Brest recaptured some of their lost ground on the Ligue 1 table on Tuesday with a 4-1 hammering of strugglers Lens.
Saturday’s original clash at Stade Francis-Le Ble was postponed due to heavy snow, with scores tied 0-0 at half-time.
Lens would not come as close in the rescheduled fixture, as midfielder Bruno Grougi set up two goals in the opening 20 minutes and added a brace after half-time.
Striker Romain Poyet was the beneficiary of Grougi’s assist in the 11th minute, and defender Paul Baysse added another eight minutes later as Brest took an early 2-0 lead.
Brazilian striker Eduardo pulled one back for Lens shortly before the first-half whistle, but Grougi continued his dominance after the break with goals in the 65th and 80th minutes.
Brest – having fallen from the top of the Ligue 1 table with one point from their last three fixtures – now improve to third with 25 points and level with leaders Marseille, who have one game in hand.
Lens remain 19th on the table with 14 points, one point and goal difference short of safety from the relegation zone.