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Match report: Auch sneak past Albi

French rivals Auch and Albi battled out a close match in the European Challenge Cup on Saturday night, with the home side ekeing out the victory 15-13.

Both sides scored two tries apiece, with Auch scoring through Aguillon and Bontinck, while Albi players Senio and Serre crossed the whitewash.

The difference between the two sides was a conversion from Auch replacement Albert.

The result sees Auch occupy second place in Pool 1, with Albi in third.

Auch (12) 15
Tries: Aguillon, Bontinck
Con: Albert
Pen:
DG: Albery

Albi(5) 13
Tries: Senio, Serre
Con:
Pen: Hough

Auch: L Pesteil; P Aguillon, M Tidjini, T Brana, R Bastide (capt); D Spicer, L Duthil; M Magrakvelidze, N Sentous, P Idieder, F Tapasu, S Valdes, S Saint Lary, N Bontinck, A Ricaud.
Replacements: S Bruere, Y Marty, G Menkarska, J Cholley, R Tchale Watchou, C Clarac, B Albert.

Albi: F Manca; J Mensah-Coker, T Lacroix, D Senio, P Serre; A Hough, T Sanchou; M Larrouy, G Ribes, M Gady, P Guffroy, A Mela, L Ducos, D Farani, V Clement (capt).
Replacements: N Grelon, S Delpuech, R Sua, P Guicherd, Y Misse, J Sentenac, J Stewart.
Referee: Simon McDowell (Ireland)