They are nine on the starting line at the start of this weekend. Nine clubs from Cher are vying for a ticket to the fourth round of the Coupe de France, the place where FFF gear and jerseys are awarded, the club where two residents of National 2, Bourges Foot 18 and Vierzon will compete.
Chambray, which is N3 in Fussy
Among them, D2 clubs at the departmental level. He spoiled the Florentine team in the draw, inheriting a squad of the same level, from Indre, AC Parnac Val d’Ablox. The only downside: the match will take place in Barnack.
For the first time in its history, Grégoire Matifon’s Charenton de Cher, Rennes’ loyal cousin Baptiste Santamaria, plays a third role. It will host the OC Tours Olympic (D1 Indre-et-Loire). “Even if we want to play a big game, we are very happy to receive and really hope to create a surprise against an extreme team on R1 from Joué-lès-Tours, assures Jerome Pactat, coach of this club from Boischaut. Our very difficult ground can help us erase splitting gap.”
The results of the second round of the Coupe de France
A year after Verizon FC knocked out in the fifth round, Fussy/Saint-Martin/Vignux (R2) once again inherited a formation from National 3, FC Chambray. “Maybe we would have liked to have had that lottery a little later in the competition, but that’s a good poster,” said coach Guillaume Onaboy. We’re not pushing ourselves but we’re going to play hard, because we want to get the jerseys for the next round…”
In the next round, three Cher teams should legitimately consider it. Moulon (R1), Saint-Dolchard (R2) and Saint-Germain-des-Boy (R3) face divisional teams. On paper, it would be more balanced for Gazélec, against Diors, a team from the R3 group, and Trouy (R3) who will challenge R2 for the Portuguese from Joué-lès-Tours.
Tonight, Olympique de Mihon will launch this third round. Upgraded to D1, Mehunois broke off a bit too much with the Avoine/Chinon, a big engine in the N3 Championship. Their coach Pedro Teixeira says: “I feel like my players are scared and sick. For all of them, this is the first time they have faced N3, they are afraid of not being able to compete. I try to reassure them, to tell them that anything can happen in the cup match. It is an experience. Great for the group, I know it’s going to be 200%.”
French Cup third round.
This Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: Oh. Mehun (D1) – Oats / Chinon (N3).
Sunday, 3 p.m.: Ent. GC Touvent Châteauroux (D2) – Bourges Moulon (R1); Burg Gaslike (R3) – FC Diors (R3); Played Portuguese (R2) – Trouy (R3); Parnac Val d’Abloux (D2) – Saint-Florent-sur-Cher (D2); Fussy / Saint-Martin / Vignoux (R2) – Chambray (N3); Saint-Germain-des-Boy (R3) – Argenton Le Picciro (D1); C.S. Buzançais (D1) – Saint-Doulchard (R2); US Charenton-du-Cher (D2) – OC Tours (D1).
French Women’s Cup first round.
AS Portuguese Bourges (R2) – FA Saint-Symphorien Tours (dep.); Verizon (R2) – FC Luant (R2).
Gambardella Cup first round.
La Riche Tours – AS Saint-Amand; FC Saint-Dolchard – Amboise.
Cup place second round.
Sher Solonia football club (M3) – Bourg of Portugal (M2); JS La Montagne St-Georges-sur-la-Prée (D1) – St-Gaulthier Thenay (D2); USA Lury/Méreau (D2) – Yzeure Preuilly (R3); AS Chapelleloise (D1) – AS Orval (D1); ECL Saint-Christophe (D3) – C.S. Vignoux (D1); US Dun (D3) – US Nançay / Neuvy / Vouzeron (D2); pays Montresorois (D3) – AS Saint-Amand (R2); The Solognote Souesmes (D2) – O. Portuguese de Mehun (R3); Romorantin B (R3) – Vierzon FC B (R2); US Aigurande (D2) – Vierzon Chaillot (D1).