IT was business as usual for Andy Morrison and Connah's Quay Nomads as Penybont were swatted aside at a rain-soaked Deeside Stadium.

Morrison has been installed as one of the front-runners for the vacant Wrexham manager's job, but he and his players didn't take their eye off the ball.

Jamie Insall's double either side of another successful penalty from Callum Morris helped secure a 3-1 home success for Nomads.

An own goal from Lewis Brass, who inadvertently sent Kane Owen's fine free-kick into his net after it struck the bar, was the only blot on Nomads' copybook.

Nomads boss Andy Morrison, who was at the Airfield watching Airbus versus Carmarthen on Saturday, as opposed to Wrexham's home win over Ebbsfleet, was pleased with another three points.

"We were very efficient. At times I thought we looked as dangerous as we have all season and I thought we looked pretty solid defensively," he said. "Our analysis was based around the patterns they play continuously and we stopped those patterns and stifled their movements.

"On another day it could be a lot, lot more. We got into some fantastic areas."

If Morrison is in the frame for the Wrexham job remains to be seen, but he received a glowing reference from Nomads' owner Gary Dewhurst.

Taking to Twitter, Dewhurst, who would ask for no compensation from the Reds for Morrison's services, wrote: "If the Wrexham speculation is false or comes to nothing, @the_nomads will continue to benefit from having the best manager in the Welsh Premier League."

And Morrison was backed for the top job at The Racecourse by Airbus assistant Andrew Thomas, who worked with the 49-year-old at the Airfield.

"I think he'd be great for the job," said Thomas. "He knows the league and has contacts to get players.

"He's a good character and disciplined, so he'd be great for Wrexham - he'd probably get them promoted."

Thomas was speaking a day after Airbus secured a 1-0 home win over Carmarthen, former Nomad, Andy Owens, scoring the only goal.

"It wasn't as good a performance football-wise than we've produced this season," said Thomas. "But we proved we can do the other side of the game by keeping a clean sheet."

The shutout was particularly pleasing as teenager Lewis Hall was forced to step in for Dave Roberts after the number one suffered an injury in the warm-up.

"It was our first clean sheet of the season and Lewis got it," said Thomas. "But I cant remember Carmarthen having a shot on target, so the defence stood up to the challenge.

"Whether the defence was of the mindset to protect Lewis or not, they defended outstandingly well for the whole game.

Barry Town United opened up a four-point lead at the summit after beating The New Saints 1-0.

Evan Press scored in the first-half as Barry clinched a crucial win at Park Hall.

Barry boss Gavin Chesterfield expressed his delight at the three points, tweeting: “Proud of the @BarryTownUnited lads. Showed a lot of belief in the game plan & each other. Delighted to get 3 points & a clean sheet. Huge thanks to our supporters for making the trip and bringing much noise.”

Chris Venables scored twice against former club Aberystwyth Town as Bala Town claimed a 2-0 home win, while Jamie Breese struck the only goal of the game in Caernarfon’s success over visiting Newtown.