STRIKER Danny Quinn bagged his first hat-trick for Stafford Rangers on Saturday.
He struck three times as the Boro saw off the challenge of lower league Ramsbottom United 3-0 to reach the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy.
Just 11 minutes had gone when Quinn latched on to a fine pass from Fabrice Kasiama, before being brought down by visiting keeper Grant Shenton.
Quinn, who is now the club's top scorer with 11 goals, picked himself up an converted the resultant spot kick for the first of the tie.
Little was seen of United as an attacking force and Quinn got the last touch to increase the home lead on 33 minutes, after good build up play between Ryan Brown, Kasiama and Michael Carr.
United came out more determined at the start of the second half and home keeper Adam Alcock had to remain alert to thwart both Grant Spencer and Lee Gaskell.
After Quinn had been denied by United captain Daniel Warrender, the former completed his treble on 65 minutes, again accepting a fine through ball from Kasiama to hold off two defenders and fire past Shenton.
United pushed for what would only have been a late consolation, but their frustration boiled over when defender Mark Ayes was red-carded for elbowing Jimmy Turner on 89 minutes.
So it's Rangers through to Monday's third qualifying round draw. Rangers get back to league duty on Tuesday at home to Chorley (7.45pm), before facing a long trek to Blyth Spartans on November 3,