Saint-Julien-Chapteuil wins the Haute-Loire Women’s Cup at the end of the suspense against Puy Foot

Sunday May 19, Saint-Julien-Chapteuil (R2) and Le Puy Foot (D1) were unable to decide between themselves in the final, at the end of regulation time. The Capitoliennes ended up triumphing after an interminable penalty shootout (0-0, 5 tab 4), to offer themselves a new Women’s Haute-Loire Cup, on the lawn of Bas-en-Basset.

The final of the Women’s Coupe de Haute-Loire offered a very classic confrontation between Le Puy Foot and Saint-Julien-Chapteuil, two great regulars at this stage of the competition. Fourth in Regional 2, the Capitoliennes were slightly favorites against the Ponotes, District champions. Olympic managed to hold its place, but the coronation took a very long time to take shape, since it was necessary to go through the penalty shootout.The duels were fought. Photo Lucas Jacquet

The residents of R2 had however tried to force the decision, long before. But they came up against a solid Ponote goalkeeper, like Noélie Defay who lost her duel against the goal, shortly before the break. If Saint-Julien generally dominated, in terms of possession and occupation, its players also showed clumsiness. Elisa Katuszynski’s off-target shot from six meters in the 63rd minute, with the goal wide open, was the perfect illustration of this.Saint-Julien had the opportunities to score in regulation time. Photo Lucas Jacquet

Le Puy held on before falling on penalties

But Le Puy had the merit of resisting well, despite not being able to control it better. The Ponotes could even have created a surprise, with a little more efficiency, on their rare clear chances. Following a good sequence, Laurie Romanelli narrowly missed the target, in added time of the first act. While his partner, Luna Terras, had his goal logically refused for offside, in the 58th minute.d604f3b1a9.jpgThe Ponotes (in blue) held up well. Photo Lucas Jacquet

At the end of the 90 minutes, while the rain increased in intensity, we had to go through the penalty shootout. An exercise that lasted longer than expected, since many attempts had to be repeated. The referees considered that the attitudes of the goalkeepers were illegal. Finally, the Capitoliennes ended up triumphing (0-0, 5 tab 4), after the third save from Mathilde Bonneau.f230736fe6.jpgThe explosion of joy at the decisive stop for Saint-Julien. Photo Lucas Jacquet

The red and black people then let their joy explode. Coach Sébastien Ribeyron was carried in triumph. For his last, he was widely celebrated and almost stole the show from the trophy.cf50cb14b2.jpgThe trophy was presented by District President Raymond Fournel. Photo Lucas Jacquet

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