Winning the Série E Promotion Group in 2007-08 led to promotion back to the Segunda Divisão. A few seasons of steady finishes led to Oriental become members of the newly named third tier Campeonato Nacional de Seniores for 2013-14. Having finished in the promotion group places of Serie G, the team went on to once again reach the second tier Segunda Liga.
Alighting from the first bus I caught the 759 all the way back to Santa Apolónia, finding the ideal store for fresh and cooked food on the station. It wasn’t the cheapest, but still a lot better than the convenience stores run by immigrants nearer my room. I went back for a lovely chicken, bread and soup lunch to reflect on a groundhopping job well done.