NORTH COPYRIGHT MIKE SHERIDAN Newtown manager Chris Hughes during the Europa Conference League fixture between Newtown AFC(WAL) and Dundalk(IRE) at the Venue Stadium(Park Hall) on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
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Newtown go into Easter double header away at Bala Town today and then champions TNS at home on Monday with nothing to fear.

The Robins have had a successful season and anything beyond will be a massive success says manager Chris Hughes.

Last weekends results secured the Robins their first top 3 finish and the highest under Chris Hughes.

Newtown go into their final 3 games on the back of 4 straight wins and with only one goal conceded with Hughes insisting his team need to get it right at both ends of the pitch if they are to get anything from two difficult Easter games

Bala have been victorious in the last 2 meetings against the Robins with the last meeting seeing two headed goals against an then injury hit Robins giving the Lakesiders the 3 points at the start of phase two, but since then Newtown have got through their injuries and suspensions and go into the weekend games with only Henry Cowans an injury doubt with returning defender Kieran Mills-Evans coming through 45 minutes for the 19s in mid week.

With a short turnaround, Newtown welcome TNS looking to revenge the 1-0 loss at a Park Hall with Nick Rushton getting the only goal.

With Newtown and Bala only separated by 2 goals, this weekend will go along way to deciding their second place spot.