Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and a.s.s.t Arena
saw a crowd turnout of 12000. Leonardo Robledo
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Rastislav Mäkký
and Hugo Fontelas
a.s.s.t started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Combeau - Lebrun, Leys, Bagard, Carbonne - Désert, Renard, Blot, Julien - Even, Geay.
Peyrollais decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
They fielded: Delebarre - Pain, Brun, Macia, Huguenin - Gendre, Lelièvre, Desnoyers, Bonnet - Cotin, Lhermet.
After a fine move down the middle S. Julien
nearly gave the home side a goal after 3 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide.
11 minutes into the match and the home team took a 1 - 0 lead after breaking through on the left. The scorer for a.s.s.t was D. Carbonne
20 minutes in, Peyrollais's C. Pain
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of a.s.s.t to 2 - 0 as D. Carbonne
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
By now, the players in a.s.s.t felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
a.s.s.t's N. Renard
saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates after 37 minutes.
2 - 0 was the halftime score.
a.s.s.t claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 64 percent.
a.s.s.t increased the lead as N. Renard
struck to make the score 3 - 0 after an attack from the left left him unmarked in front of the keeper.
unleashed a swerving effort from the right that the visitors' keeper did well to tip wide.
A great save by keeper P. Delebarre
after 60 minutes kept the visitors in the game after S. Geay
struck from the left with a real cannonball.
a.s.s.t had to make a substitution after 63 minutes. S. Julien
limped off the field and was replaced by C. Bloyet
a.s.s.t's C. Lebrun
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 74 minutes.
nearly reduced the lead 75 minutes into the game, but a splendid one-handed save by S. Combeau
prevented the attempt coming in from the right flank from hitting the back of the net.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by a.s.s.t, with 67 percent of the ball.
performed admirably for a.s.s.t.
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Most important Peyrollais player was S. Bonnet
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 3 - 0.