Paying the penalty

Portimão’s latest Liga de Honra top-of-the table clash with Gil Vicente suffered under the absence of suspended leading striker Pires as the home side failed to convert clear first half domination into goals.

After the players’ post-interval return, linesman Celso Pereira added insult to injury by failing to spot a blatant dive from Gil Vicente’s Sandro, the resulting penalty award opening the way for a 3-0 success by the visitors.

Now two points adrift of the new front runners, Portimão travel to Trofense this Sunday before looking forward to a 3rd round FA Cup tie at top division Académica.