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Coleraine and Glentoran both had 1-0 wins at home in Europa League preliminary ties on Thursday night.
The Bannsiders beat La Fiorita from San Marino thanks to a late goal from James McLaughlin.
Oran Kearney's men go to Maribor in Slovenia in the first qualifying round next week.
FT #EuropaLeague prelim @ColeraineFC 1@lafiorita1967 0— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 20, 2020
James McLaughlin with late winner for Bannsiders #UEL
Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Canning, Jarvis, Doherty, Lowry, McLaughlin, Carson, O'Donnell, Traynor, Allen subsGallagher (not used), Douglas (not used), Bradley (replaced Allen 62), Tweed (not used), Parkhill (not used), Nixon (replaced Carson 46), McGuckin (not used)
James McLaughlin on target to trigger Coleraine celebrations. Pics: NIFL.
Meanwhile, the Glens will travel to Scottish Premiership side Motherwell after overcoming Faroe Islands club HB Torshavn.
Ruaridhri Donnelly set up Robbie McDaid to fire in a brilliant first half winner at the Oval:
FT: #EuropaLeague @Glentoran 1— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 20, 2020
HB Torshavn 0
Irish Cup final hero @RobbieMcDaid with another winner. Great strike on 42 mins decides the prelim tie in driving rain at an almost empty Oval and sets Glens up for 1st round trip to @MotherwellFC next week
📸 GFC #UEL pic.twitter.com/tRfHQqEHYD
Glentoran: Coleing, Kane, Bigirimana, Gallagher, Donnelly, McDaid, McClean, Clucas, Marron, O'Neill, Cowan subsBrown (not used), McCullough (replaced Clucas 68), Mitchell (not used), Stewart (replaced Donnelly 83), McDonagh (replaced O'Neill 72), O'Connor (not used), Crowe (not used)
New signing, former Motherwell midfielder Gaël Bigirimana, was named man of the match.
He's now set for a return to Fir Park.
Stephen Robinson's team will be firm favourites but the Glens plan to give it a go:
🎥 @Glentoran boss @MickMcDermott says they’re not going to @MotherwellFC next week in the #EuropaLeague “for a day trip, to make up the numbers” - they’re going to win. After a debut clean sheet, new GFC Gibraltar international keeper @DayleColeing agrees: “Anything can happen” pic.twitter.com/rzZc5YQ3tb— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 20, 2020
Credit to all the players on Thursday night for performing in conditions like this:
🎥 So the Glens storm into the next round of the Europa League away to @MotherwellFC next Thursday - then the heavens open at the Oval. @Glentoran pic.twitter.com/fYg3AvGFMU— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 20, 2020
Finally, best wishes to Northern Ireland's record goalscorer...
Linfield manager David Healy has been injured in a fall at home.
The Blues say the 41-year-old has undergone surgery, is recovering in hospital and hopes to be discharged soon.
@OfficialBlues boss and @NorthernIreland legend David Healy has been injured in a fall at home. Linfield say he’s had surgery and is recovering. Get well soon. https://t.co/03iNjzwWVV— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 20, 2020