RHYL director of football Eddie Maurice-Jones lauded his side following their sensational JD Welsh Cup win at Newtown.

The Lilies’ are in the midst of a sensational spell of results, winning their last eight games in all competitions to surge up the Huws Gray Alliance rankings and reach the last 16 of the prestigious competition.

Maurice-Jones was full of praise for the way his side “dug in” during the second half and added that the entire squad will have a part to play as they embark on a busy series of fixtures over the Christmas period.

He said: “I thought we started great and the game plan worked to a tee in the first 15 to 20 minutes, but their goal knocked our confidence and we stopped taking responsibility, so we were lucky to go into the break just a goal down.

“It was a big test of character in the second half against a top six Welsh Premier League team and to dominate the way we did was superb, and I thought we were easily the better said and could have had more at the end.

“It was a fantastic game and the lads can enjoy their moment now. I cannot give them enough credit for the way we approached the second half as some team would have hid and got caught up with playing such a good side like Newtown.

“We dug in, played for each other, I thought our back three were very solid and Rory (Crowther) made some fantastic saves.

“There is a great confidence within the squad now but there are some that are frustrated due to not getting a chance. They have got to be patient, things can change very quickly in football and we have got some tough games coming up over Christmas, so everyone is going to have a part to play.”