THE New Saints launched their new era at Oswestry's Park Hall stadium with a six-goal blast, but manager Ken McKenna still believes his side are lacking a ruthless streak.
The defending champions, without a point from their previous two outings, took just over a minute to open their account on the artificial surface before easing to victory against their struggling Powys rivals.
“When we went three goals up so early, we relaxed a bit and all it needs is for them (Caersws) to nick a goal and they're back in it," said McKenna.
“We need to be more ruthless
Caersws boss Mike Barton admitted his side were well beaten.
"We set our stall out to keep a clean sheet, but that went out of the window after a minute," he added.
"We were shown up by a very good side."
Alfie Carter led the way with a hat-trick, slotting home his first on 65 seconds from Luke Holden's left wing cross while Wilde nipped in to convert his first on 11 minutes as the Saints enjoyed an abundance of space.
Carter headed home a third following a goalmouth scramble and, although Graham Evans was denied by Doherty at the other end from 20 yards, the Saints underlined their superiority with Wilde nodding in Chris King's 43rd-minute cross.
After the break, Holden steered in an angled shot before Carter completed his hat-trick with a headed effort on the hour from Holden's free kick.
And it could have been more but Wilde was denied by the upright.