2-1: Almeria ‘B’ succumb to first defeat of season

Despite Gilbert’s opener put the youth squad in front in a highly competitive match, Alhaurin de la Torre staged a comeback to get all 3 points


Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. The UD Almería ‘B’ lads suffered their first defeat of the season in a match in which they actually deserved more. Despite Gilbert’s opener, Alhaurín de la Torre ended up completing a late comeback in the last minutes. The Academy players played a really competitive clash. However, 2-1 was the final result and the Indálicos are now ready to think about next Tuesday’s league match (kick-off 6pm) hosting Torredonjimeno at the Pedro Pérez Sports Complex (Tito Pedro).

During the opening 45 minutes, both sides displayed some dazzling skills to score goals. There were no outstanding actions until the final stage, both at the hands of the Almería ‘B’ contenders and with the leading role of Kevin Bautista. In the first of them, the post prevented Óscar Fernández's boys from getting ahead, while in the second, it was the goalie who made a superb save. 

The 0-1 took place in the second half. Rojas who started a very good play down the right wing and, after reaching the goal line, sent a reverse pass to peer Gilbert who did not hesitate to open the scoring. It was the attacker's third goal in three consecutive games.

With the advantage on the score, there were some opportunities created in the shooting zone to have extended their lead, yet, with 77 on the clock, the hosts tied with a header in a set-piece. The aerial game would end up causing havoc in the box, since just 4 minutes later, the final 2-1 arrive right from a corner-kick.

Almeria ‘B’ continued to fight for their team’s badge but nothing could be done to get the away points. In the last minutes before the final whistle, Kevin Bautista was sent off after receiving a second yellow card. The ‘B’ team products experienced the first defeat this season in Tercera Division RFEF

Match facts:

Alhaurín de la T'orre CF: Navarro (Barea, 46’), De Wit, Sergio Castillo, Galdeano (Amaro, 46’), José Sánchez (Foncuberta, 74’), Montero, Ballesteros, Stefi (Ferrete, 29’), Hugo, Álvaro (Jarauta, 46’) and Vela.

UD Almería ‘B’: Fuoli; Vertiz (Víctor Blanco, 84’), David Cuenca, Aitor Puñal, Fermín, Kevin Bautista, Andrei, Rojas, Hugo Neves (Jean Marco, 46’), Gilbert and Raúl Caballero (Lokosa, 66’).

Goals: 0-1, 54’: Gilbert. 1-1, 77’: Sergio Castillo. 2-1, 81’: Ferret.

Referee: Gutiérrez Perera from the Sevillian Referees School. He booked home team players De Wit, Sergio Castillo, Ferrete, Bernal, Foncuberta and Vela, as well as visitors Raúl Caballero and David Cuenca. In addition, Kevin Bautista was sent off after a second yellow card.

Observations: Matchday 5. Tercera Division RFEF. Group IX. The meeting was played at the Los Manantiales ground in Alhaurín de la Torre.