Matty Stevens reminded Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson of his goalscoring expertise today (February 19).
The 21 year-old bagged a hat-trick as Posh Under 23s fought back from 3-1 down to win 4-3 at AFC Wimbledon in a Central League game.
The Dons were soon 2-0 ahead before Stevens was fouled in the penalty area. The striker took the spot-kick himself and scored.
The hosts made it 3-1 before the break, but Stevens and youth team player Oli Shackleton dragged Posh level. Stevens claimed the winning goal 10 minutes from time from close range.
Stevens has been a prolific scorer in loan spells at Kettering Town and Slough in the last 12 months, as well as finding the back of the net regularly for Posh reserve teams.
But a player who signed a new two-and-a-half year deal at Posh in December has made just two substitute appearances for the first team and none since Ferguson arrived.
Posh: Chapman, Lyon, Freestone, Cartwright, Garner, Barker, Gurney, Burrows, Buckley-Ricketts, Stevens, Shackleton.