October: Goal-Dry Yet Still On Top
Oriental's fine spell of form continued throughout October
We began the month with a tough task ahead of us in the shape of Casa Pia
. Luckily we came home with another valuable three points in the bag. Loures
were not to be taken lightly and despite our form it was a difficult game, however we again came away with a one goal winning margin.
An away trip to Sporting Ideal
was the perfect opportunity to grab some vital away goals and we delivered, as the team on the bottom of the table could not stop us in our rampant form. In the next round of the Taça de Portugal
we were put up against National Championship - D side Lus. Vildemoinhos
and we scraped through and continued our dream journey in the cup.
The month ended with a home game against CF Benfica
and again we used our solid defensive display to ensure the win, gritting out our fourth one-goal win
of the month.
This winning streak continued and we made it eleven competitive wins out of eleven! An astounding run of form. Despite this I feel the goals dried up a bit this month and we'd like to score a bit more in future. However a win is a win and I can't take away the boys' effort.
The Cup Draw
A tough task but we should get by. They've been playing well in their respective National Championship Division and if we do progress it could set up a mouth watering clash with one of Portuguese football's giants! Long may the run continue.
The Month Ahead
It's a short league season, only 18 games - so the cycle has begun again. We've beaten all these teams before so I know we can do it again. Praiense
are always tough but at home I always back my boys. 1o Dezembro
are in poor form which could give us an opportunity to get some vital away goals. Famalicão
and O Elvas
will both be interesting games - both in form sides that will be tough to match.
The final game is versus Sintrense
, a side we trounced 5-1 away from home last time, so I have high hopes for when we host these guys at our place!