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CH praises professional Robins

"It was for the supporters, the cup is important to them

Chris Hughes praised his side for a disciplined and professional display to advance to the next round of the JD Welsh Cup.

Neil Mitchell and Jamie Reed struck either side of half time to beat a plucky Guilsfield side at Latham Park.

Hughes was delighted with the attitude of his players.

He said: “It is job done, that was the aim to get through.

“They’re going well in the Alliance and people would have looked at this and seen a banana skin.

“But we applied ourselves well, sometimes we were wasteful but we took the two chances well, and the second goal was a great team goal.

“We had lots of possession and they pressed so it allowed us to get spaces in behind.

“But I was disappointed with some of our decisions.

“In the final third we made some great decisions, and then some really baffling ones at times.

“But it was a lower league side and we are in the hat, people would have seen a potential shock but we dealt with it well.”

The Newtown boss was also pleased with an improved performance, after a disappointing night down in Aberystwyth last week.

He added: “It is about results, and I said to the lads we’ve played a lot better than that this season and lost.

“Today it was a disciplined and professional performance, we got a clean sheet and we showed how important the first goal is.

“We said last week we felt we let the club down so today was for the supporters.”