Scott Ruscoe wants his side to continue as they have started in the JD Cymru Premier after The New Saints made it two wins from two on Sunday against Cardiff Metropolitan University.

A goal either side of half-time secured another win for TNS, with goalkeeper Paul Harrison keeping another clean sheet.

The result will provide a confidence boost for the TNS side who were sent out of the Europa League last week after a penalty shootout away at B36 Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands.

Ruscoe felt it was important for his side to get back to winning ways after exiting the European competition last Wednesday.

He said: “It’s always nice to get over a bit of disappointment with a good performance and by winning and keeping another clean sheet.

“It was a good performance which takes us into Sunday’s game against Caernarfon.

“I thought in the Europa League match, certainly in the second half and extra time we were the better side.

“It’s always disappointing to go out on penalties –we’ve won a few over the last few years but been on the losing side too.

“It’s a 50/50 chance so I’m not disappointed too much about it.

“Overall I thought we were better and certainly if we had come back to Park Hall I feel we would have beaten them, but unfortunately these are the times we’re in.

“The same could be said about the first round with MŠK Žilina– if we had gone away it may have turned out differently.”

TNS are the only side to have won their two opening matches in the JD Cymru Premier, and Ruscoe wants his side to continue showing their quality in the coming matches.

“We don’t need any more encouragement after last season,” he said. “The players know we’re wanting to win everything.

“Every year we say it, but this season we really want to show how good we are.

“It’s been a good start – we haven’t conceded and we’ve scored five goals.

“That doesn’t mean it will continue like this every single week.”

Saints travel to face Caernarfon Town on Sunday afternoon, and with a new manager in Huw Griffiths at the helm, Ruscoe is predicting a tough, tactical battle.

He said: “They have a new manager, so new ideas, but they have a similar squad with a few additions made over the summer.

“He’s a good manager who I like and get on well with, and he always has something up his sleeve to combat what we’ve got to offer.”