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Oriental Lisbon - One Step Closer

The journey of minnows Oriental Lisbon.
Started on 3 May 2014 by Walter
Latest Reply on 17 November 2014 by Feliks
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NVD, Griffo Thanks guys, we're going well so far!

February-March: One Hand On It!

Oriental wanted to wrap up the title chase as soon as possible

Feb-March Results

For a month that was spent majorly on the road, all I can say is wow. We are in true title winning form and are surging towards sealing it. Four wins and a draw meant we accumulated a total of 13 points from our five games.

Our first match was up against Freamunde, on a Valentine's Day clash. There was no loves lost in this match between us and the team that we narrowly edged out in the Championship Playoff, as we were rampant in front of goal from beginning to end. Cape Verdean Balack kicked off proceedings with a 3rd minute strike before Stefano Franchi continued on his sudden surge of amazing form.

Sergio Liparoti added one of his own to break a long goalless streak. His sigh of relief right after putting it in the back of the net meant hopefully he'd have the confidence to bang a few more home to close out the season. Freamunde's João Coito wrapped up the affair with an own goal.

6 days later we were set on beating lowly Sp. Covilhã to extend our unbeaten run. Balack, who's been finding himself on the scoreboard more often than not lately, scored a goal for a third consecutive time.

Cedric Omoigui quickly made it 2-0 twenty minutes later, and despite conceding late, we held on for another three points. Our stunning away form continued and we showed our prowess in front of goal with a annihilation of our closest rivals, Atlético CP. Youngster Pedro Monteiro opened a new chapter in his short footballing career with his first ever goal - while Nigerian Cedric Omoigui showed just what a quality attacking player he is - with a hat trick in a matter of minutes.

Vitoria Setúbal is one of the toughest fixtures we could face. And I was prepared for defeat well before the game had begun. Yet up until half time I was proved wrong, as it was still 0-0. We got a big slice of luck when Stanislas Oliveira turned the ball into his own net twelve minutes into the second half!

March concluded up north in Vila do Conde, with an away game at Varzim. We'd been extremely lucky last time around versus this team, needing a 93rd minute Balack-winner to see us through. This time, however, we weren't so lucky and were held to a point.

League Table

And with that, we have secured promotion to the Primeira Liga!!! This is a huge, huge, HUGE step forward and to know we'll be pitting our wits against the big boys of Portugal is just music to every Oriental fans' ears!

It doesn't stop here, however - we'll be looking to wrap up the title shortly and promotion is not enough - we won't accept second place!

The Month Ahead

These final four games have given us the ideal opportunity to wrap up the title. If we can win all of these games, which I'm fairly confident of doing, we know we can do it. We've got one hand on the title, we can feel it in our grasp - now it's ours to take!
Told you Walter! This will be your season! Congrats mate!
What a season! Good luck playing against the likes of Porto, Benfica and Sporting!
Well done Walt!
Everyone: Thanks everyone, it's a big step forward for Oriental :D
Great achievement Walt, congrats!
Were r u
Pompey Thanks pompey :D

Pauker I'm here... but... I hate to announce that I'm not able to update for the next two or three days or so :/ After these few days everything will return to normal and I'll be able to churn out the updates as I'm nearly two seasons ahead :))

Congratulations on an amazing season, just the title still to win now. To be above the likes of Rio Ave and Vitoria whilst only losing 3 games all season is an incredible achievement, now, do me a favour and kick some Boavista ass! :D
fk u walt for doing dis
Rablador Thanks Rab, it truly was an amazing season! There are some tough teams in the Second Division so I'm glad to be out of there! :))

Boavista... well they're just a yo yo club... between the second and third divisions ;)

Pauker u wot m8

Oriental Announce Fan Day

Oriental Lisbon Newsletter:
The club can confirm that they have chosen the home game on the 3rd of April against Trofense as a special 'fan day'! This fan day includes free entry for children and cut price tickets as well as low priced food.

We encourage you to try and make it to the game, as lots of cut price deals will be available - including a whole range of merchandise which includes kits, mugs, shirts and a variety of other things. Food will also come at a cut-price deal so make sure you get in for all the latest deals on the menus!

The weather forecast is predicting perfect conditions for the match - a sunny day with little to no wind and moderate temperatures which are ideal situation for all types of fans - whether it be a large family gathering or a friendly meet up with some mates! There is set to be no humidity or rain but just flat out sunshine, and a great chance to grab some fresh air.

Plus, you could well see Oriental claim the title! If results go the team's way and Vitor's boys play to expectations, we could be crowned champions, something we want you to be a part of.

Ultimately, we need you! The more the merrier is the case for the match on Saturday. We want to create an atmosphere in this match that the players can thrive under and spur them on to deliver a great performance. Also, the club is in desperate need of your ticket money! Lowered prices have given you and many more the opportunity to come and watch us and give us the cash injection we need.

Força Oriental!

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