The Women's team beaten at Reims

The Women's team suffered a narrow defeat in their D1 Arkema game at Reims on Wednesday.

 Jocelyn Prêcheur changed up his starting XI after the short trip to Champagne country with a young attacking duo of Joseph and Traoré ahead of Laurina Fazer, who was charged with breaking down the opposition defence.

Up against a team looking to reach the play-offs, it was not going to be an easy task, and the opening exchanges - tense and intense - proved as much. The home side struck first through Imuran, who snapped onto a small mistake to beat Oliwia Szperkowska with a powerful shot (1-0, 15'). That opened the game up as the Parisians sought to get back on level terms, which in turn opened up space for the hosts and they exploited it: Le Moguédec doubling the Reims lead with a header (2-0, 27').

The Parisians responded almost instantly. Amélie Joseph worked her way brilliantly down the left, and Fanny Rossi met her back-post cross sweetly to reduce the visitors' arrears (2-1, 28').

Paris may even have been level before the break, but Tara Elimbi Gilbert saw her effort stopped by Szemik in the Reims goal (40').

Fazer took control of the game after the break, but despite the Rouge-et-Bleu producing a number of opportunities, they were unable to get themselves back on level terms.

Up next, a meeting with Paris FC on Saturday that marks the start of the new Final 4, which will determine the best women's team in France this season.