JOE Kenton has been backed to continue shining for Newtown this season ahead of their trip to Llandudno on Saturday (2.30).

Kenton has scored in both of the Robins games so far this season and manager Chris Hughes was delighted with the 20 year old’s impact, including the opening goal in last week’s 2-0 win over Caernarfon Town.

Hughes said: “We thought Joe would cause them problems with his pace. He did well and it gives us a few selection headaches ahead of Saturday now which is a nice problem to have.”

Hughes insisted the Robins would not be getting carried away, particularly with captain Craig Williams suspended for the trip to Llandudno following last week’s dismissal.

“Craig lost the ball and tried to recover,” said Hughes. “He possibly caught their player a little late but I can’t say whether it was was a justified red or not.”

Hughes praised his side for digging in with 10 men and claiming a hard-fought three points to open their account for the campaign.

“We weren’t as good in possession as we were last week and both sides created chances but the main thing is that we got off the mark.

“We had a couple of chances in the first-half, and three or four good chances at the start of the second half to take the game away from them but they came back into it and threw everything at us late on.

“Ben Bailey and Kieran Mills-Evans headed everything all night and were were solid but it was pleasing to get over the line.”

Hughes backed Caernarfon to hold their own this season having been followed to Mid Wales by a large following.

“They caused us problems and they will cause teams problems all through the season,” said Hughes.