Portimonense - Rained off

Portimonense – Rained off

In the absence of a weekend league fixture during the latest Portuguese FA Cup round, Portimonense’s efforts to arrange at least a friendly fixture against a lower division side were thwarted by the weather.
Heavy rain rendered the municipal pitch as well as all reasonable alternatives unusable, restricting the Algarveans to circuit training in a local gym.
On a more positive note, injured players such as Mou Kanasaki were able to fully concentrate on regaining fitness and should be available for this Saturday’s game against Chaves before Wednesday’s away trip to joint league leaders Freamunde.
Elsewhere, Leixões shared a goalless catch-up draw with Sporting B while Farense ended their brought forward match at Tondela with only nine men on the pitch and a 1-0 defeat. Those results now leave Portimonense in 10th place, eight points off a promotion berth.
By Skip Bandele