Grenoble wins in the last minutes in Aurillac in a late match of Pro D2
Aurillac and Grenoble met in Cantal to play a late match for the 18th day…
Aurillac and Grenoble met in Cantal to play a late match for the 18th day of Pro D2. On January 27, the meeting was canceled due to the frost which made the ground impassable. On a waterlogged lawn this Thursday, the Grenoble team won 20-16 thanks to a try three minutes from the siren.
The first half came down to a duel of scorers to the advantage of Antoine Aucagne, in a balanced encounter where the locals led 6-3 at the break. South African winger AJ Coertzen made the public at the Jean-Alric stadium get up after returning from the locker room by flattening in a corner after receiving a superb game at the tense foot from Aucagne, again him. The opening half converted his teammate’s seventh achievement this season before going out in 65th after a great game.
First try for Dridi and victory after a double
But Erwan Dridi reduced the mark by scoring his first try in the Grenoble jersey in the 52nd minute. A penalty from Corentin Glénat brought the Isérois within reach ten minutes from the siren (16-13) then Dridi offered himself a double in the 77th to give victory to Grenoble.
With this victory, Grenoble becomes the new dolphin of Oyonnax since the Isérois were only pointing at a length of Mont-de-Marsan before the kick-off. The Grenoblois are on a series of nine games without defeat. The Aurillac club had the opportunity to return to the gates of the Top 6 but missed their chance.