QPR U18 (1) – Huddersfield Town U18 (2)

U18 Professional Development League 2 Team: Dickinson, Springer-Downes, Antwi, Orafu, Noel-McLeod, Gubbins, Goather-Braithwaite, Akinola, Francis-Adeyinka, Dauti, Ribeiro This final league game of a disappointing season, kicked off at Harlington in splendid sunshine at the slightly earlier time of 10.30am. Romeo Akinola captained the Rangers side and Tyla Dickinson had to replace Myles Bowman in goal. Continue reading


QPR U18 (2) – Bolton Wanderers U18 (2)

U18 Professional Development League 2 Team: Brzozowski, Springer-Downes (Ribeiro), Barzey, Klass, Eales, Dupray, Goather-Braithwaite (Bettache), Folkes, Platt, Akinola, Cardoso (Martin) Sub Not Used: Harvey White (GK) This 10.30am fixture was switched to Heston because the first team was training at Harlington, ahead of the match at Cardiff the following day. Within the first minute, the Continue reading


QPR U18 (3) – Ipswich Town U18 (0)

U18 Professional Development League 2 Team: Haigh, Matthews, Williams (Springer-Downes), Anastasiou (Barzey), Arthur (Folkes), Fox, Alfa, Donnellan, Adams, Crichlow, Bowler With the shortage of goalkeepers, including R’s fan Lewis Todd’s recent departure to Watford, trialist Chris Haigh made his debut between the posts. The Rangers debutant soon made a good take under pressure and within Continue reading


QPR U18 (6) – Barnsley U18 (4)

Team: Todd, Eales (Springer-Downes), Williams, Akinola, Arthur, Fox, Bolkiah, Klass, Darbyshire (Alfa), Crichlow, Bowler Sub Not Used: Gaster When I arrived at Harlington just ahead of the 11.30am kick-off, the U15’s match against Arsenal was underway on the adjacent pitch. The U18’s had lost their previous game 9-2 at Leeds United whilst the Tykes had Continue reading


QPR U18 (0) – Hull City U18 (1)

U18 Professional Development League 2 Team: Todd, Matthews, Williams, Donnellan (Bettache), Arthur, Fox (Eales), Crichlow, Folkes, Darbyshire, Clarke (Alfa), Bowler Subs Not Used: Mesias, Dauti I was informed upon arrival at the gate that I couldn’t access the training ground until 10.30am. Find all this nonsense totally unnecessary. The U18’s had lost their opening game Continue reading