FLORESTA PARQUE GC FINISH 4TH IN THE ALGARVE INTERCLUB LEAGUE

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WE ARE DISAPPOINTED YET ALSO HUGELY RELIEVED TO ANNOUNCE THAT FLORESTA PARQUE GC HAVE FINISHED FOURTH IN THIS YEARS INTERCLUB LEAGUE COMPETITION FINISHING BEHIND THE NEW 2018 CHAMPIONS VILA SOL AND WE OFFER NOT ONLY OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM BUT ALSO OUR THANKS! WE ARE DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE WE ONLY FINISHED 6 POINTS BEHIND VILA SOL BUT THE LEAGUE THIS YEAR HAS BEEN EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE TO THE EXTENT THAT THE SIX TEAMS THAT COMPETED IN DIVISION 1 (ALTO CLUB PORTIMAO WERE SUSPENDED AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR BY THE LEAGUES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE) ALL FINISHED WITHIN 7 POINTS OF EACH OTHER, SO MANY ‘IF’S’ AND ‘WHAT ONLY’S’! WE OFFER OUR THANKS TO VILA SOL, AND CARVOEIRO, BECAUSE THE RESULT THEY ACHIEVED PLAYING AT QUINTA DO LAGOA ENABLED US TO AVOID RELEGATION FROM DIVISION 1 BY A SINGLE POINT! THIS MEANS FPGC IS THE ONLY TEAM NEVER TO HAVE BEEN RELEGATED FROM DIVISION 1. WE SHOULD BE PROUD OF THIS ACHIEVEMENT. WE HAVE LED THE DIVISION FOR MUCH OF THE YEAR BUT WERE CHASTENED IN OUR LAST TWO AWAY FIXTURES THAT SAW US GO DOWN TO BOAVISTA 5-0 ,WHICH GUARANTEED THEIR SURVIVAL IN THE DIVISION, AND THEN PALMARES 4-1, WHICH ALSO GUARANTEED THEIRS! WITH QUINTA DO LAGO HAVING TWO HOME GAMES TO COME THEY WERE FAVOURITES TO WIN THE DIVISION AND OUR POSITION LOOKED PRECARIOUS TO SAY THE LEAST. THEN FIRST VILA SOL WENT TO QUINTA DO LAGO AND SECURED A 2-3 WIN WHICH WON THEM THE TITLE OF 2018 CHAMPIONS AND THEN CARVOEIRO WENT THE FOLLOWING WEEK AND SECURED THE SAME RESULT. A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT FOR BOTH THESE TEAMS AS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR QUINTA DO LAGO HAD BEEN ONE OF THE MOST DOMINANT TEAMS ON THEIR HOME COURSE. THE UPSHOT OF THIS IS QUINTA DO LAGO AND CARVOEIRO ARE RELEGATED FROM THE DIVISION ALONG WITH THE SUSPENDED ALTO CLUB PORTIMAO. 26 DIFFERENT PLAYERS HAVE PLAYED IN THE FLORESTA PARQUE TEAM THIS YEAR AND THEY ARE ALL THANKED FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE ALL THE SUPPORT WE HAVE RECEIVED PLAYING, NOT ONLY AT HOME, BUT AWAY AS WELL. IT MAKES A GREAT DIFFERENCE! WE LOOK FORWARD WITH DETERMINATION AND EXCITEMENT TO TRYING TO RECLAIM THE CHAMPIONSHIP NEXT YEAR.

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