Late goal gives Serbian side FK Vojvodina advantage over Connah’s Quay in Europa League tie
Gap Connah’s Quay’s tasted their first ever European competitive defeat on Thursday night as FK Vojvodina secured a late victory in Novi Sad writes the Wales FA.
Andy Morrison’s men defended well and often during the opening period and almost fell behind to Nikola Trujic’s 44th minute effort. Luckily, the inside of John Danby’s right hand post pushed the ball back into open play rather than into the back of his net.
This escape meant that the Nomads had not conceded a Europa League goal in their first 3 halves of football in the competition.
The Serbians were playing their 50th UEFA Europa League match, and their class ultimately told with 4 minutes remaining as Aleksandar Palocevic lobbed heroic Danby to secure a first leg victory for the home side.
This first ever competitive European defeat leaves Andy Morrison’s men with plenty to do in the second leg next Thursday as they host Vojvodina at Rhyl FC but this tie is very much alive.
Following the game Andy Morrison said that he was ‘Very proud’ of his players and added: ‘John Danby kept us in the game against an exceptional team. We’re still in it and we’ll have a go at them next week. If we can get an early goal against them we will then be able to se what they’re really made of’.
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