Barry Town United qualify for the UEFA Europa League

Barry Town United have today qualified for the preliminary round of the UEFA Europa League.

The Dragons will compete in European competition for the first time in fifteen years after beating Bala Town. 

Two goals from Kayne McLaggon, plus strikes from Drew Fahiya, captain Jordan Cotterill and loanee Momodou Touray cancelled out opening goals from Chris Venables and Kieran Smith.

After the Connah’s Quay Nomads and The New Saints qualified by reaching the Welsh Cup final last week, third place in the Welsh Premier League was assured an automatic European qualifying spot All Gavin Chesterfield’s side had to do was beat Newtown’s result today.

The club received the necessary Tier One and UEFA Licence, ensuring they would be able to compete in Europe should they finish in a position of qualification.

The Robins suffered a 6-0 hammering at Latham Park whilst Barry Town United battled from two goals down to beat Bala Town 5-2 at Maes Tegid.

It’s a return to the glory days for the Vale of Glamorgan club. They previously beat Port at Jenner Park in 2001.

Barry have done it with three games remaining with a home tie against the New Saints to come next week.

(Featured Image: Rhys Skinner)

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