Date: Thu 04 Jul 2019

Disappointment for Barry and Met in Europe

Away goals do for Met while Barry beaten in Belfast

Cardiff Met went out of the UEFA Europa League in agonising fashion they lost their tie against Progrès Neiderkorn on away goals.

Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, an early goal was always going to help the home side, and they duly delivered in the second minute. A short free kick was played to Eliot Evans, and he floated in a teasing cross that Jordan Lam got to first and headed home.

Progrès regrouped, and began to threaten the Met goal, but some resolute defending matched on occasions by smart saves from Fuller kept Met in front, particularly from an audacious long range chip from Sebastien Thill, as the visitors looked to catch Met on the break.

Having withstood more pressure early after the restart, Met doubled their lead and took control of the tie after substitute Mael Davies was brought down inside the box. Dylan Rees converted the resulting penalty, and the Archers began to dream about the next round.

Those dreams were however smashed five minutes later, when a smart move from the visitors resulted in Mayron de Almeida volleying past Fuller to put Progrès in front on the away goals rule.

McCarthy had two efforts spectacularly saved in injury time as Met tried to find a way through, but they fell agonisingly short.

Barry meanwhile were on the wrong end of a 4-0 scoreline out in Belfast against Cliftonville.

Conor McMenamin headed the home side in front midway through the first half, heading in from a corner, before Joe Gormley struck moments before the break to double their lead.

Barry tried to fight their way back into the tie, but it was the home side enjoying most of the pressure, and two goals in three minutes late on from Conor McDermott and Rory Donnelly saw the Reds through into the next round.

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