New Saints boss Anthony Limbrick admitted he didn't know if his team had more in the tank after last night's win over Flint Town - but he reckons TNS have adapted well to a shift in emphasis after their Euro adventure.

A 47th minute strike from Adrian Cieslewicz last night (Tuesday 31) meant the Park Hall outfit eased to a 1-0 victory over early pace setters Flint to make it four wins in a row at the start of the season, but Limbrick says his side are still adapting to games where his players dominate possession after starting out as underdogs in the Europa Conference.

"The style change has been totally different," he said.

"Even against the Lithuanian side(Kauno Zalgiris) we didn't have much of the ball compared to them, so for four games we didn't have over 50% possession, and against Plzen I don't even want to tell you what possession count we had - I know what it is but I don't want to tell you!

"And then all of a sudden we go to Newtown, to Caernarfon, to Haverfordwest and then tonight to where we're up above the 60-65% so I think that takes some time to change as well.

"It did take it out of us, those six games(in Europe), every game was difficult even the ones we won in Lithuania and here they really physically and mentally took it out of us, we're onto 16 weeks now of the season and we've only played four games so I think that's something to take into consideration as well.

"Tonight I think we probably played better than the 1-0 suggests but we made sure we kept a clean sheet so I think they've all been different types of games but look, we didn't win the league last season and we want to try and win the league this season so we'll take the wins at the moment and we'll keep improving on those performances."

The Saints had to withstand a competitive encounter against Flint, with the North Wales outfit led by former TNS hitman Michael Wilde, but the visitors were restricted to a handful of chances on a night when Paul Harrison was rarely troubled.

Limbrick paid tribute to the visitors and said his team had "done their research" ahead of the tie.

"I thought flint were a good side and we always felt they could score a goal. We saw them score late last week against Aber and they're dangerous when the ball's in the box, obviously we know Michael Wilde really well, and they play the diamond really well.

"With what they've got they play perfectly to what they are and I think they're very well organised. They're great from set plays and we had to be right on and do our research on them so I didn't think it was as comfortable as all that - we would like to get that second goal more often and that would obviously help us see the game out."