NEWTOWN face another big week with two crunch clashes at Latham Park.

Tonight (Friday) the Robins take on Connahs Quay Nomads in the JD Cymru Premier before turning their attention to the visit of Penybont in the third round of the Nathaniel MG Cup on Tuesday.

Newtown head into match seeking their win against the Deesiders since 2016.

Manager Chris Hughes heaped praise on his side after a battling display yielded a late winner at home to Bala Town on Saturday as the club toasted a first league win at home this season.

“I was really pleased with the performance,” said Hughes. “This is a quality Bala side. Just the week before they scored six and earlier in the season they beat TNS so to win was very pleasing.

“Bala have such attacking strength you have to defend well and we did that for the entire match.

“We did not create too much in the second-half and we felt we needed to make a few changes.”

Hughes credited assistant Callum McKenzie for recognising the potential of George Harry to make an impact from the bench.

“All credit to Callum,” said Hughes. “He felt George would make a difference and he did straight away.

“Both George and Jack Thorn did very well when they came on.”

Hughes insisted Bala would still be favourites to qualify for Europe, along with tonight’s visitors Connahs Quay Nomads.

The Deesiders will likely include ex-Newtown defender Callum Roberts who joined Nomads in the summer.

Meanwhile the Robins meet Penybont in the third round of the Nathaniel MG Cup on Tuesday having already shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in the league this season.