Auxerre gets first road win to escape bottom three

Auxerre claimed its first road victory of the Ligue 1 season Thursday, as Roy Contout and Delvin Ndinga scored in a 2-0 win over Dijon at Stade Gaston Gerard to help the club escape the relegation zone.

Auxerre was winless in its first 17 road games this season, posting 10 losses and seven ties, but Contout scored in the first half and Ndinga added a second with four minutes left in normal time.

With the win, Auxerre jumped off the foot of the standings and climbed to 17th place, out of the relegation zone on goal differential. Auxerre, which managed just five wins in its first 33 matches, has won two straight.

Dijon lost its fifth straight match to slip to 19th, although it sits level on points with Auxerre and 18th-place Brest with three matches left this season.

Sochaux is now bottom of the table on 33 points.