NEWTOWN host Bala Town on Saturday with manager Chris Hughes expecting another tough test.

The Robins lost 2-1 at TNS in midweek with Hughes adamant his side deserved a draw with Joe Kenton reducing the arrears late on before being denied by an injury-time goalline clearance.

“I do not think TNS would have had to much reason for complaint on the basis of our second-half display,” said Hughes. “We showed intensity and desire but unfortunately lacked the quality to get an equaliser.

“It is disappointing and frustrating to have played so well against TNS and not got something out of the game.”

Kieran Mills-Evans will make his 200th league appearance for the Robins while Nick Rushton will make his 150th Cymru Premier appearance against Bala.

Hughes said: “Bala are a quality side with attacking threat across the pitch so we know it will be a tough game.

“Bala beat TNS a few weeks back and have had a good start to the season but we will go into the game looking to build on the positive second-half display in Oswestry and aim to get something from the game.”