PSG outclass Rodez to climb to the apex as efficient Lyon earn hard-fought points against Soyaux: D1 Arkema Week Two Round Up

PSG outclass Rodez to climb to the apex as efficient Lyon earn hard-fought points against Soyaux: D1 Arkema Week Two Round Up
Grace Geyoro scored a brace in thier 4-0 win over newcomers Rodez away at the Stade Paul Lignon on Saturday / © Photo by Antonio Borga / Eurasia Sport Images / Getty Images

Grace Geyoro was in goal-poacher’s form when Paris SG clobbered new-comers Rodez 4-0 away at the Stade Paul Lignon on Saturday.

The defensive-minded midfielder smashed a brace past a hapless France U-20 international Marie-Morgane Sieber in goals for the visitors in the 19th minute and second minute of second half extra-time.

Left-back Sakina Karchaoui and forward Kadidiatou Diani also weighed in with a goal apiece in the 50thminute and 58th minute respectively to give the Parisans an unassailable lead.

It was a second straight win for the former champions which saw them climb to the summit of the log on six points in two outings whilst Rodez slumped to 12th place on following their second straight defeat in as many matches.

Elsewhere, intense Lyon continued their title defense by condemning ASJ Soyaux to a 2-1 defeat at home on Sunday, marking the visitors to their second loss in as many matches.

Goals from American import Lindsey Horan in the 32nd minute and Delphine Cascarino in the 77thminute were enough to give the reigning champions a well-deserved maximum points.

The visitors left it rather too late to offer some measure of resistance as they scored their consolation goal in the 93rd minute through a Drepoba Stéphanie Gbogou strike with a Fadimatou Aretouyap Kome assist. The pair rose from the bench to combine and give their team a goal.

FC Fleury and Paris FC played out to a 1-1 draw in what was the weekend’s headline match.

A 21st minute left-footed strike from in-form forward Rosemonde Kouassi off an inch-perfect pass from skipper Léa Le Garrec set the ball rolling in a tightly contested match that kicked off the weekend’s round of matches.

The visitors replied courtesy of a 73rdminute goal from second half substitute Adja Binate Soumahoro to set the match up for a photo finish which saw the hosts end the game down to 10 women after Kouassi and Garrec were given their marching orders for second bookable offences in the 83rd minute.

A brace from Luna Gevitz and a goal from Nérilia Mondésir were enough for Montpellier to dismiss Stade Reims 3-1 away at the Stade Louis Blériot N°2 on Saturday.

Midfielder Faustine Robert missed an opportunity to put her side in front when she missed a penalty 17 minutes into the first half before Gevitz put the visitors in the lead with a strike just a minute later.

Defender Julie Pasquereau replied with a strike for the hosts in the 54th minute to make it 1-1 before the visitors retook the lead through Mondésir just three minutes later. Gevitz completed her brace to make it 3-1 seven minutes from time.

The win was Montpellier’s second on the trot and left them in third place on the standings whilst the defeat was Stade Reims’ second and left them in 11th place on zero points in two matches.

Le Havre earned their full set of points in the division when they narrowly defeated Guingamp 1-0 at home on Sunday thanks to a 55th minute penalty from Deja Nicole Davis.

The 10th place visitors failed to turn their dominance into goals as they succumbed their second defeat in two matches whilst Le Havre are now on seventh place on three points after the same number of matches.

Dijon drew 1-1 with Bordeaux at home on Saturday to earn the hosts their first point of the campaign.

A goal from midfielder Léa Declercq on the 39th minute mark ensured that the hosts went to the breather with a goal to the good.

The visitors emerged from the dug-out the strongest and were rewarded when trusted goal-poacher Maëlle Garbino scored her third goal of the season in 69th minute.

RESULTS (Friday): Fleury 1 – 1 Paris FC

RESULTS (Saturday): Dijon 1 – 1 Bordeaux; Rodez 0 – 4 PSG; Stade Reims 1 – 3 Montpellier

RESULTS (Sunday): Le Havre 1 – 0 Guingamp; Lyon 2 – 1 Soyaux-Charente