(Aggregate 0-3)

STILL needing three goals to force extra time, Bala Town are still fighting in their Europa League encounter at home to San Marino's Tre Fiori.

They forced three early corners after the interval, one of which saw Kieran Smith having an effort blocked, before the ball was cleared.

Steven Tames came on to replace frontman Andy Mangan and he was soon picking up a yellow card for an alleged foul on the goalkeeper.

Earlier, the Lakesiders made a number of very good opportunities.

Andy Burns ball was flicked on by Kieran Smith and Ian Sheridan - who has scored so many vital goals for Bala in Europe - put his effort inches wide.

The best chance of the first half saw a cross in by Kieran Smith, while the final ball from Chris Venables trickled across the face of the visitors' goal.

The hosts also had a penalty shout turned down shortly prior to half-time when Kieran Smith was bundled over in the box.

Bala number one Ashley Morris was called into action to make a superb save from Vassalo.

Bala: Ashley Morris, Andy Burns, Sean Smith, Anthony Miley, Stuart Jones, Rob Pearson, Nathan Burke, Chris Venables, Ian Sheridan, Kieran Smith, Andy Mangan (Tames).

Subs: Vaughn Charles (gk), Stuart J Jones, Steven Tames, Evan Horwood, Ryan Valentine, Josh Jones.