From the final whistle, President Pierre Ferracci shows on his phone the other results of this 10th day of Ligue 2 to his coach René Girard. The Parisian leader has indeed achieved a superb operation with this 5th success in a row in Dunkirk (1-0). Paris FC, widens the gap still since it now has 7 points ahead of 2e Troyes and 8 over Caen and Niort. A mattress that thickens when we have reached the quarter of this championship. After a week in isolation after contracting the Covid, Fabien Mercadal, who had received the medical green light in the morning, was on the Dunkirk bench against his former club (2017-2018). But the coach who left a special place in the heart Parisian supporters and all his ex-Paris FC (Ibrahim Cissé, Redouane Kerrouche, Malik Tchokounté, Fantamady Diarra) were therefore unable to stop the irresistible advance of the leader.
What you must remember
As in their last away victory at Châteauroux (2-1), Paris FC managed to make the difference from the start before managing their advantage as a team sure of their strength. In a closed angle, Warren Caddy, served by Morgan Guilavogui, sends a missile under the bar (0-1, 7th). Already the 2nd goal in 3 games for the former striker from Sète (National). Vincent Demarconnay is then saved by his cross on a free kick from Dudoit (29th). But just before half-time, the leader went very close to break. The former Lensois goalkeeper, Jérémy Vachoux, who replaced Alex Maraval (positive for Covid), made a big save on the strike of Tunisian Ai Abdi (43rd). In the second period, Paris FC went more into management mode. But apart from a decisive counter from Ousmane Kanté against Malik Tchokounté (65th), Dunkirk hardly ever proved dangerous. Cyril Mandouki (77th) who fails against Vachoux and Warren Caddy who unscrews his pivot shot (79th) could even have scored a 2nd goal.
Man of the Match: Warren Caddy
The acclimatization was quick for Warren Caddy. Arrived on October 22 in Paris as a joker after a big start to the season with Sète (5 goals in 8 games), the striker scored his 2nd goal in three games. A magnificent and decisive goal. After making his debut at 17 in L2 at AC Ajaccio, Caddy who had passed through National 2 (Grasse, Colomiers, Sète) returned there by the front door.
The number: 7
The number of points ahead of Paris FC over its first pursuer. The duo of 3rd, Caen and Niort, is already at eight points. The Parisians have offered themselves almost a triple joker (of defeats).
“We didn’t think we were there at this time of year,” says René Girard, the Parisian coach. The results of our competitors who were hung up, apart from Caen, allow us to widen the gap. We are looked at differently, we have to assume this new status. But the group keeps its good state of mind. It was not the best second best period we have done, but we were strong and we didn’t give up. Caddy, that’s the good surprise. Two goals in two games, it didn’t take him long. “
Referee: M. Gaillouste. Goal: Caddy (7th)
Warnings. Paris FC: Abdi (44th); Dunkirk: Pierre (19th).
Expulsion. Paris FC: Abdi (90th + 2).
Dunkirk: Vachoux – Dudoit, Ba (cap.) (Gomis, 17th), Cissé, Thiam (Bosca, 83rd), Sy – Kerrouche, Pierre, Boudaud (Vialla, 83rd) – Diarra, Tchokounte (Romil, 70th). Entr. : Mercadal.
Paris FC: Demarconnay – Abdi, Bamba, Kanté, Hanin – Mandouki (cap.), Name, Pitroipa – Guilavogui (Nomenjanahary, 71st), Caddy (Martin, 86th), Lopez (Arab, 71st). Entr. : Girard
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