NEWTOWN head to Llandudno on Saturday with a place in the semi-finals of the JD Welsh Cup at stake.

The Robins make the trip in good heart after a Tom Goodwin strike earned a 1-0 victory at basement side Prestatyn Town last weekend which put Newtown’s Europa League play-off bid back on track.

Manager Chris Hughes said: “In the last couple of weeks we’ve been guilty of giving away cheap goals, and we spoke about that and worked on it in the week.

“We knew Prestatyn were going to try and cause us problems but we restricted them and they didn’t really trouble us.

“We didn’t make a mistake and that shows how we defended as a team.”

Hughes insisted the Robins return to winning ways was more important than the margin of their victory.

“I think the main thing was that after two defeats we put three points on the board.

“It wasn’t pretty but someones games aren’t and we had to scrap it out and get the three points.

“It moves us away from the bottom two and onto the coat tails of the teams above us as well.”

Hughes relished the chance of a cup semi-final place with big games coming thick and fast between now and the end of the season.

Hughes said: “There is a lot more football left to be played starting with a massive cup game against Llandudno before we host Aberystwyth Town the following week.”

Craig Williams will look to continue his transition back to first team football after the 35 year ex-TNS winger returned to selection following an 18 month injury lay-off last week.