JORDAN EVANS believes Newtown deserve a lot of credit for turning their season around to stand 90 minutes away from securing a place in next season's Europa Conference League.

When action resumed in March after the Cymru Premier had its elite status reinstated, the Robins were resigned to being in the bottom six when the league split in two following a poor start to the campaign.

But their Championship Conference form was phenomenal and after securing a play-off spot, Newtown beat Penybont 1-0 in Sunday's semi-final to seal a place in the showpiece.

The Robins face Caernarfon in tomorrow's final at The Oval and former Wrexham midfielder Evans says Chris Hughes' side were desperate to right the wrongs following their miserable early season form.

"The biggest thing for us was trying to get in the play-offs at the beginning of the season," said Evans.

"We were all disappointed with how we started the season, only winning two of our first 15 games; coming back in March, we wanted to do ourselves justice and win as many games as we could.

"The league split in two and we were in the bottom six, nine points off the play-off spot with 10 games to play, but we secured a play-off spot with a game to go.

"That is testament to the lads and the staff that we got ourselves in that position. We beat Penybont on Sunday and we are 90 minutes away from the Europa Conference League."

Evans, a Racecourse academy graduate who returned to his home-town club after a spell with Fulham, is looking to finish the job off against Huw Griffiths' Cofis.

"We are full of confidence, we have had a really good end to the season and after grinding out that result on Sunday against Penybont, I don't see why we can't go to Caernarfon, do the same and come out on top," said Evans.

Evans has played his part in Newtown being on the brink of a European place.

The 25-year-old enjoyed a purple patch in front on goal to become the Robins' leading scorer.

"It's the best run I've had in a long time," added Evans.

"I scored 10 goals in 11 games which was really nice but I haven't scored for three or four games now so I am on a bit of a drought!

"I finished as Newtown's top scorer in the league which was good from midfield.

"Prior to starting back in March, I hadn't scored in 15 games this season!

"We had 17 games to play in two months after starting back so I think the high volume of games helped my form and I kept scoring."