Lezama Weekend Recap: Big Wins On The Road
Real Unión 1-0 Bilbao Athletic
Bilbao Athletic suffered their second straight loss on the road as the Katxorros fell 1-0 to Real Unión at Stadium Gal. It hasn’t been a smooth transition under new manager Aritz Solabarrieta but the team will have to chance to pick up important points on 5 January when they host Vitoria at Lezama. For now they sit seven points off of the last promotional playoff spot in the league table.
CD Basconia 2-0 Beasain
CD Basconia ended their three game winless streak on Saturday by beating Beasain 2-0 at home. Ruben Azcona put the team ahead in the 32nd minute and defender Aitor Paredes added the second just a few minutes after halftime. New manager Iban Fuentes now has his first win and will be looking to build on the momentum on 6 January on the road against Lagun Onak.
Getxo 0-2 Athletic Juvenil A
It’s been a difficult year for Athletic’s Juvenil A team and an away trip to Getxo on Saturday guaranteed another tough challenge. The two sides were evenly matched in the first half, but the Katxorros responded after the break to take all three points. Marco Diliberto gave Athletic the lead in the 62nd minute and Diego Fernández doubled the score just nine minutes before the final whistle. The 2-0 win was needed to start building confidence but it won’t get any easier. The team will be back in action on 20 January when they host a very strong Eibar side at Lezama.
Indartsu 1-2 Athletic Juvenil B
After last week’s surprise loss to Danok Bat the Athletic Juvenil B team understood the importance of winning on Saturday. They made the trip to Indartsu and came away with all three points in a 2-1 victory. Adrián Trespalacios and Beñat Gerenabarrena were the goalscorers for the Katxorros who now sit just two points off of Real Sociedad at the top of the league table. The team will next host Alavés at Lezama on 6 January with a win potentially moving Athletic to the top of the standings.
Athletic Cadete A 1-2 Alavés
The Athletic Cadete A team couldn’t extend their four game unbeaten streak as they fell 2-1 to Alavés on Saturday with Ibai Asenjo scoring the lone goal. Currently sitting 8th in the table with 24 points, the Katxorros will try to get back on track on 6 January when they travel to Getxo.
Athletic Cadete B 5-2 Danok Bat
What a season it’s been for Athletic’s Cadete B squad. The team hasn’t lost a game all year and extended their lead over Leioa at the top of the league table to 4 points with a 5-2 win over Danok Bat on Saturday. Ibon Sánchez scored a brace while Ekhi Ibarra, Aitor Vega, and Aimar Peña added a goal of their own in the victory at Lezama. Next up is a trip to Cultural Durango on 6 January.
Athletic Infantil A – No Match
Athletic Infantil B – No Match
Montefuerte 2-3 Athletic Infantil C
Unlike the others, the Athletic Infantil C team were in action on Saturday in a difficult road game against Montefuerte. Arredondo, Huestamendia, and Kortazar all scored to hand the Katxorros a 3-2 win which snapped their two game winless streak.
Athletic Alevin A-E – No Matches
The Alevin teams are on Holiday and will resume play during the second weekend of January.