Instigator of a mythical project with its march of the century, rewarded with the Grand Prix So Foot, FC Villy-le-Peloux logically showed itself short physically to overthrow FC Aravis. Heroic and playful, the Squirrels finally cracked in the second half against ruthless Beavers (3-8).
By Valentin Lutz, in Villy-Le-Pelloux
Sunday 10 OctoberModified Sunday 10 October at 17:34
FC Villy-Le-Pelloux 3-8 FC Aravis
Buts: Dario Bellino (15e, 45e), Jérémy Roturier (26e) for squirrels; Charly Verney (5e), Boris Genand (16e, 46e, 88e, 89e), Alexis Vulliet (60e), Eric Betemps (86e, 90e) for beavers
At the time of the kickoff of this gala match, the two teams clearly did not arrive in the same conditions: on the one hand, FC Aravis, determined to win a meeting that remained above all a championship match, and not just any, since it was the fifth division of Haute-Savoie. On the other, FC Villy-Le-Pelloux, no doubt just as motivated but well underway by the famous march of the century. Because yes, the Haut-Savoyards have indeed cordoned off 35 terminals on foot, or even 40 according to the walkers, to return to their enclosure. At kick-off, the Squirrels lined up in fact three marchers, all in defense. Obviously, it felt at the end of the meeting.
In an atmosphere of the big matches, punctuated by a series of fireworks, it was the visitors who lit the first cartridges. From the fifth minute, Charly of FC Aravis opened the scoring and took Benjamin Foucher, aka Julien Faubert (0-1, 5e). Enough to allow the supporters of the Greens to take out the pyrotechnic devices and scare the troops away from the cows that came to watch the matches from the front row. Yet rather dominated, FC Villy-le-Pelloux reacted ten minutes later, when Dario, the Sicilian from Haute-Savoie went to equalize with a header after a superb cross from Damien at the far post (1-1, 15e).
Just after the throw-in, Boris Genand of FC Aravis turned the match into madness by giving back the advantage to his team, with a wonderful cachou in the skylight (1-2, 16e). But FC Villy-Le-Pelloux works by reaction: on a corner from right to left, the leather fell on the head of the immense Dario, who handed over to Jérémie, scorer with a plunging head (2-2, 26e). After a period of calm, FC Villy-le-Pelloux decided to move up a gear, despite his heavy legs: Dario, again him, always him, tumbled down on the right side and cheated the wearing of a beautiful cross strike (3-2, 45e). Enough to put the locals in the lead at half-time.
The weight of too heavy legs
Upon returning from the locker room, the pace at the Champions League level was maintained.As soon as the resumption, Boris Genand put the two teams equal and also signed his double (3-3, 46e). Subsequently, the beavers of Aravis pushed, well helped by the suddenly become heavy legs of the squirrels of Villy :: after a succession of big chances, the Greens ended up finding the light, thanks to a header from a corner of Alexis, author of an ecstatic celebration (3-4, 60e). Well blunt, the squirrels suffered and the beavers pushed, without succeeding in finding the fault, in spite of large situations diverted by Julien Faubert. Heroic, the Villy-Le-Pelloux players tried to react, without success, and even conceded new goals, scored by Eric Betemps, who had just entered the game (3-5, 86e). Boris Genand then offered himself a hat-trick (3-6, 88e), then a quadruplet, after a sublime free kick rolled up in a skylight (3-7, 90e). Eric Betemps even completed the score at the very end of the match (3-8, 90e). Too bad, the stake was elsewhere for FC Villy-Le-Pelloux, which, if it did not win the match, clearly showed itself to live up to its already legendary march of the century.
FC Villy-Le-Pelloux: Benjamin Foucher, Fabien Polo, Louis Dompmartin, Maxime Bourgoin, William Terrier, Antonio Gomes, Dario Bellino, Mathieu Favret, Vincent Barbato, Jérémy Roturier, Mateo Merad, François Janin, Thomas Pochat, Florent Nou, Valentin Durand.
FC Aravis: Albéric Pean, Damien Perrillat, Martin Goy, Clement Missillier, Valentin Bon, Boris Genand, Charly Verney, Joris Viola, Paul Collomb, Alexis Vulliet, Eric Betemps, Iselin Tochon, Joffrey Maistre, Dylan Chambon, Cedric Pronnier.
By Valentin Lutz, in Villy-Le-Pelloux