QPR U21 (2) – Hull City U21 (6)

U21 Professional Development League 2

Team: Smithies, Kakay (Matthews), Suk-Young, Doughty, Wise, Haran, Prohouly (Manning), Comley, N’Guessan, Diakite, Komodikis (Crichlow)

Sub Not Used: Hudnott

The visitors came into this game unbeaten so far this season, with an impressive five wins and two draws.

Rangers went a goal down after ten minutes after Brandon Comley lost possession in his own half and the Hull player then ran through to slot home with comparative ease.

After 17 minutes, following a good move, Comley was brought down in the box and Mr Gray pointed to the spot. Michael Doughty then equalised for the R’s with a low drive.

The visitors went very close when a Hull player twisted and turned in the box and his resultant shot hit the post. They then scored their second after some poor Rangers defending, with their No. 7 firing home from close range.

Another Tigers effort ended just wide with Hull players unmarked. They were pressing our defenders, winning possession and were certainly the better side. It was no surprise when Hull added a third after 35 minutes. Half-time: 1-3.

Six minutes after the interval, Bowen scored Hull’s fourth goal following a good move and their fifth arrived soon after.

Just before the hour mark, Paul Hall brought on Tom Matthews at the expense of Osman Kakay. Alex Smithies made a very good save and this was followed by a double substitution. Axel Prohouly and Andreas Komodikis were replaced by Ryan Manning and Gianni Crichlow respectively.

Rangers upped their game but the few times that they did venture into the visitors’ box, their defenders blocked nearly everything. The R’s did pull one back in the 73rd minute when Brandon Comley’s shot from 20 yards was deflected into the net.

Hull scored a sixth and final goal a couple of minutes from the end when a free kick hit the net via the post with Alex Smithies rooted to the spot.

The Friday afternoon crew also included Roger Stokes, Chris Hewitt, Keith and Rob Bennett. Also watching the game were Kevin Gallen and Richard Langley.

Steve Russell