WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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NEWTOWN bowed out of the Europa League after a 5-1 aggregate defeat at the hands of FC Copenhagen.

But there was no disgrace in a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of the Danish giants with Tom Goodwin, who was playing Spar Mid Wales League football a few years ago, scoring a consolation goal for the Robins.

Marvin Pourie headed home in the 28th-minute for the visitors before Nicolai Jorgensen slotted in a spot kick five minutes before the break after a foul on Verbic by Kieran Mills-Evans.

Pourie added another six minutes into the second half and then was denied a hat-trick by the woodwork before Goodwin scored to send the home crowd of 1,420 into raptures.

"I'm really really proud, not just tonight but of what's happened in the last month," said Newtown manager Chris Hughes.

"To win a first qualifying round tie was a huge achievement for this club.

"And to come up against a team who were playing in the Champions League two years ago and go out there and play the way we did - I think the players acquitted themselves really well."