The Bagnolais want to end a series of four consecutive defeats. They move this Saturday, March 25 at 8:45 p.m., in Bourgoin-Jallieu.
Handball Bagnols Gard Rhodanien travels to Bourgoin-Jallieu this Saturday March 25 at 8:45 p.m. for the 20th day of National 1. The reds and blacks need to stop the bleeding after four consecutive defeats. “We are lacking results. Suddenly we miss out, suddenly we have too much technical waste, suddenly we have to deal with an accumulation of injuries… It’s an infernal spiral. When we have a series of defeats like that, it’s complicated in the headexplains Dominique Clavié, the coach who has been with the club for ten years. The derby against Nîmes hurt us a lot. We completely missed it, it’s a bit like the turning point of this second part of the season.”
The Bagnolais stagnate at the 11e place in the ranking. They are now six points behind Toulouse, the first non-relegation player. “You have to be lucid, maintaining it will be complicated. If it continues to win in front, it will be difficult to catch up with them but as long as it is mathematically possible, we will hang on and play hard. The players didn’t give up.”
HBGR lost in the first leg
To maintain, the coach knows it, it will therefore be necessary to hope that the teams in front mark time and especially to chain the results. This requires a victory this Saturday, in Isère, which would allow the HBGR to return to 4 units of its opponent of the day. Bourgoin-Jallieu is not in great shape either and has just gone four games without a win. “It’s still a team that dominated us in the first leg and which has in its ranks the top scorer in the pool”warns the coach.
For this trip, the Bagnolais will have to do without Lukas Robert. The second guard suffers from a traumatic brain injury and is due for an MRI on Monday. Added to this are also the absences of Nicolas Marty and Maxime Raulin.