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Andrew York talks to BBC Wales' Dylan Griffiths
"We had a lot of pride to play for."
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Barry manager Peter Nicholas
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Thursday, 2 August, 2001, 10:15 GMT 11:15 UK
Barry show pride to sink Porto
Mike Flynn celebrates
Mike Flynn celebrates his goal against FC Porto
Champions League
Barry Town 3, FC Porto 1 (FC Porto win 9-3 on agg)

Barry Town bounced back from last week's pounding in Portugal to record a surprise Champions League second leg win over the giants of Porto.

The home side, looking to save face after their 8-0 hammering in Portugal, made one change with Richard Kennedy coming in to replace Jamie Jenkins.

Porto made wholesale changes for the tie, with captain Jorge Costa the only survivor from the first leg and prime tormentors Deco and Pena not making the trip to Wales.

The difference between the sides was highlighted with the news that Porto had completed the 8m signing of striker Jardel from Galatasaray earlier in the day.

The Dragons' desire to make an impression almost cost them in the 10th minute when Porto broke swiftly and Candido Costa was only denied by a good save from Tim Clarke.

Deflected

Although Barry settled well, Porto had the ability to go up a gear when required, and showed it after 18 minutes, when Brazilian forward Raphael turned Kenny Brown before firing home from 15 yards.

Barry's response was immediate with Mike Flynn and Jon French having good chances before Quintana almost made it 2-0 to Porto, but his shot was deflected wide.

Flynn was making a nuisance of himself and had the ball in the Porto net after 26 minutes, but had been flagged offside.

Porto began to dominate possession and their squad players were making the most of the run-out, especially 3m Argentinian midfielder Ibarra.

But Barry weren't out of the game and Jamie Moralee forced a fine save from Pedro Esinha before they equalised in the 36th minute.

Flynn flicked on Luke Staton's corner and Lee Phillips, who scored the winner in the last round against Shamkir, bundled the ball home.

Amazingly, Barry were ahead a minute later when Andy York's header set up a chance for Flynn to nod into the corner of the net.

Clarke then made saves from Alessandro and Raphael to ensure Barry went in 2-1 ahead.

The second half began with Jamie Jenkins replacing golascorer Flynn for Barry, and Iberra replaced by Postiga for Porto.

Terry Evans challenges
Barry's Terry Evans challenges Rubens Junior of Porto
French had claims for a penalty turned down by referee Dani Koren before Dmitri Alentichev replaced Raphael for Porto.

The Russian was soon into the action, trying to chip Clarke. But the Barry keeper was equal to it.

Barry then brought on striker Mattie Davies for Staton, with Porto's Paulinho coming on for Quintana, before Clarke made another good save from Carvalho.

Neil Sharp replaced Phillips in the Barry defence before the frustration got too much for Porto's Postiga, who was booked for a nasty challenge on York.

In the final minute, a foul on substitute Davies by Pedro Esinha saw Gary Lloyd smash home the penalty to set the seal on a great night for Barry.

Barry Town: Clarke, Evans, Lloyd, Kennedy, York, Phillips, Brown, French, Moralee, Flynn, Staton. Subs: Jenkins, Sharp, Morgan, Davies, Forde.

FC Porto: Espinha, Jorge Costa, Carvallo, Costa., Junior, Olivera, Ibarra, Dias, Quintana, Candido Costa, Raphael. Subs: Ovchinnikov, Secretario, Alenitchev, Santos, Postigo, Sousa, Paulinho.

Referee: Dani Koren (Israel).

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