PAR Steve Pierre|13 dec., 2016|CLUB
After a much improved month in November,the The final month of 2016 gave us the opportunity to hit back at the critics while continuing to move up on the league table. It really was a pivotal period for the club and one which could possibly change the outcome of the season.
As December was a short month with only two matches there is not much to report. The first match against SAS Épinal was a gift of three points as they were no match for our club. SAS Épinal is currently dead last with only seven points. Striker Demba Camara continued his hot streak into the month with two goals in this game leading to a 3-1 victory.
The final match of the year saw the second meeting between PFC and Avranches. This time it was a home match for us looking for revenge after a 1-0 loss back in August. With goals for Camara and Anthony Ribelin we would win 2-1 and finish the year off with a seven game unbeaten streak.
In Coupe de France play Gauthier's men have possibly been gifted an early present in the draw. They will be facing Dijon FCO of Ligue 1. Despite being a Ligue 1 club the Kings of Burgundy are currently in 14th and struggling. The match is set for a 3 January meeting at Stade Charléty.
With the season at its half way point Le PFC are sitting in sixth place with 30 points. The table is extremely tight this year as there is a ten point gap between eleventh and first place. PFC is two points behind sitting in the promotion zone.
"We ended 2016 on a high note and with this winter break we need to rest as well as get ready for the upcoming second half of the season. If you ask how we are doing better I made some tactical adjustments and players like Demba (Camara) are finally settled in. It took long enough,haha. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year."
PLAYER OF THE MONTH:
Not to sound like a broken record but Demba Camara has won his third straight Player of the Month award. Without his current hot streak we might not be where we are now. During December he scored three goals and had an average match rating of 7.58. Congrats once again Demba!!
WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN JANUARY:
2017 begins with the Coupe de France match up against Dijon. In league play we will be facing; Concarnoise, Quevilly Rouen,GS Consolat and Pau. January will also be the start of the transfer window. It is not known if there will be any player movement but if there is we will report it as soon as we know.
joyeux Noel et bonne année