KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Bob Bradley and Le Havre won their French Ligue 2 game over the weekend to keep their promotion hopes alive.
Time is winding down in the French second division and with only two games left in the season every point counts. Bradley and Le Havre are making sure that they they keep their promotion fight going until the end as they beat Nimes 3-1 at home to ensure they stay on the heels of third place Metz.
Their promotion chasing rivals earned a comprehensive 4-0 road win over previous first place team Dijon.
With Dijon and Nancy already assured of promotion to Ligue 1 next season, it looks like the race to hold down the third and final promotion spot will go down to the last game of the season. The attention for the final two weeks of the season may be centered on the third and fourth placed teams, but Red Star FC still have an outside chance of overtaking the two should either of them falter along the way.
This coming weekend Le Havre will have the biggest test to their promotion chances when they visit the Stade de l'Abbé Deschamps to take on Auxerre. The team based in Burgundy have won their past two games, and while they are mathematically out of the race, they will be looking to halt Le Havre's chances to show that they will be heavy favorites to go up next season.
Metz will have a slightly easier time as they welcome ninth place Tours to the Stade Saint-Symphorien.
It will be pressure-filled week for Bradley and his players as they prepare for their next game, but it is certain that the coach will have them ready to push all the way to the end.