Match report

Europa League 1st qualifying round 1st leg
30 Jun 2011 / Color Line Stadium

Aalesunds FK (NOR)


Neath FC

Lars Fuhre 35'
Magnus Sylling Olsen 37'
Fredrik Ulvestad (p) 48'
Kjell Rune Sellin 77'
23' Lee Trundle
Baptism of fire for Neath
Aalesund v NeathNEATH'S first foray into Europe started encouragingly but ended in disaster with a 4-1 defeat to Aalesund in Norway.
Making his European debut, former Swansea striker Lee Trundle put the Eagles in front against the run of play with a well-taken free-kick on 23 minutes.
But two goals inside three minutes from Lars Fuhre and Magnus Sylling Olsen gave the hosts the lead before half-time.
Three minutes into the second half, Fredrik Ulvestad scored from the penalty spot for the hosts before a fourth from Kjell Rune Sellin.
Neath manager Terry Boyle, in his first competitive game in charge, said he was proud of his side's efforts despite defeat.
"It was great experience for the club, great experience for the young lads in the squad and hopefully we'll learn and benefit from it," he told BBC Sport Wales.
"Obviously I've got to take the plusses out of it and be upbeat with the performance we put in. From our point of view we'll take a lot of plusses out of it."
Photo: Neath's Paul Fowler keeps a watchful eye on Jason Morrison [Gareth Hughes].
Jonas Sandqvist
Jonathan Tollas
Magnus Sylling Olsen
Jason Morrison
Jonathan Parr
Daniel Arnefjord
Enar Jaager
Fredrik Ulvestad
Lars Fuhre
Solomon Okoronkwo
Michael Barrantes
Lee Kendall
Ian Hillier
Jack Lewis
Kristian O'Leary
Matty Collins
Chris Jones
Paul Fowler
Lee Trundle
Luke Bowen
Adie Harris
Kerry Morgan
Sten Grytebust
Amund Skiri
Edvard Skagestad
Peter Orry Larsen
Demar Phillips
Kjell Rune Sellin
Didrik Flotre
Kerry Nicholas
Matthew Rees
Craig Hughes
Kevin Cooper
Liam Thomas
Luke Cummings
Gary Preen
Demar Phillips > Lars Fuhre 58'
Kjell Rune Sellin > Okoronkwo 58'
Didrik Flotre > Olsen 78'
44' Luke Cummings > Ian Hillier
53' Craig Hughes > Kerry Morgan
86' Matthew Rees > Chris Jones
Daniel Arnefjord 90'
47' Lee Kendall
64' Adie Harris
83' Luke Bowen
90' Matty Collins
Domagoj Vuckov (CRO)