Europa League round-up
Exits galore for Welsh and Irish sides in Europa League
Last Updated: July 13, 2012 7:09am
It was a disappointing night for Welsh and Northern Irish sides as they crashed out of the Europa League at the first qualifying stage.
Cliftonville went into their tie against Kalmar with high hopes after winning the first leg 1-0 but fell to a 4-0 defeat in Sweden.
Bangor had held Moldovan outfit Zimbru to a 0-0 draw at home but were edged out 2-1 in the away leg.
Crusaders produced a spirited display in Norway, losing just 1-0 to Rosenborg to go out by four goals on aggregate.
Llanelli went into their game against Finnish side KuPS trailing 2-1 from the first leg and despite scoring first from the spot eventually suffered a 3-2 aggregate defeat.
The results mean Portadown were the only side from Wales or Northern Ireland to progress having beaten Macedonian side Shkendija 2-1 at home on Tuesday.
The evening also ended in elimination for League of Ireland side Bohemians who went down 5-1 to Icelandic side Thor despite opening the scoring.
But there was better news for St Patrick's who managed an away goal in extra-time to edge past Icelandic team IBV.