Europa League: Waterworth hits double as Linfield draw 2-2 with HB Torshavn
Andy Waterworth struck twice as Linfield drew 2-2 with HB Torshavn in the Europa League qualifier first leg in the Faroe Islands.
The striker's double saw him become the club's all-time leading scorer in Europe, taking his tally to six goals.
He scored on two minutes before Adrian Justinussen levelled with a penalty.
Waterworth converted a spot-kick with two minutes remaining, but the hosts hit back within 60 seconds as Paetur Petersen headed in.
Linfield will be disappointed to twice let a lead slip but David Healy's team have the edge going into next Thursday's second leg in Belfast.
Jimmy Callacher made his 200th appearance for the Irish Premiership champions and there was a competitive debut for goalkeeper Rohan Ferguson, who made a number of fine saves.
The Blues got off to the perfect start as Waterworth connected with Chris Casement's delivery to put the visitors in front.
Sebastian Pingel hit the Linfield woodwork before Justinussen made it 2-2 after the Blues were punished for a handball.
New signing Bastien Hery cleared off the line as Torshav pushed for a second goal before the break.
Hordur Askham squandered a good chance for the Faroes side by heading wide while Blues forward Jordan Stewart was denied by keeper Teitur Gestsson.
The late drama started with Waterworth restoring Linfield's advantage after Askham's foul on substitute Kirk Millar.
It was a short-lived lead as Petersen supplied the finish from Simun Samuelsen's cross.
The winners will play either Apoel Nicosia of Cyprus or Montenegro's FK Sutjeska in the Europa League third qualifying round.
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