TNS boss Scott Ruscoe said his side are “clicking at the right time” after their drubbing of Bala Town on Wednesday night.

The Saints scored seven without reply at Maes Tegid, establishing a four-point gap between themselves and Connah’s Quay Nomads in second place.

The reigning Welsh Champions have just four games remaining to hold their position and retain their title.

“[The performance] was very very pleasing," he told TNS TV.

“The only slight [concern] I had in the first half was the chance they should have scored which would’ve made it 2-1.

“For all our hard work and effort, we could’ve thrown it away because of one lapse and that’s all I wanted to reiterate really.

“I thought we were fantastic all night.”

Goals from Danny Redmond and Ryan Brobbel put TNS two goals to the good at half-time before a flurry of goals after the break.

Ruscoe added: “I asked them for more of the same at the break, we were excellent really.

“I didn’t have a lot to say because it was good to watch – we were quick, passing forward, creating chances, it was just taking the final chances.

“Greg Draper has a header and a few shots which went over, but we were getting in the right places and creating – we just looked sharp and everybody looked at it.”

The Saints manager paid tribute to the depth and quality of his squad and how it has helped as the season draws in.

“When you look at our bench there are so many players you can bring on who can affect the game,” Ruscoe said.

“We’ve not even used Aeron Edwards tonight. I just wanted to bring Dean on and give him some minutes – he got a good goal, then you had Cieslewicz getting a couple.

“Again, Brobbel scored, that’s his 14th now – the list’s endless of people who are doing well week in, week out.

“It’s a collective – even the boys who aren’t involved, I’ve told them it’s difficult that if they have the shirt, they do themselves justice because of all the players in the squad who are wanting to play for TNS.

“We’re clicking at the right time it’s got to be said.

“Four points gives us a bit of a margin, I said if we could go four points clear with four games, it doesn’t matter what happens Friday night – it’s going to put the pressure on them.

“If we’d have drawn here and been only two points clear, maybe it would’ve been more of an incentive for Connah’s Quay, but now they’re looking up at us again with the gap at four points.

“I’ve made it clear in the dressing room that this week (the semi-final, tonight and Saturday) will determine our season.”

A trip to Latham Park to face Newtown in the league awaits the Saints on Saturday, April 6 (kick off 2.30pm).