Brest 0-1 Ajaccio: Visitors edge to a narrow away win

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AC Ajaccio enjoyed an away victory against Brest at the Stade Francis-Le Blé on Sunday. Both Brest and Ajaccio arrived at the match with previous defeats in the league. Brest were looking to get back to winning ways after losing their last match 1-0 to Paris Saint-Germain, while Ajaccio lost 1-0 in their against Nice. Brest and Ajaccio sit 19th, (5 points) and 20th, (4 points), spots respectively, after 8 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Ajaccio continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Romain Hamouma gave them the lead, 65 minutes in, leaving the final score at 1-0.

Substitutions for Brest included Jean-Kevin Duverne, Irvin Cardona, Steve Mounie, Romain Del Castillo and Hugo Magnetti for Noah Fadiga, Mahdi Camara, Islam Slimani, Mathias Pereira Lage and Pierre Lees-Melou, respectively. Ajaccio replaced Ghjuvanni Quilichini, Clement Vidal, Riad Nouri, Mounaim El Idrissy and Thomas Mangani with Benjamin Leroy, Oumar Gonzalez, Cyrille Bayala, Yoann Touzghar and Romain Hamouma.

There were bookings for Jean-Kevin Duverne and Achraf Dari from Brest. For Ajaccio, Ismael Diallo and Romain Hamouma saw yellow.

Brest will next travel to Auxerre, while Ajaccio will face Clermont Foot at home.

Technical card:
Brest:Marco Bizot, Noah Fadiga (Jean-Kevin Duverne, min.33), Achraf Dari, Lilian Brassier, Brendan Chardonnet, Haris Belkebla, Mathias Pereira Lage (Romain Del Castillo, min.70), Mahdi Camara (Irvin Cardona, min.54), Pierre Lees-Melou (Hugo Magnetti, min.70), Islam Slimani (Steve Mounie, min.69) and Franck Honorat
AC Ajaccio:Benjamin Leroy (Ghjuvanni Quilichini, min.9), Mickael Alphonse, Cedric Avinel, Yanis Cimignani, Ismael Diallo, Cyrille Bayala (Riad Nouri, min.59), Mathieu Coutadeur, Vincent Marchetti, Oumar Gonzalez (Clement Vidal, min.54), Yoann Touzghar (Mounaim El Idrissy, min.59) and Romain Hamouma (Thomas Mangani, min.75)
Stadium:the Stade Francis-Le Blé
Goals:Romain Hamouma (0-1, min. 65)