WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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GAP Connah's Quay hopes of causing a Europa League shock against FK Vojvodina were ended after eight minutes at Rhyl's Belle Vue.

Wes Baynes fouled Nikola Trujic just outside the box and captain Dejan Meleg sent his free kick beyond the grasp of John Danby and into the top corner to hand the Serbians a crucial away goal on top of their 1-0 first leg lead.

Danby made a good save to deny Vojvodina a second from Meleg's 27th-minute free-kick while, in a rare Nomads' attack, George Horan got a head to Lewis Short's long throw but his effort went wide.

Filip Malbasic sent the ball wide from Trujic's byline cross while Aleksandar Palocevic was off-target with a header.

Just before the break, Nathan Woolfe's shot was palmed away at full stretch by Marko Kordic and then both Woolfe and Ian Kearney saw shots blocked from the resulting Baynes corner.

Soon after the break, Horan headed wide from another Short throw into the box before Nomads conceded a penalty on 49 minutes when Horan brought down Aleksandar Palocevic and Meleg stepped-up to convert.

Horan was just unable to connect at close range with Wilde's cross and sub Les Davies headed over as Nomads went in search of a consolation goal which finally arrived on 65 minutes.

Baynes crossed from the right and Wilde was able to tap home from close range at the far post for his seventh European goal.

Nomads' manager Andy Morrison was sent to the stands by Slovak referee Peter Kralovic before Horan headed just wide of the far post from a Baynes flag kick.

A 3-1 aggregate defeat to the full-time Serbs was no disgrace for Nomads who can reflect on a highly encouraging European debut after their first round heroics in Norway.