Mathew Stevens hit a hat-trick as the reserves beat Swindon Town.

Striker Mathew Stevens scored a hat-trick as the Peterborough United reserve team recorded an emphatic 5-2 win over Swindon Town in the latest Central League fixture at the Mick George Training Academy.

Dave Farrell's men were always in control of the contest and opened the scoring through the impressive Ricardo Almeida Santos who brushed off the defender and calmy finished past Henry and into the back of the net.

Stevens opened his account with a fine 35-yard lob after robbing the sleepy Henry who had advanced from his goal to try and play a pass into midfield.

Swindon reduced the arrears just before the break when the trialist striker cracked home a close-range volley.

Adil Nabi hit the crossbar with a fine effort after linking well with Nathan Oduwa while Deon Moore was also denied by the keeper.

After the break, Stevens made it 3-1 with a close-range finish after a low centre from George Moncur and had the chance to complete his hat-trick when Oduwa was brought down in the box. Stevens squeezed home the spot-kick to extend the advantage.

Jerome Binnom-Williams was denied by Henry after bursting through while Almeida Santos side-footed wide as Posh continued to dominate.

Oduwa added a fifth with a low finish before the trialist striker for the Robins provided a late consolation goal.

Posh: Henry, Almeida Santos, Bostwick (sub Freestone), Cartwright, Binnom-Williams, Nabi, Chettle (sub Penfold), Oduwa, Moncur (sub Jarvis), Moore, Stevens.