Local heroes

Loule, a clear second in the regionalised second division south, followed their 1-0 Algarve derby victory over Lagoa with a same margin win over Pinhalnovense on Sunday.

Unfortunately the only promotion place is currently occupied by runaway leaders Uniao da Madeira, who have amassed a 15-point advantage.

Meanwhile the Algarve Cup semi-final draw has paired Lagoa with Quarteira and Odeaxere with Faro- The encounters will take place at 8.30 pm on May 1 and 2 respectively.