And, even better, he scored a goal that he will probably remember for the rest of his career.

Scott, right with his medal, netted the fifth as Reading HC slammed Surbiton 5-1 at the Lee Valley Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park last Saturday.

The Easthampstead Park student had seen his side concede an early goal to the cup favourites, who had finished joint top of the NOW: Pensions League, 25 points better off than Reading who were down in sixth place.

But the Sonning Lane side turned the game around with two first-half goals and added two more in the second half, with all four coming from penalty corner routines.

Surbiton had a chance to pull one back when they were awarded a penalty stroke, but keeper Tommy Alexander pulled off a smart save.

It was then 18-year-old Scott’s turn to take centre stage at the home of England hockey.

He picked up the ball just inside the Surbiton half and then went on a powerful run through the heart of the defence, shrugging off at least four challenges on the way. And he finished off his solo run with a powerful shot high into the top left corner of the net.

It brought the fans to their feet, while Scott was mobbed by his team-mates.

But they were not totally surprised by his solo effort, according to keeper Alexander.

He said: “He often scores goals like that in training.” And coach Andy Watts added: “Peter has been looking really good in training. He has really picked up and gained a lot of experience. He is looking more and more exciting every time he plays.” Scott, who is hoping to go to University of Bath later this year, learned his hockey with Bracknell before switching to Reading two years ago as he wanted to play at a higher level.

He certainly hit new heights on Saturday with his memorable goal that sealed an emphatic win for Reading.

The victorious squad also included Wokingham resident Dan Shingles.