PORTHMADOG, upbeat after their opening win over Welshpool by an emphatic 3-0, are keen to bank more points at home against Newi Cefn Druids today.
“We played well in our last three games but did not get the right results against Airbus or TNS”, said player-manager Clayton Blackmore.
“Now that we have achieved the breakthrough, the important thing is to keep it up, especially with a Premier Cup game against Port Talbot to follow on Tuesday.
“There are no new injury worries, which is a help, after all the disruption of the early season when we were having to change half the team every game.”
Midfielder Danny Hughes and forward Jason Sadler are still out because of groin injuries, but striker Paul Roberts, who bagged a brace at Welshpool, will be involved despite a problem ankle.
Waynne Phillips says Druids can go into the game with renewed optimism after stemming the recent flood of goals, writes John Bridgwater.
Having conceded 10 goals in the previous two outings, the Ancients were more resolute before losing 1-0 at The New Saints in the Loosemores Cup in midweek.
Joint boss Phillips said his side could take plenty of positives from that display.
“TNS is never an easy place to go, particularly after two 5-1 defeats, but I felt it was the right game at the right time as the players knew they would have to lift themselves,” he said.
“We can take a lot of credit from the 90 minutes.
“Despite losing, I was happy with the way we played and we showed we are not a bad side.”
Midfielder Ricky Evans is still suspended but defender Aled Rowlands could return. Jay Forlan is still injured.