Two months after the initial date of this meeting which had been interrupted due to an ice problem, Angloys and Niçois met again this Wednesday evening at the Barre. As a reminder, the two teams were obliged to use the same two squads that were planned for this match…
Two months after the initial date of this meeting which had been interrupted due to an ice problem, Angloys and Niçois met again this Wednesday evening at the Barre. As a reminder, the two teams were obliged to use the same two squads that were planned for this late match of the 17th day. Anglet was therefore deprived at the kick-off of Anton Vasilev and CJ Garcia. Which did not help the affairs of a Hormadi who saw a team from Nice (8th) arriving in the Basque country to widen the gap in the standings.
Like Monday evening, Anglet presents itself in a sparse Barre ice rink, a lack felt by the players and the staff. Opposite them, Nice who were defeated the day before in Bordeaux (5-2). Monday’s lesson seems to have been learned, since Anglet starts strong and opens the scoring after two short minutes, with numerical superiority thanks to his defender Kevin Massy (1-0, 2nd). The Canadian shoots the Nice doorman with a wrist shot to the left of the circle which ends under the bar.
But Nice reacts immediately and gives Hormadi a cold sweat. Ondrej Kopta believes equalize but the goal is logically disallowed for interference on Florian Hardy. The Basques are unleashed and multiply the big chances. First Jules Gallet then Peter Hrehorcak came up against Patrik Romancik, but the latter ended up giving in a second time. From the left wing, the valiant Florent Neyens fired a shot repelled by Romancik, but well followed by Victor Ranger who rebounded to take back this puck and allowed his team to break (2-0, 6th) after twenty minutes.
The Eagles recover at the start of the second third and manage to reduce the score in numerical superiority thanks to their best scorer, the Czech Ondrej Kopta (2-1, 27th). Unlike Monday, the Hormadi does not release the pressure and ends up being rewarded. After a good pass from Michal Gutwald in the neutral zone for Peter Hrehorcak, the Franco-Slovak perfectly finds his friend Alexei Polodyan, alone in the slot, who deceives the Azurean goalkeeper with a low shot from the ice (3-1, 28th).
New goal disallowed
Once again Nice believes to reduce the score, but the goal is disallowed for offside. The Eagles collide with the Angloye defense, and obtain a penalty following a collision on Kopta who was going on a breakaway. The Czech rushes, and falls on a solid Hardy, who stops this shot on goal and leaves Anglet in front at the second break.
The third act is apathetic. Thomas Decock tries to drop the gloves against Kopta, who seems not to ask as much, which has the gift of waking up an enthusiastic Barre rink. Frustrated, the people of Nice received penalties and the intensity went up a notch. Anglet, all in control, manages the highlights of the Riviera, in particular a double numerical inferiority at the end of the clock. In an end to the match rich in emotions, the Hormadi won brilliantly by keeping this score, went back to 9th place and revived before a trip to Gap, this Friday evening.