DENIS SMITH hailed the "professionalism" of his Wrexham players after they retained their FAW Premier Cup at Belle Vue.
The Dragons dashed Rhyl's hopes of claiming their fourth piece of silverware in 10 days with a convincing win to claim the £100,000 jackpot.
The winners cheque comes as a welcome relief to the Racecourse club after a season beset by financial problems.
Boss Smith said: "I was very pleased with the performance of the players.
"They did exactly what I expected of them.
"Fourteen of them are out of contract but they did the job."
Brian Carey opened the scoring before Paul Barrett and a Hector Sam double secured the BBC-backed trophy, the Dragons have won six times.
Smith added: "I've been in the sport for one reason since I was a child, and that is to win.
"This is the second time since I've come to Wales that we've won this cup and I'm delighted with Wrexham players celebrate winning the BBC-sponsored FAW Premier Cup with a 4-1 victory over Rhyl at Belle Vue last night that."
"This is a cup we take seriously, because it is the only chance we have at the moment to play Cardiff and Swansea and to take a look at the Welsh Premier league.
"So you could say we are the best team in Wales on that evidence."
Defeat came as a bitter blow to Rhyl.
The Belle Vue part-timers were aiming to add the Premier Cup to their historic treble of Welsh Premier, Loosemores Challenge Cup, and Welsh Cup trophies.
Disappointed Lilwhites boss John Hulse, who saw him side concede their unbeaten home record, said: "You could say it was a game too far, but that would not do credit to Denis Smith's side.
"When you play against Football League sides, you see the quality of movement and passing."