Uphill task for Glentoran
Glentoran were left with a mountain to climb in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League first qualifying round tie, after crashing to a 3-0 defeat at KR Reykjavik.
Gudmundur Reynir Gunnarsson put the Icelandic side in front in the 12th minute and Kjartan Finnbogason doubled their lead 20 minutes later. Bjorglfur Takefusa added a third shortly after the hour mark to leave Glentoran hoping for a miracle back in Belfast next week.
Port Talbot also have it all to do in the second leg after suffering a hefty 3-1 defeat to TPS Turcu in Finland, with their opponents' goals all coming in an 11-minute first-half spell. Riku Ruski's brace, either side of Babatunde Wusu's strike on the half-hour, put the hosts firmly in control. Martin Rose grabbed one back in the 70th minute for the Welsh side, who were playing their first European match in their 109-year history.
Elsewhere, there was late drama for Portadown who were reduced to 10 men and conceded a last-gasp equaliser against Skonto Riga. Richard Lecky put the hosts ahead in the 38th minute and they appeared to be cruising to victory before Chris Ramsey was dismissed for a second bookable offence two minutes from time. And they could be left ruing a missed opportunity after Juris Laizans levelled in stoppage time for the Latvians.
There was better news for Dundalk, who battled to a 3-3 draw at CS Grevenmacher in Luxembourg. Faz Kudozovic put the visitors ahead in the 26th minute and Wayne Hatswell doubled their lead shortly after half time, but Grevenmacher came back through Tim Heinz, Gabriel Gaspar and Almeida Da Silva. However, Dundalk grabbed what could prove to be a valuable equaliser 10 minutes from time when the unfortunate Khalid Benichou turned the ball into his own net.
Llanelli were also held to a draw but managed to twice come from behind against Tauras. Marius Kisys scored the visitors' opener in the 11th minute but Wyn Thomas levelled eight minutes later before Kisys grabbed his second of the game almost immediately afterwards. Llanelli were again back on level terms moments after the interval thanks to captain Stuart Jones. Chris Holloway is set to miss the return leg in Lithuania after he was sent off two minutes from time.