POSH REACTION: The man-of-the-match played for 20 minutes

Posh man of the match Jon Taylor celebrates his hat-trick goal against Blackpool. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh man of the match Jon Taylor celebrates his hat-trick goal against Blackpool. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

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Peterborough United substitute Jon Taylor was everyone’s man-of-the-match after firing a 12-minute hat-trick against Blackpool at the ABAX Stadium today (May 7).

Taylor only arrived on the pitch in the 72nd minute when the score was 1-1. He won the sponsors’ man-of-the-match award and the Peterborough Telegraph’s

Posh star Marcus Maddison scores from the penalty spot against Blackpool. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh star Marcus Maddison scores from the penalty spot against Blackpool. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Mark Tyler: Handled the ball well when it was required, which wasn’t often. The odd dodgy moment under a high ball 6

Michael Smith: A quiet first-half, but lively in the second period when Posh did far more attacking 6

Andrew Fox: It was a struggle all afternoon for a player who has rarely looked comfortable at left-back. Picked up another caution as he gets the wrong side of opponents too often 5

Gaby Zakuani: If it’s the end of the Posh road for the long-serving defender, what a terrible way to go. Lost his man for a goal and limped off midway through the first-half 5

Jack Baldwin: The best of the Posh back four. Won his battles and tackles and read danger well 7

Chris Forrester: Subdued before the break when Posh struggled to get their passing game going, but he played a couple of glorious passes in the second-half 6

Adil Nabi: Doesn’t appear to lack self-confidence. Happy to try and spray passes over all distances. They don’t always hit their intended target 6

Leo Da Silva Lopes: Struggled to keep possession, but he runs hard for 90 minutes 5

Marcus Maddison: Kept the visiting goalkeeper busy and converted a penalty with aplomb. One more assist for the collection. Very good second half to the season from the most naturally gifted player in the team 7

Shaquile Coulthirst: A fine late finish was the reward for another energetic performance. Won Posh a penalty and two assists late on 7

Lee Angol: Put himself about, but nuisance value was his biggest plus in this game. Cautioned for persistent fouling 6

Substitutes:

Ricardo Santos: (for Zakuani, 22 mins). Rarely looked comfortable, but Posh didn’t concede when he was on 5

Jon Taylor: (for Nabi, 72 mins). Brilliant display of pace and finishing 9

Callum Chettle: (for Forrester, 83 mins). Calm and composed in his brief appearance 6

Dion-Curtis Henry: (not used).

Erhun Oztumer: (not used).

Aaron Williams:(not used).

Harry Beautyman: (not used).