Lezama Weekend Recap: Nico Serrano’s Scoring Streak Continues
Bilbao Athletic 1-3 Mirandés
Bilbao Athletic’s recent struggles continued on Saturday when Gaizka Garitano’s team suffered their second straight loss. Iñigo Vicente opened up the scoring but it wasn’t enough as the Katxorros fell 3-1 to Mirandés. It was the team’s first loss at home since 20 August, 2017. They have only picked up one point over the last four matches and now find themselves outside of the promotional playoff zone of the table. Bilbao Athletic will try to get back to their winning ways on Saturday when they travel to face Arenas Club.
Santurtzi 2-2 CD Basconia
Aritz Solabarrieta has had CD Basconia playing great football over the last few weeks. The feeder club came into Sunday’s match on the road against Santurtzi having won their last two games, but they weren’t able to make it three in a row. The home side got off a 2-0 lead in the first half, but defender Aitor Paredes and winger Juan Artola both found the back of the net to help Basconia earn a 2-2 draw. On Sunday the team will host Amurrio in what should be an evenly matched fixture.
Txantrea 2-1 Athletic Juvenil A
Last weekend’s 2-0 win over Valvanera was a solid result for Athletic’s Juvenil A team, but they were not able to keep the momentum going. On Sunday they traveled to take on Txantrea and fell 2-1 in Pamplona with the lone goal coming from Unai Naveira. They are still stuck in the middle of the table, but will host Oberena on Sunday as they look to pick up three important points against a team currently in the relegation zone.
Athletic Juvenil B 2-0 Antiguoko
Athletic’s Juvenil B team have now won three games in a row after defeating Antiguoko 2-0 at Lezama on Saturday. Winger Nico Serrano has been a big reason for the recent victories, scoring four goals over that span. He’s now tied with Nicholas Williams for the most goals in the team. Ibai Fuentes’ side are currently just two points off of Danok Bat at the top of the table and will travel to take on Real Sociedad next Sunday.
Danok Bat 1-2 Athletic Cadete A
After only picking up two points over their last three games, Athletic’s Cadete A team got back to their winning ways on Saturday when they defeated Danok Bat 2-1 on the road. Aimar Duñabeitia and Alejandro Rego both scored to lift the team to victory. They will be back in action on Sunday when they host Betoño at Lezama.
Barakaldo 0-3 Athletic Cadete B
Athletic Cadete B’s perfect start to the season continued on Saturday when they went on the road to defeat Barakaldo. Kerman Junquera scored a brace and Aitor Vega added a goal of his own as the Katxorros shut out their hosts and secured another convincing 3-0 win. The team has yet to concede a goal this season and will host Bizkerre at Lezama on Sunday.
Loiola Indautxu 1-9 Athletic Infantil A
There is something truly special about Athletic’s Infantil A team. They defeated Loiola Indautxu 9-1 on Saturday on the road and have now scored a remarkable 30 goals over their first three games of the season while conceding only twice. Next weekend’s match will take place at Lezama on Saturday as the team hosts Trapagaran, who have yet to win a game this year.
Athletic San Mamés 2006 2-1 Gatika
San Mamés 2006, Athletic’s Infantil B team, made it two consecutive wins a row after beating Gatika 2-1 on Saturday. They are currently tied with six points at the top of table with Baskonia, whom they will host at Lezama on Saturday. It will be the team’s toughest game of the year so far and and opportunity to solidify their place as the frontrunners in the league.
Athletic Alirón 2006 5-1 Bermeo
Athletic’s Infantil C team, known as Alirón 2006, put last week’s draw behind them on Saturday when they beat Bermeo 5-1 at Lezama. They have now picked up seven points from the first three matches of the season and will be back in action on Saturday when they will travel to take on Retuerto Sport.
Cultural Durango 1-5 Athletic San Mamés 2007
Athletic’s Alevin A team, known as San Mamés 2007, won their second match in a row on Saturday be defeating Cultural Durango 5-1. Manager Joseba Bikandi has led the team to a +10 goal difference over the first three games of the season and will look to continue their unbeaten streak on Saturday when they host Arratia at Lezama.
Athletic Alirón 2007 4-2 Balmaseda
Saturday’s 4-2 victory over Balmaseda saw Athletic’s Alevin B team, known as Alirón 2007, stay perfect on the season. They have won both of their matches this year, but will play their first game away from home on Saturday when they travel to face off with Zalla.
Athletic San Mamés 2008 4-6 Gazteak
San Mamés 2008, Athletic Club’s Alevin C team, kicked off their season on Saturday at Lezama by losing 6-4 to Gazteak. It wasn’t the start to the year that they were hoping for and the Katxorros will be looking to pick up their first points in one week when they hit the road for a game against Sestao River.
Loiola Indautxu 0-7 Athletic Alirón 2008
The Alevin D team, Alirón 2008, had much better luck in their first game of the season. They beat Loiola Indautxu 7-0 on the road to earn three important points and will try to build on that momentum Saturday when they welcome Erandio at Lezama.
Karabigane 3-5 Athletic 1898 2008
Athletic’s Alevin E team, known as 1898 2008, also started their season with a win. Ander Breda’s squad traveled to play Karabigane on Saturday and were able to pull off a thrilling 5-3 victory. They will host Getxo Futbola at Lezama on Saturday with hopes of keeping their perfect record alive and well.