Lorient have kept alive their chances of playing European football next season with a 2-1 win against Evian Thonon Gaillard at home in Ligue 1.
Jouffre went close again six minutes later, this time failing to hit the target from close range.
The game went into a lull thereafter but burst into life three minutes from the half-time interval when Lorient were awarded a penalty.
Lorient could have added to their advantage eight minutes into the second half when Mario Lemina's shot from outside the box was saved by Laquait.
Guillaume Lacou shot wide for Evian midway through the second half and minutes later Jouffre squandered another decent opportunity.
Betao pulled one back for Evian in the 63rd minute when he headed home Milos Ninkovic's delivery from close range, but it proved to be a mere consolation in the end.