Europa League Qualifying - 2nd Leg
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Europa League: FK Haugesund 2-1 Airbus UK Broughton (agg 3-2)

Andy Preece

Airbus UK Broughton bowed out of the Europa League after a gallant 2-1 defeat to FK Haugesund in Norway.

Torbjorn Agdestein scored from close range to give the hosts the lead on the night and a 2-1 aggregate advantage.

But Airbus were level seven minutes later when Mike Pearson fired home from 12 yards following a corner.

Maic Sema scored Haugesund's winner on 56 minutes before Airbus's Jordan Barrow was sent off for a second bookable offence.

It was Airbus's first defeat in European competitions, having drawn their previous three Europa League games.

Andy Preece's side, who finished runners-up in last season's Welsh Premier League, had been held to a 1-1 draw by the Norwegians in the first qualifying round first leg at Bangor's Nantporth.

Haugesund will face Bosnia-Hercegovina's FK Sarajevo in the second qualifying round.

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