YOU win some, you lose some.

Bala Town failed to pick up a Cymru Premier League win during their weekend trip to Penybont.

However, there was better fortune for the Lakesiders a few days earlier as they came from behind to see off Newtown in the quarter-finals of the Nathaniel MG Cup.

In the last-four, Bala will host Connah's Quay Nomads on November 27.

Turning to Saturday's league clash and Sam Snaith's first half header did the trick to hand Penybont the three points.

Bala did have the ball in the net first, but Chris Sang's effort was ruled out for offside.

However, Penybont went in front when Snaith climbed highest inside the box to meet a cross from the left hand side.

Another Snaith header almost doubled the lead, but Sean Smith cleared this attempt off the line.

Bala improved in the second period and Sang went close with an effort that went over the crossbar.

A moment of controversy arrived on 90 minutes.

Chris Venables got on the end of a ball upfield and looked to be pushed to the ground as he was goal-side of his defender with just the goalkeeper to beat.

However, the referee opted to book Venables for an alleged dive.

Things were better in midweek for Bala, even though Newtown took the lead through Aaron Williams after only 10 minutes.

Paul Rutherford was able to calm Bala's nerves when he equalised minutes later and skipper Chris Venables gave the Lakesiders the lead after half-an-hour.

One further goal came in the second period with a deflected strike from Lassana Mendes completing a 3-1 success.

This Friday, Bala host defending champions Connah's Quay Nomads in the Cymru Premier League.