ACCRINGTON Stanley's Ged Brannan celebrated his first ever hat-trick as the Reds chalked up their fifth win in seven games to move into second spot in the Nationwide Conference.
Brannan scored his first from the penalty spot just a minute before half time after his initial shot had hit the arm of defender Shane Blackett.
Ian Craney extended the lead after the break when his 20 yard effort was deflected by Ashley Vickers low beyond diving keeper Tony Roberts on 64 minutes.
Then, on 70 minutes, Roberts was sent off after lashing out at Rory Prendergast. The winger had raced into the area and had fallen under a challenge from Vickers. The referee waved away penalty appeals but then, off the ball, Roberts lashed out at Prendergast and had to go.
Brannan again held his nerve to score penalty number two although sub keeper Abi Baruwa did guess the right way.
Two minutes later and Craney played in Paul Mullin, his initial effort was saved by Baruwa but he followed up while grounded and the ball rolled over the line.
Then, at the death, Lee McEvilly's ball in created chaos. Mullin had a go but his effort was saved, it fell to Jonathan Smith but his strike was cleared off the line, then out it came for Brannan to finish off his hat-trick.
"It's my first ever hat-trick so it is fantastic," said Brannan. "I have to give Smithy a mention for missing the shot in the last minute."
Coleman couldn't believe it: "If someone had told me we would have gone five games without a booking or four without conceding a goal, I would have thought they were taking something.
"I am delighted for Ged and for the lads. We trained at West Ham's training ground and I had an eye on who would take penalties as I knew Lutel (James) wouldn't start. I decided on Ged but I didn't tell him until before the game. But he has buried two."