Substitute Dean Ebbe scored within two minutes of coming off the bench to send The New Saints into the Champions League second qualifying round.

Kosova’s Feronikeli scored two late goals to secure a draw in the first leg at Park Hall, leaving the Welsh champions needing to score in Pristina.

Chances were few in a nervy first half at the Stadium Fadil Vokrri.

Ebbe replaced Adrian Cieslewicz on 65 minutes and made an instant impact to head in Simon Spender’s cross.

Saints can now look forward to facing Danish champions FC Copenhagen in the second qualifying round, with the first leg to be played on 23 or 24 July.

Feronikeli drop into the Europa League, where they will come up against either Slovan Bratislava of Slovakia or Montenegro side Sutjeska.

Line-ups

Feronikeli

  • 12Smakiqi
  • 4Dabiqaj
  • 5LladrovciBooked at 90mins
  • 10FazliuBooked at 90mins
  • 9ZekaSubstituted forTopalliat 64′minutes
  • 7HotiSubstituted forAgostinho da Silvaat 72′minutes
  • 21Islami
  • 99HoxhaBooked at 84mins
  • 20BojkuBooked at 52minsSubstituted forMalajat 82′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 24Rexha
  • 33Prekazi

Substitutes

  • 6Thaqi
  • 11Agostinho da Silva
  • 14Malaj
  • 15Potoku
  • 18Topalli
  • 19Doshlaku
  • 93Troshupa

The New Saints

  • 1Harrison
  • 4Davies
  • 9DraperSubstituted forNembhardat 80′minutes
  • 2Spender
  • 8Brobbel
  • 6RoutledgeBooked at 62mins
  • 24Harrington
  • 11CieslewiczSubstituted forEbbeat 65′minutes
  • 10Redmond
  • 14Mullan
  • 23EdwardsBooked at 42mins

Substitutes

  • 5Hughes
  • 17Ebbe
  • 19Clark
  • 20Nembhard
  • 21Byrne
  • 25Roberts
  • 32Whitehouse
Referee:
Espen Eskas

Live Text

Match ends, Feronikeli 0, The New Saints 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Feronikeli 0, The New Saints 1.

Booking

Lapidar Lladrovci (Feronikeli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Argjend Malaj (Feronikeli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Astrit Fazliu (Feronikeli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Yll Hoxha (Feronikeli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Feronikeli. Argjend Malaj replaces Besmir Bojku.

Substitution

Substitution, The New Saints. Joash Nembhard replaces Greg Draper.

Substitution

Substitution, Feronikeli. Jean Carioca replaces Mendurim Hoti.

Goal!

Goal! Feronikeli 0, The New Saints 1. Dean Ebbe (The New Saints) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, The New Saints. Dean Ebbe replaces Adrian Cieslewicz.

Substitution

Substitution, Feronikeli. Jetmir Topalli replaces Mevlan Zeka.

Booking

Jonathon Routledge (The New Saints) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Besmir Bojku (Feronikeli) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Second Half

Second Half begins Feronikeli 0, The New Saints 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Feronikeli 0, The New Saints 0.

Booking

Aeron Edwards (The New Saints) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.