Trip too far

Portimão’s latest trip to the Azores, probably the furthest away match any club in Western Europe is expected to play, did not go according to plan. Normally dependable Algarvean keeper Marcio Ramos gifted home side Santa Clara the lead only 25 seconds into the game and compounded that error by failing to convert a penalty half way through the first half. Shortly before the interval, Chico did pull Portimão level, but the hosts returned the stronger and scored twice more to leave the final score at 3-1. Portimonense will now be hoping to extend their four-game winning home run against Maritimo B this Sunday afternoon.