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Olhanense fail

A disastrous game for Olhanense who in the end were reduced to eight men resulted in a 2-1 victory for the visitors.  Feirense took the lead on sixteen minutes when Varela nodded home Henrique’s headed cross. Feirense were constantly slowing the pace of the game and on occasions feigning injury which resulted in six minutes of added time. In stoppage time, Olhanense lost Fernando Alexandre, shown a straight red card for kicking out having been booked ten minutes earlier.

There was still time for the home keeper, Fabiano Freitas, to make three fine saves before the whistle blew for the break. The diminutive Salvador Agra, who replaced Dady, had an immediate impact with his darting runs.

On 57 minutes, a long diagonal ball from Mateus picked out Wilson Eduardo who slipped the ball to Salvador Agra to level the score.  The ten men looked the more likely to score but Figueroa and Nuno Piloto missed golden opportunities. With seven minutes to go Feirense snatched all three points, Ludovic netting from close range but there was more drama to follow.

With all three subs used, Olhanense were reduced to nine men when Rui Duarte dislocated his elbow and as the final whistle approached centre-back Mexer saw red when he brought down Rabiola just outside the box. Referee João Ferreira, who had refused to officiate at the Beira-Mar v. Sporting game two weeks previously, made some strange decisions but Olhanense have only themselves to blame after this poor performance.

Chris Wright