Sporting B failed to hold on to their half-time lead to lose 2-4 against Fafe at the Academia Sporting, Ronaldo Tavares and Pedro Marques scored the goals for João de Deus’ side.
Sporting were without the suspended Guilherme Ramos so Ivanildo Fernandes filled in at centre-back alongside Fidel Escobar. Pedro Marques and Bilel Aouacheria also started in the place of Elves Baldé and Ricardo Almeida.
Sporting played their best football in the first half. Ronaldo Tavares got the lead in the 33rd minute after some excellent individual work.
Alan Júnior pulled one back for Fafe but immediately afterwards Pedro Marques but Sporting back in the lead.
The visitors improved after the break and drew level early on in the second-half through Ferrinho.
Then, two goals in as many minutes gave Fafe the win. First through Evandro Brandão and then Leandro Borges.
Late in the game João de Deus handed a debuts to the Azerbaijani midfielder Budag Nasyrov and Jovane Cabral, the 18-year old Cape Verdean forward.
This defeat is a reminder of what a difficult season it could be for João de Deus and his young team.
SPORTING B XI: Pedro Silva; Mama Baldé, Fidel Escobar, Ivanildo Fernandes, David Sualehe (Elves Baldé, 72′); Fábio Martins, Ricardo Guima (YC), Pedro Empis; Pedro Marques (Scored, 42′) (Jovane Cabral, 61′), Ronaldo Tavares (Scored, 33′), Bilel Aouacheria (Budag Nasyrov, 82′)
Substitutes Not Used: Vladimir Stojković, Bubacar Djaló, Edu Pinheiro, Ricardo Almeida