The Messines, reigning French champions, won in Saint-Amand (30-34) and continued their faultless lead in the French women’s handball championship. But those who finished undefeated in the regular season last year did not have the easy part against promoted northerners without complex.
After a hung start to the match (12-12), the Lorraines created a first gap just before the break (15-19). If they were never in danger in the second half, the Messines did not manage to widen the gap to take shelter, even leading by only two goals a few minutes from time (27- 29).
Brest with style
The Brestoises, runners-up of the Messin club after an epic finale last season, also continue their perfect start to the season by crushing Chambray (31-21). After an ideal start (5-0), the Breton women gradually increased their advantage to switch at half-time with an eight-goal lead (18-10). The second period will only be a formality to obtain an easy victory. Place now at the Champions League this weekend for the two best enemies of women’s handball.