While Le Puy Foot looked to be in control, the game changed in the second half as Vellaves conceded a penalty and two red cards.
Ponots had some difficulties in the early moments of the match. The guests put their foot on the ball. Marillat remained alert on his line (7th). Le Puy let the storm pass and finally managed to put a strain on the meeting after twenty difficult minutes. Enough to frustrate Caladoise as he was often fouled and warned several times by the referee. Despite everything, Grégoire Amiota’s teammates failed to be dangerous, except for the set piece. The solution was finally brought by Teddy Bouriaud. The tireless midfielder won the ball and brilliantly played Ibrahim Sangaré. After contact with the opponent’s goalkeeper, the referee awarded a penalty. An opportunity for forward Vellave to make amends (38th, 1-0) by opening a leg. The perfect scenario before going to the dressing room.
Marillat is losing his temper
While the Ponots showed maturity and mastery in the first 45 minutes, the encounter took a completely different turn. Bouriaud had to give up his place due to injury (50th). New recruit Sami Belkorchia hooked opponents in that area. And Villefranche got a penalty in return, which angered Yan Marillat. He received the first yellow card for stepping on a penalty. Then a second on his line as he touched the crossbar before the whistle. Stupor. The goalkeeper was therefore sent off. He left the pitch dazed and cursing at the referee. As soon as he entered the game, Millieras had to bow to Rémi Sergio (64th, 1-1).
At 10 against 11, Villefranche pressed and Le Puy suffered. Tom Duponchelle came very close to scoring an own goal fifteen minutes before the goal. As a result, Jonathan Millieras was decisive on his line to preserve the draw. The evening turned into a nightmare when captain Amiot was sent off for a second booking in the 82nd minute. Down by two, Millieras had to work again on the free-kick that followed Caladoise’s fine header.
Together, Sky and White eventually managed to keep the score 1-1 and get a point. The lesser evil in nine against eleven.