Francisco Barão lost his first competitive game as Sporting B head coach away to Farense thanks to a 27th minute strike from Fábio Gomes.
Barão handed a first Sporting B start to João Palhinha in a team that was without the likes of Ricardo Esgaio and Fabrice Fokobo who were win the first team.
Sporting had the better of the game at first with Iuri Medeiros’ long-range effort forcing a good save out of Ricardo Neves.
Fábio Gomes got the better of Sambinha before slotting past Luís Ribeiro for the game’s only goal midway through the first half.
Sporting were given a penalty in the second half when Ricardo Neves brought down Daniel Podence. Filipe Chaby stepped up to take the penalty but failed to convert with Neves making up for his earlier error.
Barão gave B team debuts to new signings Ryan Gauld, Jorge Santos and youngster José Postiga but Sporting just couldn’t find a way through and lost their first game of the season.
SPORTING B XI: Luís Ribeiro; Mauro Riquicho, Tobias Figueiredo, Sambinha, Mica Pinto; João Palhinha (Ryan Gauld, 46′), Wallyson Mallmann, Filipe Chaby (José Postiga, 87;); Daniel Podence, Iuri Medeiros, Lewis Enoh (Jorge Santos, 70′)
Substitutes Not Used: Guilherme Oliveira, Rúben Ribeiro, Domingos Duarte, Wilson Manafã