NEWTOWN manager Chris Hughes admitted he felt a range of emotions after his side completed a thrilling victory over Flint Town United last weekend.

The Robins twice trailed only for two goals in as many minutes to complete their comeback.

Hughes conceded his side had been fortunate with Flint coming close to snatching a late leveller but insisted his side were due some fortune having not been rewarded for their performances in recent weeks.

“I am happy to get the win,” said Hughes. “We played well overall but we were defending for our lives at the end.

“Full credit to Flint, I think by the end they had seven attacking players on the field and threw everything at us but we defended well and deserved the points.

“So far this season we have played well in matches and not got what perhaps we deserved from certain games.

“It was the same against Flint, we played well in patches and scored two goals in as many minutes but Flint also had chances and we had to defend in numbers at the end.”

Hughes insisted the points were as important as the performance following a poor return so far this season which has seen the Robins languish near the foot of the table.

“It was an important win,” said Hughes. “It creates a little gap between ourselves and the bottom clubs.

“We can look to push on from this in forthcoming fixtures.”

The Robins travel to Barry Town United on Saturday who will welcome the mid Walians on the back of defeat at TNS last week.

Hughes insisted his side were more than capable of getting a result at Jenner Park.

He said: “We have played well in parts of most games this season but we need to be tidier in possession and put our chances away.”