European Challenge Cup
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October 17, 2008
Bayonne notched their first win of this season's European Challenge Cup with a 26-8 Pool 5 victory over Mont-de-Marsan at Stade Guy Boniface.
Two first half penalties from Manny Edmonds ensured Bayonne went into the break 6-3 ahead with Mont-de-Marsan's points coming from the boot of Frederic Urrutuy.
Edmonds kicked his third early in the second half before Craig Gower and Nicolas Laffite dotted down to put the visitors firmly in control. Replacement Mathieu Maillard converted one score before adding a penalty.
The hosts crossed for late consolation try from Simon Ternisien in the last minute but it was not enough to prevent their second successive defeat.
Mont-de-Marsan: (3) 8
Bayonne: (6) 26
Mont de Marsan: N Leroux (J Dubié 23), K Abbad, S Ternisien, M Taele, B Chedal-Bornu, F Urruty (Y Brethous 64), F Tandonnet [capt], N Etcheverry (G Leleu 59), R Lauga (C Blanchard 55), S Ormaechea, L Tait (L Travini 46), F Rawls, R Bernard, P van Schalkwyk (J Carre 55), M GIRAUD
Bayonne: P Elhorga, J Peyras (B Fall 65), T Lacroix, C Gower, F Bolavucu, M Edmonds (M Maillard 52), C Garcia (M Lopez-Herrero 64), J Fiorini, A Heguy (M Cortese 67), R Blake (D Avril 52), R Linde, M Tewhata (N Laffite 52), G Bernad, R Martin [capt], D Haare (J Deen 58)
Yellow Card - N Laffite (70)
Referee: Rob Debney (England)