By Angu Lesley
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Troyes FC could not break down Caen until Tristan Dingome finally scored in the 32nd minute in Match-day 33 of the French Ligue 2 championship on Friday night at the Stade de L’Aube.
The host were made to work by visiting Caen of Cameroon-eligible Aaron Beka the league leaders looked to return to winning ways after the disappointing draw last weekend.
The champions-in-waiting needed three points to stay keep their distance at the top of the table but was mostly blunted by a disciplined defensive display from the well-organized visitors.
Laurent Batlles set his side up in a 3-4-1-1 variation reminiscent of the formation that worked wonders for the team in their last win against Guingamp. Despite enjoying close to 60% of the possession, with six of 13 shots on target against one on ten for the visitors, goals were hard to come by.
The team’s expected adherence to the same philosophy that helped them beat Guingamp was expected to produce more but near misses characterizes their first half efforts.
Caen’s game plan was working well until the 6
32nd minutes when Tristan Dingome put the host ahead.
The game stayed on one-nil score till full-time,helping the Club back to winning ways.
The match winner, Dingome was lasted the duration of the encounter just like compatriot Aaron Beka of Caen.
30-year old Cameroon international awaiting debut did the job for the host.
There needs to be more cutting edge to go with the possession, but there were few signs of the more cautious approach all be it against such an obstinate opposition.
Young head to Niort next week in a match-day 34 fixture.
Dingome has featured in 23 French Ligue 2 championship matches this season, scoring four goals and provided four assists.
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