Saturday 21 st May 2011.
( J. Pedraza 25 min .) ( A. Sullivan 26 mins & G. Lawton 39 min.)
Sponsored by : Morgans Bar & Amber Pools.
This week was a massive game for Costa due to the unsavoury build up all week before this a game even started. Costa the smaller and younger team started of a little nervous & could'nt get the ball out of their half for the opening 20 mins. San Miguel missed a few chances but the Costa boys defended well, with Jamie Cockroft & Glen Lawton outstanding in the heart of the defence. Costa could of taken the lead when a break down the left by Aidan Sullivan saw his effort go just wide. On 25 mins San Miguel were awarded a free kick which saw Joaquin Pedraza convert the effort to take a 1 - 0 lead to the delight of the hostile home crowd. But to Costa's credit they bounced back on 26 mins with Aidan Sullivan netting his first goal for his new club. Now Costa had the believe to go on and attack and with Jake Burnip,Adam Walker & Callum Gildeaa dominating midfield it was Costa 's passing on a very difficult surface which upset the home team & they found it hard to live with. San Miguel always looked dangerous with their long ball tactics & with older players & using players from other teams to help their cause but it was Costa who didnt want half time to come & were unlucky to be level at half time 1 - 1.
Costa gave 11 - side debuts to many players who all responded well including Paul Lapham, Jordan Marshall, Coner James, Alex Anger, Patrick Sullivan & Scott Brunton and in the second half on 39 mins saw Glen Lawton latch on to a cross and head the ball into the net and send the away supporters wild. Costa then took control of large periods of the game due to great effort and performances from Luke Deegan, Charlie Frost, Cesar Augusto, & Kristjan & Gummi Gudmundsson all playing the ball simple on the deck.Patrick Bass run the home defence ragged & Costa should of gone on to score more to their tally but they were estatic on the final whistle to win 2 - 1 against a well organised federation team.
A big thank you to Ariel the San Miguel manager for refereeing the game & to all his players for giving us their time allowing us to gain valuble experience & for their hospitality.
If you would like to play for friendly club with F.A. Qualified coaches & at a sensible price with fantastic facilities then come along on Tuesdays & Thursdays 18.30 - 20.00 . or contact club secretary George :679 77 44 88 or www.orihuelacostafc.com for more info.