WREXHAM were relegated on a bitter-sweet day when Lee Jones scored all five to equal a 70-year-old club record - and then the striker said he would be prepared to play for his home-town team in the Third Division.
South Walian Tommy Bam-ford went nap in an 8-1 victory over Carlisle United in March 1934 and went on to net a record 44 league goals that season.
But that's water long under the bridge and even Jones's haul couldn't save Wrexham from going down after results elsewhere in the division - home victories for Northampton Town and Notts County - went against them.
Jones said, "It was a good day for me - but a bad one for the club. Obviously I'm upset at going down because this is my home-town club.
"I'm only here on non-contract until the end of the season so I don't know what is going to happen from here on in.
"It's up the manager and chairman whether I stay or not but I'm a Wrexham lad and I'd love the opportunity to fire them back into the Second Division."
Jones was released by Barnsley last month and there are now other clubs chasing his signature - especially after Saturday's super show.
Manager Denis Smith said, "I think if we could have stayed up we would have had a better season next year at this level.
"I would have been able to change things a little bit, but we've shot ourselves in the foot too often. That's why we're down at the bottom." But Jones, who grew up within walking distance of The Racecourse, set the ground alight with more than a little help from co-striker Andy Morrell.
Smith shocked a few people by leaving out top-scorer Craig Faulconbridge and with Lee Trundle suspended he went for a new look strike force. That judgment was spot-on as Morrell was involved in all of Jones's goals.
"I thought the combination of Lee and Andy up front worked very well for us," said Smith.
"Today is something to savour when you see finishing like that."
Jones got the ball rolling after only 15 minutes. Morrell took on two defenders and then squared the ball for Jones to rifle past 'keeper Lionel Perez. Jones went goal crazy after the break scoring two in a minute and then going on to complete his nap hand.
The hard-working Morrell was also involved in the second, providing the ball into Jones whose drag back gave him room and time to beat Perez.
Rampant Wrexham struck again a minute later as Jones roared through to make it three and soon claimed his fourth on the hour. Morrell's header came back out of the woodwork and Jones pounced again.
The U's - already relegated - were all over the place by now and Morrell was again the provider for Jones to wrap up his memorable day.
Wrexham have not been in the basement division since the 1992-93 season and Smith gave directors, players and fans an early warning about that prospect.
He said "There's no league easy to get out of and, as we've found this year, there's no league easy to stay in. You've got to go in with a positive attitude."
Smith said that with the impending takeover of Wrexham very much in mind.
Chairman Pryce Griffiths is thought to be close to agreeing a deal to sell and an announcement may be sooner rather than later now that Wrexham's fate is known.