BALA Town manager Colin Caton has heaped praise on his side’s new signings who have brought “great team spirit” to the club.

A flurry of signings during the summer transfer window saw Steven Leslie, Louis Robles, Jonny Spittle, Lee Molyneux, Thomas Stephens, Josh Tibbets and Lassana Mendes all arriving at Maes Tegid.

Bala boss Caton says they’ve all made a huge difference to The Lakesiders' spirits. He added: "They've all gelled really well with the players that were already here.

"Four or five of them have been regularly involved in our starting eleven during our first six fixtures and you can see that they have added some positivity."

Bala's impressive start to their 2019/20 Cymru Premier campaign continued with a resounding 6-1 win away at Penybont on Saturday.

A dominant display saw the visitors go 5-1 up at half time. Henry Jones and Chris Venables (penalty) making it two nil in the opening ten minutes of the match before Lassana Mendes scored, Luke Borelli pulled one back for Penybont and Louis Robles and Venables replied with a goal apiece.

Despite a more than comfortable lead at the break, Bala continued to press in the second half and eventually found a sixth goal when Stuart Jones nodded home on 73 minutes.

Up next for The Lakesiders, who are now sat in third place in the Cymru Premier table with 10 points (3W 1D 1L) is a trip to Latham Park to face Newtown (2.30pm).

Having lost that fixture last season, manager Caton knowns just how difficult a task it could be to come away with the points and says his team must be wary.

"You can never underestimate anyone in this league," he said.

"Any team can beat any team on their day, especially in this division. Newtown have caused us problems in the past and it's always a good tactical battle against them.

"We know that it will be a tough game in which we're going to have to scrap and fight for the win."

Caton added that he hopes "one or two" of Bala's injured players will be ready to return for that fixture - with the likes of striker Mike Hayes currently sidelined.