NICK LEYDEN - Monday, March 18, 2013
Tony Taylor was a late substitute in Estoril's victory over Academica, moving into a potential Europa League spot.
Estoril 2 - 0 Academica
Tony Taylor played the final quarter-hour in Estoril's win over Academica, as they moved closer to a possible European berth.
Lica opened the scoring in the Estadio Antonio Coimbra de Mota in the eighth minute when he tucked home a rebound after Ricardo saved Evandro's effort.
The hosts doubled the lead in the 26th minute when Carlos Eduardo buried another rebound, this time after Luis Leal's shot struck the post.
Academica failed to produce scoring chances throughout and were never able to truly threaten Estoril's hold on the game.
Taylor replaced Guinea-Bissau attacker Gerso in the 76th minute and helped kill the game.
With the win Estoril moves into fifth place, Portugal's final Europa League qualifying position.
The Canaries have seven games remaining to solidify their spot, beginning with a visit to Moreirense in two weeks on March 30.
Caleb Patterson-Sewell watched from the bench as Vitoria de Setubal fell 2-1 on the road to Sporting.
Steven Silva Rodrigues was not part of the Leixoes game day roster as the northerners dropped a 2-1 result at runaway league leaders Belenenses.