NEWTOWN host newly promoted Caernarfon Town in their first home match of the JD Welsh Premier season tonight (Friday).

The Robins head into the match looking for their first points of the season following an opening night defeat at Cardiff Metropolitan last week.

Nick Rushton had a penalty saved while the Robins were also twice denied by the woodwork during a disappointing night in the capital.

Manager Chris Hughes urged his squad to learn from the display ahead of the visit of the Canaries.

“Met’s two goals were sloppy and we have not taken our chances and we cannot be be doing that,” conceded Hughes.

“They defended their box really well and we did not do that in periods in the first-half and it costed us.

“We got in behind them, got to the byline and then put balls in the box but it wasn’t our night. We missed a penalty, hit the post and the bar, had scrambles and deflections.”

Despite the disappointment of an opening night defeat the Robins manager drew positives from a dominant display against a side which ended in the top six last season.

Hughes said: “The performance is how we want to play this year. We showed great intensity. We shifted the ball well and created chances but just failed to take them.

“All in all I would have taken that performance at the start of the night but they have found way to win and we have not.”

Meanwhile veteran winger Craig Williams has departed Latham Park to join Huws Gray Alliance side Penrhyncoch.

Williams has endured an injury strewn two years since joining the club in 2016 having previously represented Taffs Well in the South Wales League before spells with Carmarthen Town, Llanelli, TNS and Aberystwyth Town in the top flight.

Hughes said: “We thank Craig for his service and wish him all the best at Penrhyncoch.”