This Saturday, at 6 p.m., Auch Football receives Tarbes (Regional 1). A poster with an air of revenge for the Gersois, eliminated by this same team in the Coupe d’Occitanie 15 days ago.
It’s time for revenge for Auch Football against Tarbes. This is at least the teasing of the club’s advertising posters. A double revenge in fact, compared to the last reception of Bigourdans, synonymous with the elimination of Auch Football by Tarbes in the 32nd finals of the Coupe d’Occitanie (1-2); but also revenge for the last outing in the league against Colomiers II and a heavy defeat 5 goals to 1. Little or no return of senior players – only Flo Pujos could return to the eleven – but a good dose of motivation to resell. Arnaud Dessum’s players therefore arrive motivated against their Pyrenean neighbors.
Beyond the redemption that is in everyone’s mind, the Auscitains have not forgotten the way of their elimination in the Coupe d’Occitanie. Two goals conceded during the first act, then a great Gers storm which will only be summed up by a single goal… and there were 40 minutes left. A big frustration therefore with a desire to redeem themselves for the Cubs.
Two weeks ago, Auch had regained its speed in the corridors but also in its execution. Virtues which nevertheless disappeared against the reserve of Colomiers where the Gersois displayed absent on the second balls but also in the impact in the middle and the game in the corridors.
“The desire to break this bad cycle of three defeats”
One thing is certain, the experience is gathering little by little and the Cubs know exactly what they have to do to beat Tarbes. “We have a feeling of revenge compared to the last two weeks, but also the desire to break this bad cycle of three consecutive defeats, explains Arnaud Dessum, coach of Auch Football. We want to rediscover the joys of a victory, especially since the truce is approaching and we are going to play the penultimate match and we want to take the maximum number of points. “Tarbes takes a lot of risks on ball outings and we created a lot of chances as a result. It’s up to us to scratch the balloons high enough for them, ”says the coach.
Effective level, Auch Football will have to do without Louis Gayraud (who could return in January), Bertrand Auvinet (last game of suspension), but also Stéphane Dugois and Quentin Baccarino (injured). Big uncertainty also concerning the participation of Yassine Ouhammou (sprained ankle).