Warren Feeney heaves sigh of relief as Linfield defeat B36 Torshavn

Linfield's Aaron Burns celebrates
Linfield's Aaron Burns celebrates

Warren Feeney breathed a sigh of relief as Linfield booked their place in the second qualifying round of the Europa League on Tuesday night.

A 1-1 draw at Mourneview Park completed a 3-2 aggregate win over B36 Torshavn.

Michael Carvill followed up last week’s heroics with Linfield’s goal last night - Adeshina Lawal scored from the penalty spot for the Faroese visitors.

The win sets up an enticing showdown with Swedish outfit AIK Solna in the next round.

“We conceded the penalty less than a minute after the restart, and we had to hold out for the remainder of the game,” Feeney said.

“We knew it would be a tough test because Torshavn are into their season and they are sharp and fit.

“We had to dig in and show character and we did that tonight. Over the two legs we had to graft and work hard and we got the result we deserved.

“It now sets up a great tie against a quality side like AIK Solna which is a game we are looking forward to. All the pressure will be on them.”

Carvill tapped home in the 17th minute to ease any early nerves for the Blues, but Lawal’s second half penalty provided a nervy grandstand finish for Feeney’s men.

“We had a few players out on their feet near the end - they will feel it tomorrow,” Feeney added.

“We had to use our substitutions wisely.”