NEWTOWN bid to push into the top six with victory at Caernarfon Town on Friday.

The Robins make the trip to the Oval in high spirits following a fine fortnight, including a home win over Bala Town and draw with Connahs Quay Nomads.

Meanwhile Newtown booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Nathaniel MG Cup with a 2-1 victory at home to Penybont in midweek.

Newtown now bid to extend their recent form on their travels with the North Wales side just above them in the table.

Manager Chris Hughes sought to avoid direct criticism of the match officials against Connahs Quay but expressed disappointment.

“We did not get the rub of the green in terms of decisions,” said Hughes. “We could have had three penalties. The handball in the box was another one of those if it happened anywhere else on the pitch it would be a free-kick.

“I am disappointed with that but I felt we played really well against a good side.

“We started well, restricted Nomads to a few chances all night and kept going despite the decisions going against us.”

The Robins will bid to exorcise the demons of last season when they crashed to a dismal 4-1 defeat at Caernarfon.

However earlier in the same campaign the Robins prevailed 3-0 at the same venue.

Newtown will strive to contain former academy player Jamie Breese who will be looking to mark his 100th top flight appearance with a goal against his boyhood club.