SALISBURY returned to winning ways away at Yate Town with a resounding 4-0 win, with Brandon Goodship leading the way with a hat-trick.

The former Weymouth striker opened scores early on before Josh Sommerton made it two on the stroke of half-time, with Goodship returning to net two late strikes to complete his hat-trick.

Four minutes in Goodship collected the ball out wide before cutting in and powering home to get the Whites off to a strong start.

Neither side produced much of the note until the end of the first 45 minutes, with some combination play between fullbacks Sommerton and Charlie Davis finding Salisbury’s second.

Davis’ ball from deep was perfectly waited for his partner on the opposite flank, allowing Sommerton to apply the finishing touch of a deft header.

Comfortably in control in the second half, the away side added a third with a quarter of the game remaining.

Antonio Diaz began the move, finding surging Josh Wakefield, who nipped ahead of Yate ‘keeper Martin Horsell before teeing up Goodship for his second.

The striker would complete his hat-trick deep into added time, driving home a low free-kick from around 25 yards out in the 99th minute.

Salisbury rise to ninth in the embryonic league table, four points behind early league leaders Truro.

Steve Claridge’s men face fellow Wiltshire outfit Swindon Supermarine this weekend at the RayMac, with kick-off 3pm Saturday, August 27.