Portimonense unbeaten run

Portimonense extended their unbeaten run, including four successive victories most recently, to nine games by beating AC Viseu 4-2 last Sunday afternoon.

Spectacular strikes from Fabrício and Fidelis soon had the 800-strong crowd on its feet as manager Vitor Maçãs’ fast improving team established a comfortable 2-0 lead within the opening quarter of an hour. Opposition goal keeper Ivo did well to keep the score down thereafter and the visitors saw a glimmer of hope when Tiago Gonçalves pulled one back before half time.

That, however, was soon snuffed out as Maurício made it three only five minutes after the re-start and the score line read 4-1 when Ewerton found the back of the net in the 70th.

Tiago Borges reduced arrears late on in the game, but the result was never in danger as the substitute received his marching orders two minutes later, just beating his vanquished colleagues to the dressing rooms.

The latest success sees the Algarveans poised in third place, a mere point behind Tondela, with this Sunday’s away trip to lowly Leixões coming up.

New signing Pires, who came on during the second half, should feature more prominently while late Christmas holiday returnee Mou Kanasaki resumed training earlier this week. Skip Bandele