U23 Professional Development League
Team: Brzozowski, Felix, Genovesi, Goss, Bassong, Omar, Tilt, Owens, Oteh, Chair, Dalling
Sub Not Used: Dickinson
Rangers were awarded a penalty in under a minute, which Oteh then put away after being fouled in the box. The visitors soon equalised with a free header from close range following a corner.
However, the R’s were back in the lead after 17 minutes when Chay Tilt broke free and finding himself in lots of space belted the ball in the net from a widish position.
A low ball sent into the box picked out Ilias Chair and although he scuffed his shot, Matt Hall still decided to dive full-length as it went narrowly past the far post.
Deshane Dalling was making some great runs down the left-flank. He sent in a cross from the bye-line resulting in Charlie Owens’ shot being blocked and then cleared.
It got a bit niggly in the latter stages of the half, but the only player Mr Richardson booked was Sean Goss (on his 23rd birthday). The Bradford City team coach arrived ahead of their match v AFC Wimbledon. Half-time: 2-1.
Just seconds after the break, Cardiff hit the post from Jamie Veale’s header, but it was the R’s who scored next.
On 57 minutes, Chay Tilt’s cross found Ilias Chair in the box who controlled the ball nicely on his chest. He didn’t pull the trigger immediately but decided to go through two defenders before placing his shot in the corner of the net.
Nineteen year-old Lewis Walker, son of Des and recently released by Derby County, replaced Deshane Dalling on the hour mark.
Amrit Bansal-McNulty was introduced after 73 minutes at the expense of Chay Tilt.
In the 83rd minute, Marcin Brzozowski made a superb save when he faced Ibrahim Meite one-on-one, fisting away his powerful shot.
The Bluebirds pulled a goal back in the final minute from a corner with Jack Bodenham’s unstoppable bullet header.
Paul Hall’s other change saw Ben Wells replacing Sebastien Bassong.