Football: Eu FC still making a performance in the Normandy Cup

De Eudois had many chances against Romilly-Pont-Saint-Pierre. (©The informant)

the Eudois again all predictions thwarted on Sunday 1 May 2022 soccer normandy cup : For the 6th round of the competition, theEu FC receives Romilly-Pont-Saint-Pierrewhich comes out in national 3, four divisions above the locals.

The young Eu FC team believed in their chances, persevered and won 4-3 after the penalty shootout thanks to a fine save by goalkeeper Thomas Maclart.

Before the game, the president Claude Saulnier was already satisfied with the progress of his pennant team: “Getting the 5th round in the Coupe de France, the 6th in the Normandy Cup, that hadn’t happened to us for a long time. The public makes no mistake about finding the stands, there are now about 300. The challenge of recruiting the coach Bertrand Boutry pay: in 3 years we will go up for the second time, in region 3 (the club is 9 points ahead of the number two with a late game)”.

The Eudois caused a surprise from the start by imposing their play. Thanks to the players’ effort, they put pressure on the favorites throughout the first half, opening the score in the 24th minute on a shot from the home striker Enzo Debure† At the restart, Romilly’s side restored the balance of the game and Eudois appeared to make time after the captain of Romilly equalized on a free kick in the 65th minute.

But the Eudois manage to mobilize again, to regain psychological supremacy at the end of the game, without however succeeding in scoring a second goal. Then place in the penalty shootout, where the visitors’ experience gives them an a priori advantage. But there too, the Eudois surprised by cashing in goal after goal and in the end it was goalkeeper Thomas Maclart who offered his team the victory by blocking Romilly’s last shot.

The audience and the players burst with joy, the adventure continues. Coach Bertrand Boutry is happy for his young players, in a group where the average age of the players is 20 years: “Until May 22 we will play twice a week, the Normandy Cup is bonus. Our team consists only of young people who have been trained at the club, our policy pays off. We have worked a lot on training technique and tactics. I imposed the development of a calm, accurate game, with less air play that is more random, even if they still have a lot of ball catch today thanks to their head game”.

The players burst into joy after the encounter.
The players burst into joy after the encounter. (©The informant)
The young U7 - U8 welcomed the players as they left the dressing room.
The young U7 – U8 welcomed the players as they left the dressing room. (©The informant)
Bertrand Boutry managed to mobilize his players for the penalty shootout.
Bertrand Boutry (in the center) managed to mobilize his players for the penalty shootout. (©The informant)
There were many spectators at the Gérard Carpentier stadium in the city of Eu.
There were many spectators at the Gérard Carpentier stadium in the city of Eu. (©The informant)

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The coach also knows where he has to work to move the team forward: “They are still a little bit physically tight in complete games where the dedication is total like today, I hope to bring back some of the former players for their experience and the channeling the enthusiasm of our young people who really have great potential. We can also count on the arrival of other young people. Our policy of giving the U18s involved and attending the training a chance pays off.”

Place now in the 8th final of the cup. De Eudois will move to Canteleu who plays in Department 4. A club also in full revival since it was taken over by former FC Rouen player and captain on the ground Adama Sidibé. A meeting where the Eudois need to stay focused, Canteleu has also beaten higher teams to qualify. The match is scheduled for May 11, but may be postponed to a later date as Eu FC will also play in the competition.

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