Connah's Quay celebrate as Andy Owens scores against The New Saints [NCM Media]

Welsh Clubs Discover European Foe List As Draw Beckons

By Matthew Burgess

UEFA have whittled down the number of potential opponents Welsh clubs could face in today’s Europa League second qualifying round draw.

Connah’s Quay, The New Saints and Bala Town will all feature in the draw which will be held at midday today and streamed live online via

Connah’s Quay drop into the competition after exiting the Champions League first qualifying round, entering the ‘Champions Path’ via Group 3.

The Nomads’ possible opponentshave been narrowed down to one of:

Ararat-Armenia (ARM)

Fola Esch (LUX)

Sileks (MKD)

Buducnost Podgorica (MNE)

Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO)

Astana (KAZ)


Coming off last week’s victories in the first qualifying round, The New Saints (seeded) and Bala Town (unseeded) are in the ‘Main Path’ of the draw and will be drawn from Group 3 and Group 5 respectively.

The New Saints will face one of:

IFK Goteborg (SWE)

Coleraine (NIR)

B36 Torshavn (FRO)

Bala Town will face one of:

Aberdeen (SCO)

Standard Liege (BEL)

Willem II (NED)

Ties will be played on 17 September and will again be single-leg matches played behind closed doors.


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