This Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, the semi-finals of the Aveyron football cup will be played for both men and women. The last round before taking part in the big football festival Aveyron, this season moved to Millau because of the works in Paul-Lignon.
today (7 p.m., Onet): Druelle II – Réquista
tomorrow (4pm, Villefranche): Bas Rouergue – Olemps
Four division elite formations are still in the running for the coveted trophy by all amateur players in the division. Two years that no winner could be crowned for lack of a health crisis. And despite a final in the south of the Aveyron, in Millau, the enthusiasm has not lost any of its brilliance. De Réquista, Druelle II, Bas Rouergue and Olemps, who will be the two finalists to succeed Naucelle, the last winner?
Paolo Teixeira’s Réquistanais open the ball, tonight at 7 p.m. at the La Roque stadium of honor in Onet, by challenging François Lacombe’s Druellois reservists. A poster that opposes the dolphin from the classification to the eighth. The Ségalis will necessarily continue as veteran favorites at this stage of the competition after breaking all their teeth there in 2019 and 2017. The only downside is that the striker Julia and his teammates fell every time. “Our goal today is the championship. The cut is the icing on the cake. It will be 50/50, Druelle will have a great team. We are moving forward with suspicion, the group must be complete,” analyzes player-coach Teixeira.
The Druellois will evolve almost at home given the few kilometers separating them from La Roque and their qualifying only due to a quasi-miracle resulting from a clerical error by Rignac during the previous lap. “We approach this match with eagerness and with hopes of taking the final step to reach the Aveyron football event. Especially because there have been no finals in the past two seasons. I’m not from the Aveyron and have played semi-finals and finals in the Lot, but that enthusiasm is not there. Our only downside is that the girls play maintenance outside and that we don’t have about thirty extra people. 200 Druellois must be present. We must seize the opportunity,” admitted co-chair Jérôme Rougier impatiently. Who will be the first finalist between two regulars of the event?
Tomorrow, like Réquista, the Fouilladais (5th) will defend their favored status against an Olemps (11th) who already seemed doomed to relegation to D2 at the end of the season. But a burst of pride, especially from the section race, saw a recovery for Olympic coach Simon Petiaut and his players who have seen only one defeat in the final six days of D1. “We approach it like all competitions, especially because we are in the same league. The group is complete, the players are good. The fun is there, the weather is nice, the pass is no longer necessary. Everything goes for the best, there are a multitude of small things that ensure that…”, says Petiaut enthusiastically.
His counterpart Rémi Paulhe wants to be careful and turn the tables. “Olemps is in the same position as we were when we got Millau in the previous round. I don’t think there is a favorite in the cup matches, especially from the quarter finals. The players are eager to redeem themselves after the disappointment against Villefranche in the competition. It’s up to us to react to go to the final,” announces the future ex-coach of Bas Rouergue, who has to leave the pennant team at the end of the season. After Millau, his players can offer him Millau. The bets are open.
today (8 pm, Rieupeyroux): Bas Rouergue – Comtal
tomorrow (3 pm, Saint-Cyprien): Montbazens – Bozouls
The top three of the D1 standings and the D3 bogeyman compete for each other in Millau as a curtain for the men’s final. It will be necessary to move to Rieupeyroux tonight at 8pm to attend an unbalanced duel on paper, but between two teams that are still unbeaten and will surely reach the top floor at the end of the season. Will the charm of the cut work? The daughters of Comtal and its chairman Marc Guitard would see themselves achieve the double before leaving the department for the region. With only one draw and only wins, they will challenge their D3 counterparts, who are also insatiable at their level. With no less than 125 goals scored by both teams in their competition, the match promises to be spectacular. While tomorrow, at 3 pm, Montbazens (3rd) and Bozouls (2nd) will try to get the last ticket on the lawn of Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou, to thwart Comtal’s plans.