Sunday, 7 July 2013

Bala look to create history

Bala will be hoping to create history when they head to Estonian league leaders Levadia Talinn this week carrying a slender 1-0  lead into the second leg of the Europa league  match up.
The Lakesiders' journey into Europe has been nothing short of a fairytale - a decade ago they were playing parks football, now the debutants stand on the precipice of recording one of the great European upsets of all time.
Ian Sheridan’s third minute strike was good enough to see the village club to victory over the seven time Estonian champions on Tuesday night at Rhyl’s Belle Vue ground.
The win ensured Bala continued their incredible 14 match winning streak which began back in February, and Manager Colin Caton believes his side can complete the job on Thursday night.
“We know what we are up against now, so we can set out a little differently and be better prepared. They need the win but a draw will be enough for us, though we aren’t going to let that affect our positive style of play. We have a great team spirit and hopefully, if we create a few chances, we can see it home,” mused Caton.
If Bala can complete the job on Thursday night, a tie with Romania’s CS Pandurii Lignitul Targu Jiu awaits.
Meanwhile, Chris Burdy kept Airbus UK Broughton’s European dreams alive as the Welsh Premier runners up drew 1-1 with Latvian side Ventspils at the Wrexham Racecourse on Thursday night.
Airbus Manager Andy Preece was positive ahead of the return leg, "We've now given ourselves a chance in the second leg and that's all we wanted to do."
Elsewhere, Welsh Cup winners Prestatyn Town face an uphill battle for progression as they went down 2-1 to ten man Liepajas Metalurgs.


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