UD Almería U19 A take huge step towards Spanish Cup U19
The Academy prospects, who are on a six-game unbeaten run, beat CF Alhendín Balompié away from home (0-1) and leapfrogged next fourth-placed rivals Málaga CF U19 at home
The UD Almería Under-19s 'A', who compete in the Division de Honor, has taken a huge step towards the Copa del Rey U19 by beating Granada-based outfit CF Alhendín at home Balompié 0-1 with a winning goal from Juanjo (Matchday 13/ Group IV).
The Academy Rojiblancos sit 5th in the standings with 22 points, the same as Málaga CF U19, who occupy the fourth position, behind third-placed Cádiz CF U19 with 25 points, second-placed Betis U19 with 32 points and pacesetters Sevilla FC U19 (37).
The Copa del Rey U19 is played by the top four of each of the seven groups of the Division of Honor tier, and the four best fifth once the first half of the season is over with four Matchdays to go. UD Almería U19 'A' are the best of all of them. With a completely new squad and with players who last season were in part of the under-19s 'B', the team led by Zeus Carmona are on a high.
On Matchday 7, they were ranked 10th with 10 points; on Matchday 6, they have not lost adding three victories and as many draws that have placed them in a good position to enter Spanish tournament. The objective will be to remain in the VIP zone over the four remaining matches of the first stage of the campaign. On the weekend of 25-26 November, they will be hosting Málaga CF U19 at home for a vital match. Then, the lads will have two trips against La Cañada and Cádiz CF U19, and will close out the first half of the season again by playing hosts to current leaders Sevilla FC U19. A busy and tough-looking calendar, but the team is on the right track.
UD ALMERÍA YOUTH TEAMS WEEKEND RESULTS
The rest of the UD Almería Academy youth sides have recorded 10 victories and two home defeats. UD Almería Under-19s 'B' lost 0-3 to Poli Ejido, but remain third in the Liga Nacional standings, while the under-14s 'A' were thrashed by Córdoba CF 1-4. The ten victories, apart from that of the under-19s 'A', were clinched by U16s 'A' (1-0 against Puerto Malagueño), U16s 'B' (3-1 against At. Jaén), under-12s 'B' (0-5 in Las Norias), A (5-0 to Poli Ejido), the junior B (0-10 in Cantoria), under-10s 'A' (0-10 to Poli Almería), the under-10s 'B' (10-0 at Retamar El Toyo), the under-8s 'A' (11-1 at Eda CF) and the under-8s 'B' (10-0 at Las Norias CF B).
All of them, with the exception of UD Almería U14 'A', occupy privileged positions in their respective competitions.