Seven-goal Saints rampant on Deeside
TNS haven't lost on Deeside for 10 years and they extended their jinx over Connah's Quay with a stunning seven-goal win.
It equalled Saints' best-ever Welsh Premier League winning margin and opened up a four point lead on Rhyl at the top.
Fears that they might be leg-weary after their FAW Premier Cup exertions 48 hours earlier were soon dispelled.
Although Nomads started brightly, Marc Lloyd-Williams provided the opening for John Toner to open the scoring after seven minutes.
Lloyd-Williams then seized on hesitation in the home defence to extend the lead six minutes later with a simple goal.
Nomads threatened briefly when Gerard Doherty pulled off an easy save from Tommy Mutton after being put through by Andy Griffiths and the striker fired a shot just wide moments later.
The strong wind and some erratic goalkeeper from debutante Matthew Hogg played a part in Saints' next two goals.
Martin Naylor's left-wing free-kick somehow found its way past defenders, attackers and keeper, before a comedy of errors between Hogg and his defenders allowed Lloyd-Williams to score his 16th league goal of the campaign into an empty net.
But the fifth goal owed nothing to external factors as the excellent Chris King crossed for Michael Wilde to send a superb header past Hogg from eight yards.
Gareth Owen put Mutton in again but Doherty was equal to the task.
A more equally balanced second period saw Nomads come more into the contest, but Wilde nearly added another on 55 minutes from Ruscoe's precision pass.
Good interplay between John Lawless and Steven Beck saw the former denied at the near post, but Lawless was not to be denied when he somehow harried the hapless Hogg into losing the ball and netted the sixth with five minutes remaining.
The icing on the cake came from John Leah who fired a 30-yard free kick inside the left hand post to complete a good night's work for TNS and a miserable evening for Nev Powell's men.