Europa League: Linfield 1-1 B36 Tórshavn

Michael Carvill scores Linfield's goal against B36 Torshavn

Linfield are through to the second qualifying round of the Europa League after a 1-1 draw with B36 Tórshavn at Mourneview Park on Thursday night.

Michael Carvill, who scored in the 2-1 first leg victory in the Faroe Islands, put the Blues into a 19th-minute lead with a close-range finish.

Tórshavn equalised through a penalty by Adeshina Lawal who had been brought down by home keeper Jonathan Tuffey.

Tórshavn mounted late pressure but Linfield hung on to progress.

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A 1-1 draw at home to B36 Torshavn is enough to give Linfield a 3-2 aggregate win in the Europa League.

The Irish Premiership runners-up now face AIK Solna of Stockholm in the second qualifying round.

After their first leg victory, Warren Feeney's men were favourites to progress.

But, in the end, it was a nervy victory as Tórshavn sought the second goal which would have taken the match to extra-time.

Tuffey was called on to make a couple of early saves - from Lawal and Lukasz Cieslewicz - while home striker Andrew Waterworth shot into the side-netting.

The Linfield goal came from an Aaron Burns cross-cum-shot, with Carvill swooping to score from just a yard out.

Ivan Sproule then fired straight at keeper Tórdur Thomsen while Waterworth hit the near post with a shot just before half-time.

Tórshavn got level three minutes into the second half when keeper Tuffey brought down Lawal who rifled the penalty straight down the middle.

Rogvi Poulsen just failed to get a scoring touch on a dangerous cross while Lawal had a shot blocked.

Linfield: Tuffey, Richards, Hegarty, Haughey, Matthew Clarke, Lowry, Burns (Ross Clarke 72), Mulgrew, Sproule, Waterworth (Thompson 86), Carvill (Callacher 86).

Not used: Ross Glendinning, Reece Glendinning, Quinn, Morrow.

B36 Torshavn: Thomsen, Faero, Eysturoy, Thorleifsson (Adrian Cieslewicz 56), Hordur Askham, Jacobsen, Mellemgaard, Matras (Sorensen 84), Rogvi Poulsen, Lukasz Cieslewicz, Lawal.

Not used: Trygvi Askham, Danielsen, Simun Joensen, Heinesen, Nielsen.

Ref: Thoroddur Hjaltalin (Iceland).

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