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French Ligue 1

Parc des Sports 1st December 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: L Duhamel

Evian Evian Thonon Gaillar vs Nancy Nancy

Evian 1

B Dja Djedje (44)

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Nancy 1

Y Mollo (50)

Nancy extend winless streak

Last Updated: 01/12/12 10:20pm

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Mollo after his goal for Nancy

Mollo after his goal for Nancy

Nancy's winless run was extended to 15 games as they remained rooted to the bottom of the Ligue 1 table following a draw at Evian.

Brice Dja Djedje's clever finish sent Evian ahead just before half-time but Nancy, without a league win since the opening day, clawed themselves back into the contest through Yohan Mollo five minutes after the restart.

A long overdue win never looked like arriving, however, as Evian came closest to maximum points when Daniel Wass crashed a shot against the crossbar.

While Nancy could at least celebrate a third successive draw they remain in danger of being cut adrift with high-fliers Valenciennes, Lyon and Bordeaux lying in wait in their next three league games.

Evian remain just a point ahead of the bottom three but had looked capable of putting clearer water between themselves and danger after controlling the first half.

After initially surviving a scare when Helder volleyed wide after a poor defensive clearance, Pascal Dupraz's side took over.

Kevin Berigaud missed two good chances in the opening half-hour. First he spooned over after clever play from Youssef Adnane down the right flank, before his snap-shot fizzed inches wide.

The hosts were deservedly ahead two minutes before the interval though thanks to the invention of Dja Djedje as he raced onto Adnane's through-ball before deftly lobbing the exposed Guy N'dy Assembe.

The Nancy goalkeeper was immediately called into action after the break to hold on to Cedric Mongongu's header before the visitors drew level with an eye-catching move.

Salif Sane started it as he released Jordan Loties into the penalty area and his cross was cleverly allowed to run on by Djamel Bakar for Mollo to slide home.

Evian attempted to wrestle back their lead and came closest when, with 18 minutes left, Wass ran onto a Cedric Barbosa pass and curled a shot that smacked into the frame of the goal.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 30 59
2 Lyon 30 58
3 Marseille 30 57
4 Monaco 29 53
5 St Etienne 30 52
6 Bordeaux 30 48
7 Montpellier 29 45
8 Lille 30 41
9 Nantes 30 40
10 Guingamp 30 39
11 Rennes 30 39
12 Nice 30 37
13 Bastia 30 37
14 Caen 30 35
15 Reims 30 35
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 30 35
17 Lorient 30 34
18 Toulouse 30 32
19 RC Lens 30 25
20 Metz 30 23