Neck and neck

New Portimão coach Litos’ first official league game in charge ended in a goalless draw with Santa Clara, during which the home defence held firm against a second half Azorian onslaught.

A more positive performance will be hoped for at next Saturday’s televised away encounter with Carregado, all the more so as the Algarveans are currently one of three clubs sharing the lead on 14 points at the top of the Liga de Honra.

An earlier Carlsberg League Cup second phase Group A away game at Beira-Mar also ended in a stalemate, neither side showing much desire to score despite the fact that Portimão were reduced to 10 men during the closing period of the match.