QPR (2) – Everton (1) – Les Ferdinand Scores the Winner with just Two Minutes Remaining, but it was Farewell to the Old Loft

Team: Roberts, Bardsley, Wilson, Wilkins (Barker), Ready, Yates, Impey, Holloway, Ferdinand, White, Sinclair. Subs Not Used: Stejskal, Brevett Attendance: 13,330 The 16th April 1994 sadly marked the final day of the old Loft. Rangers took on Everton at Loftus Road after a 1-1 draw against Chelsea three days earlier. The following match report appeared eleven Continue reading


Tottenham Hotspur (0) – QPR (0) – ‘There was a pretty good leavening of Queen’s Park Rangers Supporters, who were, of course, delighted…’

Team: Collins, Newlands, Edwards (J), Bowman, Hitch, Skinner, Colvin, Hamilton, Abbott, Busby, Wilson Attendance: 13,000 Rangers had won their opening Southern League game of the 1902/03 season at Kensal Rise on 3rd September with a 2-0 victory over Wellingborough. Three days later QPR travelled to the home of Tottenham Hotspur. The following match report later Continue reading


Ipswich Town (0) – QPR (1) – ‘Ferdinand kept the Dream Alive with his 21st Goal of the Season’

Team: Roberts, Wilson, Brevett, McDonald, Ready, Barker(Maddix), Impey, Holloway, Ferdinand, Gallen (Penrice), Sinclair. Sub Not Used: Dykstra Attendance: 11,767 Following a superb 3-1 win over Arsenal at Loftus Road three days earlier, the R’s travelled to Portman Road on 11th April 1995. Tony Kell’s match report follows: ‘QPR boss Ray Wilkins was talking about Europe Continue reading


QPR (3) – Blackburn Rovers (1) – ‘Marsh Magic Thrills Fans’

Team: Springett, Clement, Harris, Keen, Keetch, Hazell, Morgan (I), Sanderson, Wilks, Marsh, Morgan (R). Attendance: 12,917 The match against Blackburn Rovers in 1967 was originally scheduled for the 4th November but was postponed. It was then re-arranged for Tuesday, 12th December and the following match report later appeared in the local Gazette: ‘Rangers jumped right Continue reading


QPR (1) – Southend United (2) – ‘Tempers became frayed, Football was forgotten…’

Team: Brown, Woods, Ingham, Petchey, Powell, Angell, McKay, Smith, Clark, Cameron, Shepherd Attendance: 11,822 Ken Bromfield alerted me recently to a match against Southend United in 1955. The game at Loftus Road against the Shrimpers on 8th October was certainly a feisty affair and full of incident! “I remember a match against Southend in 1955, Continue reading


From May 1951: ‘QPR & La Gantoise Share the Honours’

Team (according to the match programme): Gullan, Poppitt, Ingham, Parkinson, Woodward, Clayton, Waugh, Smith, Hatton, Farrow, Shepherd. La Gantoise visited Loftus Road on Thursday, 10th May 1951. The Belgian side had expressed their interest the previous year in being part of the ‘All Nations Sports & Cultural Association’. The Association was six years old and Continue reading


QPR Reserves (4) – Watford Reserves (4) – ‘Gibbons Notched QPR’s Final Goal Two Minutes from the End’

Team: Saphin, Rose, Heath, Parkinson, Millbank, Dudley, Adams, Mills, Durrant, Gibbons, Pattison. QPR’s reserves took on Watford’s at Loftus Road on 13thNovember 1948. A match report appeared in the local press a week later: ‘Eight goals were scored at Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon when QPR Reserves met Watford before a large crowd. It was Continue reading