DELIGHTED with a festive double over Flintshire neighbours Gap Connah's Quay, director of football Andy Preece hailed his team's consistency in claiming a top six place for the third consecutive season.

"When we looked at these two games we thought these are going to be massive for us and they were massive because, at the time, Connah's Quay could still get in the top six and we weren't assured," Preece said after the 3-0 New Year's Day success on Deeside.

"So there was a lot of pressure on the games and to come out 7-0 winners with six points we are delighted against a strong squad.

"They only had one shot in the first half and two attempts in the second half and we had more attempts both halves and had more of the ball both halves.

"I just thought we played really well today, I thought we showed our quality all through the team and it takes a while to build that, it's not easy.

"We've worked hard over the last three or four years to create what we have and, to cement a top six finish now, for the third season in a row, the only team outside TNS to do that over the last three seasons, shows how consistent we've been."

Photo: Tom Field battles with Marcus Giglio of the Nomads.