With only six games remaining until the end of the Liga de Honra (Coca-Cola Championship equivalent) season a mere two points separate the top four teams vying for promotion to Portugal’s top tier.

While current leaders Beira-Mar lost at home, Portimão matched second and third placed wins by Oliveirense and Santa Clara to set up a nail-biting climax to the race for a top two finish.

A televised trip to mid-table Fátima (SportTV1, 11.15am) is next for the Algarveans tomorrow (Saturday).