11 Esperanses 0 – 0 Aljezurense

Aljezurense visited Faro to play for the second time on the same pitch, the last visit being successful against Cultarense. The line up started with the same side that was 0-2 down last week and they played no better this week.

The number one fault again being that too many players give the ball away too cheaply and it always appears that Aljezurense are fighting to stay in the game. Neither side created any chances in the first half and it looked like a typical end of season kick about.

The second half was no better but an Esperances player got sent off for a second yellow card and this could have been the inspiration needed to spark the game into life.  Aljezurense made a substitution and replaced Rafael with Tiago at right back, hardly a move to score goals, and in fact the man advantage stayed wide right and ineffective up until2 minutes from time.  He found himself in the home team’s penalty area unmarked, receiving the ball 12 metres out with the simplest of tap ins, but the ball was firmly lifted over the bar and the game ended 0-0.

Not much to write about and with the last two matches away against the probable champions Ferreiras,  and Moncarapachense who will probably finish in the top 4, the likely hood of more points is minimal.

Next season sees a change to the National league system as the 3rd division is getting disbanded and mixed with Senior leagues across Portugal.  Similar to the pyramid system in England, rumour has it that the teams that finish above 3rd in this league will make up the 1st Division of the Seniors with the likes of Lagos etc.   All those below will make up the second division of the Seniors…but watch this space for confirmation.

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