ANDY MORRISON saluted his "remarkable" Connah's Quay Nomads as they ripped up the club's record books - prior to The New Saints' wrapping up the title.

A hat-trick from the returning Nathan Woolfe and a goal from Adam Barton secured a 4-1 win at 10-man Bala Town, which saw Nomads record their best-ever points tally since the league went to 12 teams.

That total of 61 will not be enough to knock TNS off their perch, however, Scott Ruscoe's men securing an eighth successive league title with a 4-0 win at Barry Town United.

But from Nomads' point of view, Morrison is thrilled with the continued progression of his side, who are all-but guaranteed a second placed finish.

Morrison said: "It takes us to 61 points, and again, we are ripping up the history books at Connah's Quay. We do it season on season.

"We've smashed our points tally and it's an absolutely incredible season we are having.

"With my staff we've rewritten the history books and we've been doing that since day one, but do we get the credit we deserve from any quarters? No we don't which is incredibly disappointing for me."

Nomads have also smashed their goal record, scoring 75 times in the league this season, compared with last term's 46.

"Our goal tally this year is remarkable," continued Morrison. "We are heading towards doubling our tally from last year and that will never, ever be achieved at any level.

"To go from 46 to towards 80 league goals is quite remarkable and our set-plays haven't been great for two or three months."

Catching the eye at Maes Tegid was Woolfe, who gained form by helping Airbus win the Cymru Alliance before starring for Nomads on Friday.

"Life and football is about confidence," said Morrison.

"Nathan has gone across to Airbus for a couple of months and he's absolutely ripped the league up. He's scored six goals and had about eight assists.

"He's come back, Baks (Michael Bakare) has called in sick and he's got his opportunity.

"It causes me a pleasant problem. It reminds me of the Nathan Woolfe of a couple of seasons ago that got in the Team of the Season."

Saints boss Ruscoe, meanwhile, had no doubt that his side would beat Nomads and fellow title challengers, Barry Town, to the title.

Greg Draper, Jamie Mullan, Aeron Edwards and Jon Routledge scored as Saints secured the win they needed at Barry's Jenner Park.

Ruscoe declared: "Sometimes through the season people have doubted us, but not once did I doubt that we would be in this position - not through arrogance, but knowing the league, the players and what's needed to win the league.

"I know that we've got the best players in the league, and the best staff and we are the best club in the league as well.

"We are used to winning and people that want to take our crown are going to need a bit more than they've shown, this season at least.

"I will take it as a little scare as opposed to anything else."

Caernarfon, who have appointed Allan Bickerstaff as first team manager, are up to fourth after beating Newtown 4-1.

Danny Brookwell, Jamie Breese, Darren Thomas and Cai Jones won it for Caernarfon with Kieran Mills-Evans netting Newtown's consolation.