FK Trakai 1-0 St Johnstone (3-1 on agg): The Saints crash out of Europa League
Last Updated: 06/07/17 8:06pm
St Johnstone joined Rangers through the Europa League exit door as they fell to a 1-0 defeat by 10-man FK Trakai in Lithuania.
Saints needed two goals to overturn a 2-1 first-leg defeat and defender Joe Shaughnessy should have added to his headed goal at McDiarmid Park but failed to convert three similar chances.
Home skipper Arunas Klimavicius was sent off in the 57th minute and Tommy Wright defied medical advice to risk striker Steven MacLean on the artificial surface of the LFF Stadium - where Scotland will play in a World Cup qualifier on September 1.
But Wright's men struggled to break down their hosts and they were caught out in the 88th minute as Maksim Maksimov netted his second goal of the tie
Trakai delivered the final blow when Maksimov ran on to a ball through a large gap between Shaughnessy and fellow centre-back Ally Gilchrist and calmly slotted home.
The defeat completes a miserable week for Scottish football in the first qualifying round following Rangers' defeat by Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg.