Match report

Europa League 1st qualifying round 2nd leg
7 Jul 2011 / The Gnoll

Neath FC


Aalesunds FK

53' Michael Barrantes
79' Magnus Sylling Olsen
Neath fall to heavy aggregate defeat
NEATH'S hopes of a Europa League comeback were ended as Norwegians Aalesund completed a comprehensive 6-1 aggregate win.
The Eagles' chances were dashed with a 4-1 first leg defeat and they were beaten by two second-half goals in the return tie at The Gnoll.
But the hosts were the better side for spells during the first half and created by far the better chances, but were guilty of missing golden opportunities.
Luke Bowen had penalty appeals turned down when he went down inside the box and then headed narrowly wide from a deep cross before smashing a fierce drive just wide of the far post.
Home keeper Lee Kendall kept out a fierce 25-yarder from Jonathan Parr, but Neath responded when Lee Trundle’s free-kick from just outside the area forced keeper Jonas Sandqvist to scramble across his line.
Craig Hughes slid his shot wide from the rebound when it seemed impossible to kiss and the Eagles paid the price when, early in the second-half, Michael Barrantes netted.
Magnus Olsen then added another 12 minutes from time to wrap-up a flattering scoreline.
Lee Kendall
Ian Hillier
Jack Lewis
Kristian O'Leary
Matthew Rees
Matty Collins
Paul Fowler
Craig Hughes
Lee Trundle
Luke Bowen
Adie Harris
Jonas Sandqvist
Amund Skiri
Edvard Skagestad
Ville Jalasto
Magnus Sylling Olsen
Peter Orry Larsen
Jonathan Parr
Daniel Arnefjord
Demar Phillips
Solomon Okoronkwo
Michael Barrantes
Kerry Nicholas
Chris Jones
Kevin Cooper
Liam Thomas
Luke Cummings
Gary Preen
Kerry Morgan
Sten Grytebust
Christian Myklebust
Kjell Rune Sellin
Didrik Flotre
Robert Sandnes
Fredrik Ulvestad
Lars Fuhre
Kerry Morgan > Craig Hughes 57'
Chris Jones > Paul Fowler 63'
Gary Preen > Luke Bowen 83'
58' Didrik Flotre > Demar Phillips
81' Robert Sandnes > Magnus Sylling Olsen
85' Fredrik Ulvestad > Michael Barrantes
Luke Bowen 54'
Jack Lewis 71'
Christof Dierick (BEL)
Aalesunds win 6-1 on aggregate.