TNS draw Swedish opposition
- Published on Monday, 25 June 2012 10:38
THE New Saints have drawn Helsingborgs IF of Sweden in the second qualifying round of the Uefa Champions League.
HIF were comfortable winners of their domestic league last season and wrapped-up the title with three games to spare.
They then lifted the Swedish Cup, beating Kalmar 3-1 in the final, to become the first team to complete a treble of Super Cup, League and Swedish Cup titles.
Helsingborgs currently lie fifth in the Swedish First Division with 18 points from 12 games at the mid-season break and will provide formidable opposition for the Saints, who lost 4-1 on aggregate to Swedish outfit Osters IF in the 2004/5 Uefa Cup.
In the Europa League, Llanelli will face KuPS of Finland, while Huws Gray Alliance outfit Cefn Druids will play MyPa-47 of Finland, who beat TNS 2-0 on aggregate in the 2006/7 Champions League.
Bangor City were the last of the Welsh clubs out of the bowls and were handed a tie against Moldovans Zimbru Chisinau.