The 19-year-old opened the scoring at the Dunes Hotel Stadium inside the first 10 minutes as he turned in Anwar El Ghaz i’s cross from the left wing.
As El Ghazi scored a brace himself in the first half, Archer was on hand to a fourth for Villa in the second period as Dean Smith ‘s side took the game away from their League Two hosts on the 63th minute.
Running onto El Ghazi’s through ball, Archer’s cute lob added doubled his tally for the night as the youngster made the most of the opportunity handed to him by Smith.
Archer then grabbed his third by slotting home from inside the box following Philogene-Bidace’s tidy work on the left side of the penalty area.
Having spent the duration of the 2020/21 campaign out on loan at Solihull Moors, Archer has now become only the third player this century to score a hat-trick for Villa in the EFL Cup, after Juan Pablo Angel and Scott Sinclair.
Villa supporters have praised Archer’s performance and the ‘exciting’ talent currently developing at Bodymoor Heath.
@ avfc_cal : I want him on the bench vs Brentford.
@ JackAVFC_ : That’s a class finish from Archer, looking some player.
@ AstonLion1874 : Archer is jumping right to the front of the queue.
@ mcsanks : Archer looking a good player, one to watch for the future!
@ Benjmeister85 : I like the look of Archer. That second goal was lovely.
@ drums_of_death : Cameron Archer is the future. We haven’t had an academy striker like this in a long time. What a finisher. Absolutely clinical son, get in there!
@ 2KCowDog1 : Archer has looked brilliant so far!! Very excited to see how he gets on.
@ Villaboy89 : Archer’s finishing has been top drawer tonight.
@ sambrogan3 : We have some talented youth players Archer is another one with a bright future fair play to Smith for giving him this chance.