Europa League First Qualifying Round, First leg

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Thursday, 30 Jun 2016, 22:54

A disappointing night for Bala Town and NPD Llandudno in Sweden, but Gap Connah’s Quay keep a clean sheet in a goal-less draw against Stabaek of Norway.

AIL Solna 2-0 Bala
Goals from Amin Affane and former Leicester defender, Nils-Eric Johansson was enough for the Swedish side to secure a two goal advantage before next week’s second leg.

The second leg will be played at the Corbett Sport Stadium, Rhyl next Thursday (July 7).

IFK Goteborg 5-0 NPD Llandudno
NPD Llandudno let in five goals in their Europa League qualifier in Gothenburg.

IFK scored twice in the opening ten minutes as Gustav Engvall and Soren Rieks both scored, with Emil Salomonsson also scoring for the home side before the break.

Swedish international striker, Tobias Hysen came on as a substitute after the break scoring twice to seal the win for IFK.

NPD Llandudno home leg will be held at Bangor University Stadium next Thursday (July 7).

Gap Connah’s Quay 0-0 Stabæk
Connah’s Quay manager, Andy Morrison will be disappointed with the outcome after seeing his team creating several opportunities but failed to capitalise in their home leg.

Michael Wilde, a new signing from The New Saints, put the ball in the net after heading Nathan Woolfe’s cross early in the first half – but for the referee to blow for offside.

Before the break The Nomads’ Callum Morris should have scored after heading over the crossbar.

Stabaek ruled possession but failed to create any meaningful chances, thus failing to test Connah’s Quay keeper, John Danby.

The second half again saw opportunities for Connah’s Quay as another cross in to the opposition box lead to a chance with Kearney heading the ball in to Horan’s direction, but for the defender to fail to connect in front of goal.

A frustrating night but a valuable clean sheet as the Nomads now travel to Norway for the second leg.