Up and coming

IN THE Second Division B (Southern Section), Louletano have arrested their free-fall of previous months and are secure in mid-table on enough points to avoid relegation. Barreirense look favourites to gain promotion to the Liga de Honra.

In the Third Division (Série F), Silves have recovered from a bad patch that saw them drop into third, to regain top spot in pursuit of II Division B participation next season.

At district level, Ferreiras just have their noses ahead of Monchique and further down, Algarve United are in second place in the lowest level of league football but without a chance of catching leaders Sambrasense who are well clear.