Facing Chamalières, home of Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the BPFC did not say « goodbye » to their series of invincibility. It now stretches to 20 games without defeat, after this victory (1-0) against the 13th in the standings, this Friday evening at the Campréal stadium, in Bergerac. No drop in speed therefore, for the Bergeracois, five days after beating Saint-Étienne in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France and five days before facing FC Versailles, in the quarter-finals.
This Friday evening, Erwan Lannuzel’s men did not really shake. Never endangered by a fairly weak adversary, they had the merit of not not wait too long to score, in the 32nd minute. On the other hand, they may not have expected it to be Lucas Dumai scoring. But the Bergerac midfielder perfectly lobbed from 25 meters Trey Vilamin, the goalkeeper of Chamalières, who had missed his recovery.
It’s not every day you see a goal from Lucas Dumai
The number 4 Bergeracois therefore offered himself a beautiful gift, the day after his 24th birthday. « I see the goalkeeper advancing, I didn’t ask myself any questions », says the striker, who had the right to some mockery from his teammates. « We put him in the locker room. It’s not every day that you see goals from Lucas Dumai, besides the left foot, » smiled striker Romain Escarpit. « But I’m happy for him. It hasn’t been easy every day, but he’s been rewarded for the effort he puts in in training and in matches. »
A few minutes earlier, Périgord captain Damien Fachan could have opened the scoring, but his header had hit the bar (25th). The Bergeracois could have taken shelter earlier if Romain Escarpit (46th) or Adrian Sahibeddine (68th) had not missed great opportunities. « I regret our lack of accuracy in the 30 denier meters, » regrets coach Erwan Lannuzel. « We could have found ourselves in a more comfortable situation. We could have avoided a state of stress in the last 20 minutes. But the objective has been achieved ».
M’Laab will miss Versailles
But they regain victory after two draws in the league and take six points ahead of Angoulême, at the top of the N2 championship. In short, everything is almost perfect before the quarter-final of the Coupe de France, especially since defender Freddy Colombo, who had the Covid, was back on the bench and midfielder Paul Maisonneuve, injured, is again available. The only cloud in the Périgord sky, Hicham M’Laab, injured in training this week, will not be there against Versailles.