Top level entertainment at Olhão

in Sport · 27-08-2011 00:00:00 · 0 Comments

Four goals, two penalties, a red card and some exhilarating football gave the fans plenty to talk about at the José Arcanjo Stadium on Monday evening when Olhanense met Vitoria Setúbal.

The Algarvians fielded a young side who were soon putting pressure on the visitors defence and could easily have been two up in the first fifteen minutes as the lively Wilson Eduardo wasted gilt edged opportunities. Despite the home side’s dominance it was the visitors who took the lead after a quarter-of-an-hour.
Ismaily nudged João Silva in the box and the resulting penalty was smashed home by Neca. Ten minutes later and the visitors increased their lead when Pitbull’s cross was turned home by João Silva.
Olhanense manager Daúto Faquirá wasted no time in replacing Nuno Piloto with the exciting 19 year-old Brazilian Salvador Agra, who proved to be a handful for the Setúbal defence. Olhanense were handed a lifeline just before half-time when José Pedro was sent-off for an ‘over-the-top’ challenge on Dady. Four minutes after the re-start Olhanense pulled a goal back when Wilson Eduardo’s cross was poked home by Dady. Minutes later and the home side should have levelled the score when another penalty was given, this time for a foul by Anderson do Ó on Salvador Agra.
Dady stepped up but saw his shot saved by Diego. Within a minute the scores were level as Caué nodded home from a Wilson Eduardo free-kick. There was still more excitement to come as Ismaily hit the post, then seconds later Wilson Eduardo hit the same post, and even little Salvador Agra got in on the act as his searing volley from 30 metres grazed the crossbar.  
With time running out Djalmir and Figueroa replaced Wilson Eduardo and Maurício but the ten men hung-on to the 2-2 scoreline to deny Olhanense victory.
On Sunday Olhanense travel to Vila do Conde (Porto Region) to play Rio Ave.  
This is one of only two Primeira Liga games not being shown live on television.
Christopher Wright


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