Bilbao Athletic earned a hard-fought 1-0 away win against CD Calahorra in their Segunda Federación Group 2 clash on Sunday. It was the tenth consecutive victory for Carlos Gurpegui’s team and it leaves them six points clear of second placed Tudelano at the top of the table after twelve games of the 2023-34 season.
Calahorra, from the La Rioja region about an hour and forty-five minutes drive from Bilbao, are a mid-table side and they frustrated the visitors for almost an hour before Urko Izeta broke the deadlock and scored what turned out to be the only goal of the game.
Next weekend Bilbao Athletic welcome Tudelano to Lezama for a top-of-the-table crunch match and the chance to deal a direct blow to their closest title rivals.
Earlier in the day, CD Basconia had beaten SD Leioa 3-1 at home in their Tercera Federación Group 4 fixture. The fell behind early on but equalised just before half time through Aimar Vicandi. Vicandi got his second of the game with ten minutes remaining to give Basconia the lead and Ieltxu García clinched it with the third in the 87th minute.
Basconia are now fifth in the table on twenty points after eleven games. They are six points behind the league leaders, CD Vitoria and they face a tough looking away trip to CD Deusto next weekend.