Lagoa ease to victory

GD LAGOA continued their impressive early season form with a convincing 2-0 win over Oeiras on Sunday. In front of a good sized home crowd, the Algarve side ensured that their visitors would not enjoy the coach ride home to Lisbon, writes Tony Drain.

Playing into a stiff breeze in the first half, Lagoa had to show solid resistance in the early stages as Oeiras threatened to ruin Lagoa’s 100 per cent home record. However, the defence, superbly marshalled by team captain Nuno Eufigénia, held firm and when, after 20 minutes, their opponents were reduced to 10 men following a straight red card for serious foul play, Lagoa began to make inroads into the Oeiras defence.

On 35 minutes, the talented Gregório Nelsinho showed that he is brave as well as gifted by powering a close range header into the net, during which both he and the Oeiras goalkeeper were injured – fortunately both were able to continue after treatment.

Then, just on the stroke of half-time, Sai Evaristo Vava fired home from the right hand side of the penalty area to give Lagoa a commanding lead at the break. They continued to have the better of exchanges in the second half, although 10-men Oeiras battled gamely against the breeze.

At the final whistle, it was another good three points for the Algarve team, which, when they receive the three points due to them from the first game of the season when Farense failed to field a team, will see them competing for top spot in the division.

Their home stadium, Campo Cap. Josino da Costa, situated behind Fatacil just off the EN125 is a most enjoyable place to watch football. Entrance is only three euros, a season ticket is a mere 30 euros, and there is a bar offering drinks and hot and cold snacks at very reasonable prices. So, why not come along and enjoy a Sunday afternoon’s entertainment? The next game is on Sunday, November 6, at 3pm, against Lusitano.