By Angu Lesley
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Indomitable of Lions Cameroon and Saint Etienne’s center-half Harold Moukoudi was on target in his Club’s 1-2 defeat away at FC Lorient on Sunday.
Harold started for visiting Greens alongside compatriot midfielder Yvan Neyou against an FC Lorient side whose trainer opted not Slide clips to delete to include their Cameroon contingent led by Franklin Wadja.
Moukoudi opened scores in the fixture barely 14 minutes into the encounter off an assist from Alexander Nourdin.
That goal gave Claude Puel’s the confidence to settle into the game and defend properly to enjoy the rest of the afternoon.
Though both sides came close to scoring, there wasn’t a goal again till the break.
At half-time it was one for visitors Saint Etienne and zero for the host FC Lorient.
FC Lorient returned for the second segment as the better side, dominating possession but lacking cutting-edge to take their numerous chances earlier on.
It took 20 minutes of the second segment for the host to finally equalize through French forward Armand Laurienté who came off the bench barely four minutes before his goal.
Armand Laurienté won it for Lorient with an 86th minutes strike which crowned a disappointing night for Saint Etienne.
Moukoudi and Neyou lasted the duration of the encounter as it finished 2-1 for FC Lorient who did not need the services of Franklin Wadja going by the decision to leave him on the bench for the entire game.
Moukoudi’s goal in the matchday 27 fixture is his second in 19 games i in the league this season and he has an assist to his name.
Saint Etienne are currently ranked 15th in the 20-clubs championship with 30 points accumulated from 27 games while Lorient has just 26, reason they are 17th.
Saint Etienne host Lens of Ignatius Ganago (winners by 2-1 in the weekend) next while Lorient while continue their survival chase away at Montpelier.
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