NORTHERN IRISH side Larne proved to be too strong for Bala Town as they dumped the JD Cymru Premier side out of the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Ahead of last Thursday's clash in Northern Ireland, the Lakesiders trailed 1-0 from the first leg at Maes Tegid thanks to David McDaid's goal for Larne.

The same scoreline played out in the second leg too as Ronan Hale's strike was enough to see Larne advance to qualifying round two of the inaugural competition introduced for 21/22.

Playing their first ever European match at Inver Park, Larne started well in front of the 800 or so spectators at the match.

Lee Lynch went close for the home side before former Wales international Dave Edwards missed a great chance to bring Bala level just moments later.

Dean Jarvis' shot flew across the face of goal just before half time as the two sides went in level at the break on the night.

In the second half, Conor McKendry saw his effort blocked by a defender then Martin Donnelly forced a great save out of Alex Ramsay in the Bala goal.

Ramsay did well again to deny Jarvis but the deadlock was eventually broken just even minutes from time when substitute Ronan Hale netted for Larne to give them a 2-0 victory over two legs.

It was a deserved win for Tiernan Lynch's side who will now go on to face Danish club Aarhus in the next round.

Fellow JD Cymru Premier club Newtown also wave goodbye to their European campaign as, after losing 4-0 to Irish opponents Dundalk in the first leg, they lost 1-0 in the second.

There was much better luck for 20/21 JD Cymru Premier runners-up The New Saints (TNS) however as they put in a fantastic performance to beat another Northern Irish side, Glentoran, 2-0 (3-1 on aggregate).

Following a thrilling 1-1 draw in the first leg, two goals in as many first half minutes saw the Saints take control at Park Hall.

Declan McManus converted from the penalty spot after before Leo Smith - scorer of the first leg stunner in Belfast last week - converted barely seconds later.

TNS' reward is a second qualifying round contest against Lithuania’s Kauno Zalgiris.

Meanwhile, Connah's Quay, who were agonisingly beaten by Armenian side Alashkert (3-2 on agg) in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers now fall into the UEFA Europea Conference League qualifiers too as they face Albanian club Prishtina.