises start the second period with the intensity that characterizes them. More offensive, they project forward. Endangered by the Bordeaux attacks, the last bulwark of the Forez team named Emily Burns shows all its strength and reassures its team. After a save by the former Verte Chavas on a strike from Adeline Coquard, it was Laura Condon who reduced the score with a magnificent goal with a clear and spontaneous strike (ASSE 1-1 Bordeaux, 78th).

Proud of the state of mind of his players, Jérôme Bonnet is satisfied with this draw. “We knew that Bordeaux was a very big team, with good individuals, but we did what was necessary, welcomes the coach of the Vertes. We had a great goalkeeper and players who wet the jersey. C ‘is a good point taken, but you have to stay measured. This is only a first match, there are still other points to go. “The Greens, plunged into the deep end, will face the Olympique Lyonnais in the Derby, next Sunday in Lyon (1 p.m.). D1 Arkema – Day 1 SSE 1-1 Bordeaux Half-time: 0-1Goals: Gilles (45th) for Bordeaux; Condon (78th) for ASSEASSE: Burns – Bornes, Multari, Blanchard (c), Bonet – Condon, Uffren, Debbache (then Coquard, 69th) – Gago, Jesus (then Petit, 69th), Okoronkwo (then Chaumette, 64th) ). Coach: Jérôme Bonnet