Nantes beaten at home by Kielce
Guaranteed to finish at least fourth in Pool B, HBC Nantes was beaten by Kielce…
Guaranteed to finish at least fourth in Pool B, HBC Nantes was beaten by Kielce this Thursday at the H Arena (33-30). The Violets still retain their third place ahead of Kiel and will have to win in Szeged next Wednesday to secure it on the last day.
Szymon Sicko knocks out the H in the final quarter
The start of the match was complicated for Grégory Cojean’s players who saw Kielce fly away after a quarter of an hour of play (11-6). Better before returning to the locker room, the H returned to three goals in particular thanks to two achievements by the French international Thibaud Briet.
If the Nantes people equalized at the start of the second period (18-18), they thought they would reverse the match by taking the advantage 15 minutes from the end (25-24). It was without counting on the big end of the match of the Pole Szymon Sicko, author of six goals this Thursday, including five in the last quarter of an hour, who notably benefited from the loss of French balls. The march was too high against a European leader, yet weakened by the departure of its main sponsor. Third in Group B, Nantes will try to keep this place in Szeged on the last day next Wednesday.