A highly committed Lurgan Thistle, unbeaten in nine games, put in a hugely impressive performance to knock Santos off their stride.
Santos’ run of March blank weeks continued, making it only one league game in four weeks.
Santos saw their 12-match unbeaten run come to a shuttering end against a highly motivated Union Lusa.
Santos turned recent tradition on its head on Saturday. Normally they get well ahead, go into freefall then come out on top after a nail-biting last ten minutes in a high scoring game.
When both teams had their respective league fixtures called off late, this hastily arranged friendly helped both sides avoid the dreaded winter ‘lay off’ and allowed all players to get a much needed game.