The Faro team’s long trip to Braga for their Portugal Cup third round tie with Merelinense turned into an explosive encounter. Three players were dismissed, including Farense substitute Bruno Carvalho before he had even got on the pitch, and 10 yellow cards shown by referee Pedro Vilaça. Farense lost 2-1 with all three goals coming from the penalty spot.  Louletano (Loulé) lost 2-1 to lower league opponents Bombarralense while Lagoa went out 4-5 on penalties after drawing at home 0-0 with Torreense. Shock of the day was Premier League U.Leiria 1-2 home defeat to non-league União da Madeira. Portimonense’s 2-0 home win over 3rd Division Cinfães sees them join Olhanense in the next round.