Paul Heatley scored twice as Crusaders defeated B36 (©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton)


Crusaders are through to the next round of the Europa League following a 3-2 victory over B36 in the Faroe Islands thanks to goals from Jordan Forsythe and Paul Heatley.

The Crues, already two goals to the good after the first leg, got off to an ideal start in Torshavn when Forsythe fired a free-kick from the edge of the six-yard box high into the net.

Heatley then doubled the lead just before the half-hour mark with a low 25-yard drive past keeper Hans Jørgensen inside the far post.

The home side hit back with two goals either side of the break.

Hugin Samuelsen connected with a cross from the left to beat Sean O'Neill from close range before, on 51 minutes, Lukasz Cieslewicz levelled on the night after Stefan Radosavljevic cut the ball back into his path.

But, on 68 minutes, Heatley sealed the win for the Crues - and a 5-2 aggregate victory - with a finish beyond Jørgensen from just inside the area.

Stephen Baxter's side now face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Second Qualifying Round with the first leg at Molineux next week.

B36: Jørgensen, Eriksen, Næs, Petersen, M. Jacobsen, Nielsen, Frederiksberg, Radosavlevic, Cieslewicz, E. Jacobsen, H. Samuelsen subs Hansen (not used), Agnarsson (replaced Samuelsen 72), Mellemgaard (not used), B. Jacobsen (not used), G. Samuelsen (replaced Næs 83), Thomsen (not used), Przybylski (replaced E. Jacobsen 62)

Crusaders: O'Neill, Burns, Hegarty, Beverland, Lowry, Caddell, Forsythe, Ruddy, J. Owens, Heatley, Clarke subs H. Doherty (not used), Ward (not used), Rn. Hale (not used), Rr. Hale (replaced Caddell 65), Cushley (replaced Owens 83), O'Rourke (not used), Thompson (replaced Forsythe 86)

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