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Coleraine, Ballymena United and Derry City all bow out of Europe

Graham Luney

Coleraine, Ballymena United and Derry City all bowed out of Europe a few hours after Crusaders' heartbreaking Europa League exit.

A goal in the dying seconds from Arturs Karasausks sent FK Liepaja through on the away goals rule against Crusaders in Latvia and their Danske Bank Premiership rivals couldn't mastermind sensational comebacks last night.

The Bannsiders restored some pride with a battling scoreless draw with FK Haugesund in the second leg of their Europa League qualifier at the Showgrounds but crashed out 7-0 on aggregate.

Ballymena United conceded two late goals at Seaview to lose 5-0 on aggregate to Norwegian side Odd. A Leory Millar own goal and Siguard Haugen strike sunk the Sky Blues.

Derry City lost 4-1 at home to FC Midtjylland and 10-2 over the two matches. A hat-trick from giant striker Paul Onuachu and Gustav Wikheim strike made it a comfortable night for the Danes with Aaron McEneff netting a consolation at the Sligo Showgrounds.

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