Clevedon Town rattled in five goals for the third game running courtesy of a well-deserved Sam Beresford hat trick, to breeze past Yeovil Town with a 5-1 win and reach the quarter-finals of the Somerset Premier Cup at the Everyone Active Stadium recently.

In an explosive start to the game Syd Camper found Brad Probert down the right to square the ball to Beresford to tuck in his first of the night after five minutes.

Another two minutes on and quick thinking by Syd Camper picked out Beresford in the box from a throw-in and Beresford turned his marker and planted the ball past Williams to put Clevedon 2-0 ahead.

It was almost three on 10 minutes when Hayer intercepted the ball and put Alex Camm through only for the cross to be deflected away from Beresford arriving in the box.

Whether or not Clevedon relaxed Yeovil pulled a goal back out of nothing after 13 minutes when Mason Alden’s routine corner was headed home by Charlie Bateson at the near post.

In the past that might have been a turning point, but the Seasiders are much more resilient and responded by going straight down the other end and adding a third a minute later. 

A long ball found Owen Punselie bursting into the box from the left to power his shot across Lewis Williams into the net to make it 3-1.

Clevedon relaxed again but this time continued to take the game to Yeovil. On the half hour Beresford could only shoot straight at Williams when Camm’s header set him up as the hosts went into half-time 3-1 ahead.

The inevitable fourth came on the hour mark when this time Sol Kent powered down the left and as Beresford’s run caused panic in the Yeovil defence Kent’s low cross into the box crept into the far corner of the net for 4-1.

Substitute Joe Teall set up Beresford for his elusive third goal on 74 minutes with a cross into the box and a the forward cheekily  back-heeled the ball into the net to complete his second treble of the season.

“It was a good professional performance against a young Yeovil team," said assistant manager Ryan King.

"You wouldn’t have known we made changes but the players who came in did well which is what the squad is about and it’s really positive everybody is on the same wavelength.”

Clevedon host Brockenhurst in the Second Round of the FA Vase this Saturday.