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10 years later… ?

The OGS has had a more than perfect season so far: 21 games, 21 wins! A new success against Ardres, the runner-up, this Saturday, in Debussy, will confirm an accession which is no longer in doubt.

To be unbeaten as April dawns tells you something about the performance. The nature of the domination, also, on the adversity. On 10 September, Grande-Synthe took to the starting line as favourites. They did not disappoint.

The Nordic ensemble marched on the N3.

"We knew we had a strong squad. We had strengthened it last summer with the shortcomings we had noted. Afterwards, we must admit that we had a good run without any traps or hitches. We often miss out on a climb in tricky away games. We suffered in Bezons (80-83), in Sartrouville and against Coeur de Flandre (77-81). But each time, we managed to get through. These are signals sent to the team", explains Mathieu Szymkowiak, the coach. Against Montivilliers, Rudy Jomby, the former pro, had a big game (21 points). The two easiest baskets he had, he missed in a tight game (74-70). Everything turned out positively for us."

Grande-Synthe has the opportunity to finish the job this Saturday at home. It couldn't have come at a better time : the runner-up Ardres is expected in Debussy.

"We have five games left. We have to get a win to go up. That's the bottom line. We have the will to go and get it straight away. Against Ardres, second, it would be symbolic." The temperature should rise a few degrees in the northern arena. "Against Bruay (4 February), there was an incredible atmosphere, which I had never seen in the last two years. The managers have mobilised again. Ardres is also coming with supporters. It should be a great match, and we hope that it will turn out in our favour.

As usual, in fact.


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