This weekend, the 81 matches of 3e tour have reserved their share of surprises, thus allowing no less than 21 District teams to qualify, sometimes on difficult terrain still due to climatic conditions (see all the results on our site – subject to any procedures). All the qualifiers will be joined by the 3 N2 formations on Wednesday during the public draw at the Crédit Agricole headquarters in Nantes (route de Paris), from 7 p.m.
As of Saturday, two of the four posters had ended in surprises between League teams: the Marsouins de Brétignolles (R3) had eliminated the former resident of R1 Intersport, FC Rezé, while conversely, the promoted in the former regional elite had won the poster for this 3e turn to penalties against Vendée Poiré on Vie Football (N3) at the end of the suspense (1-1; 6-5 pens). Other N3 formations fell as soon as they entered the fray: FC Côteaux du Vignoble (D1) achieved a new feat on Sunday by eliminating Saint-Nazaire AF (2-1). Exactly the same scenario in Sarthe where the US Bazouges-Cré (club photo above) did it again, and how, against SC Beaucouzé. Difficult for the promoted in N3 decidedly, with the elimination of the ESOF La Roche sur Yon on the ground of FC Saint-Julien Divatte (1-1; 3-2 pens). Another very nice surprise, that achieved by the US Toutlemonde-Maulévrier (D1) against another promoted, in R1 Intersport this time, ESA Brissac.
Accustomed to exploits in the Cup, ES Montilliers (R3) overthrew two divisions against RC Fléchois. Similarly, Montsûrs (D1) surprised CS Changed 72 at home. Ditto for ASO Montenay (club photo above) winner of La Chapelle Saint-Aubin. To a lesser degree, ES Blain (R2) eliminated FC Saint-Sébastien, just as promoted Montreuil-Juigné-Béné dominated ES Bonchamp. A division also erased for one of the 21 District residents, FC Mouchamps-Rochetrejoux, qualified on the lawn of Saint-Hilaire Vihiers (R3), just like Chantrigné against La Bazoges. Three of D2’s six little thumbs have achieved feats: US Bazoges-Beaurepaire (club photo below) did it again against a League team, Sainte-Luce this time (R3), while the Rives de l’Yon club surprised Les Achards (R3). As well as Angers SCA (photo of the club below) dominated Andouille. Vernoil-Vernantes, AS Sud Loire and Nantes Don Bosco qualified, them, in a more logical way.
See you everyone on Wednesday evening (7 p.m.) for the public draw (broadcast from 7:15 p.m. on our Facebook page) at the Crédit Agricole Atlantique-Vendée headquarters in Nantes (route de Paris).
The 84 teams for the 4e French Cup round
National 2 (3 entrants): Voltigeurs de Châteaubriant, Olympique Saumur and Vendée Les Herbiers Football
National 3 (8 teams): Vendée Fontenay Foot, La Roche sur Yon VF, US Saint-Philbert, USSA Vertou, Sablé FC, FC Challans, Pouzauges Bocage, US Changed
R1 Intersport (15 teams): RC Ancenis SG, Nantes Bellevue, JS Coulaines, AS Sautron, Stade Mayennais, Angers NDC, La Suze Roezé FC, Les Sables TVEC, Orvault Sports, Les Sables FCOC, AC Basse-Goulaine, AS La Châtaigneraie, ASI Mûrs-Erigné, AS Mulsanne-Téloché, Old Château-Gontier
R2 (18 teams): ES Blain, Cholet RCC, USN Spay, ES Ernéenne, FC Saint-Julien-Divatte, Mareuil SC, Brulon, Luçon FC, US La Baule/Le Pouliguen, ES Bouchemaine, AC Nort sur Erdre, Pornic Foot, Montreuil-Juigné-Béné , AS Vieillevigne/La Planche, Mouilleron le Captif, LoireAuxence Varades, Elan Gorges, ES Segré
R3 (19 teams): Porpoises of Brétignolles, ES Montilliers, FC Craon, Le Loroux-Landreau OSC, RC Doué la Fontaine, JA Soulgé sur Ouette, US Saint-Pierre la Cour, US Entrammes, Young people from Erbray, Patriote Bonnétable, USA Pouancé, Cheffois Antigny Saint -Maurice le Girard, Jard-Avrillé, Saint-Jean de Monts, FC Château-Gontier, EA La Tessoualle, US Méral Cossé, Saint-Saturnin, US Saint-Mars la Brière
1time District division (15 teams): FC Côteaux du Vignoble, US Bouzouges-Cré, FC Pellouailles-Corzé, FC Mouchamps-Rochetrejoux, AS Maine, USCP Montsûrs, US Toutlemonde Maulévrier, ES Vertou, US Chantrigné, En Avant Baugeois, EG Rouillon, Madelaine de Guérande, JA Pomjeannais, ASO Montenay, Saint-Joachim FC de Briere
2e District division (6 teams): Nantes Don Bosco, Rives de l’Yon, Vernoil-Vernantes, US Bazoges-Beaurepaire, Angers SCA, AS Sud Loire