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This was Costa's first home game of the season and Bigastro were the visitors. The opening 20 mins of the game were quite even with both teams having chances. Bigastro however took advantage of some slack tracking back from the Costa midfield and opened up the home defence on 18 mins. This seemed to knock the confidence on some Costa players who then drifted out of the game and did'nt compete in tackles and were unable to hold the ball for a period of time in which Bigastro took full advantage and added more misery on 23,28,30 & 34 mins to go 5 - 0 up with no reply. Gummi Gudmundsson , Aiden Sullivan and Charlie Frost and the tiredless tracking down of lone striker Patrick Bass kept Costa going and on 36 mins Costa got their 1st ever federation goal from a free kick on the right from way outside the area converted by Alex. Unfortunately the visitors added a further goal of their own just before half time on 39 mins to go in at half time 6 - 1 up.
Second half saw the young Costa players play with more believe and also mixed it up with some tough tackling which to the referee's credit let the game flow. Luke Deegan, Gummi Gudmundsson & Aiden Sullivan teased the visitors with some great trickery and skill on the ball going forward which led to some Bigastro players lashing out and picking up a couple of yellow cards on the way. Costa dispite the scoreline seemed to have rattled the visitors but just could'nt finish of several great attacks. Bigastro on the other hand hurt Costa on the counter attack and added two further goals on 52 & 55 mins. This did'nt unlike the first half knock Costa's spirit and for the final 20 minutes entertained the home crowd with a superb display and with Gudmundsson causing havoc in the visitors box this created a chance for Jack O'Brien to get Costa's second on 72 mins to the delight of the home fans. Bigastro to their credit finished of any chance they created and on 77 mins added a further goal to take the 3 points.
Next week see's Costa travel to Santa Domingo C.F.
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