Brave Saints Knocked Out of Europe

A brave TNS side were tonight knocked out of the UEFA Champions League despite winning 1-0 after 90 minutes.

A late goal from Matty Williams sent the tie into extra time but Adam Gyursco’s extra time winner knocked a brave TNS side out after Sam Finley had seen red during extra time.

Gyurcso’s extra-time goal knocked The New Saints out of the Champions League second qualifying round but earlier on, a 78th minute goal from Williams had shocked the Hungarian champions and had taken the game into extra time.

Gyurcso, who scored the only goal in the first leg last week first past Pau; Harrison to knock TNS out.

With temperatures well above 30C, goalkeeper Harrison superbly denied Dinko Trebotic and Mirko Ivanovski while at the other end Wilde had a header cleared off the line.

When substitute Williams swept in Simon Spender’s cross from the right wing, it took the game to an extra 30 minutes.

Both teams slowed down in the heat during extra time, and it took a rare moment of quality from Gyurcso to finally beat Harrison.

Finley was then shown a red card two minutes from the end as tempers frayed.

 

Full time: Videoton 1-1 TNS (Videoton win 2-1 on aggregate).

 

videoton

Videoton

tns

TNS

44 Danilović (GK) 1 Harrison (GK) (C)
4 Luijckx

86
2 Spender
6 Fejes 3 Marriott
7 Gyurcsó

107 ET
6 K. Edwards
16 Filipe Oliveira

88
7 Seargeant

72
17 Pátkai 8 Finley

118 ET
18 Lang 14 Mullan

109 ET
19 Ivanovski

56
16 Rawlinson
23 Juhász (C)

67
18 Wilde
30 Szolnoki 21 A. Cieślewicz

66
33 Trebotić

16
23 A. Edwards

92 ET
Substitutes
42 Gábor (GK) 25 Mullock (GK)
3 Paulo Vinícius

67
4 Baker
5 Heffler 9 Draper

109 ET
10 Kovács

56
10 Williams

72
78
11 Koltai 19 Reed
31 Maréval 20 Darlington
46 Simon

86
22 Quigley

66