15th February 1965: Fulham Juniors (0) – QPR Juniors (2)

Southern Junior Floodlight Cup Semi-Final

Team: Brooks, Hazell, Finch, Sibley, Moughton, Blake, Morgan (I), Parker, Leach, Bathurst, Morgan (R)

Whilst the QPR first team were having another lean season, the Rangers junior sides were on a crest of a wave.

Seventeen-year-old Frank Sibley had already made his senior debut a year earlier. The Morgan twins and Tony Hazell had also forced their way into the first team.

Rangers had beaten Luton Town 4-2 at Hayes & Harlington in the previous round of the Southern Junior Floodlight Cup and were then drawn against Fulham.

The semi-final was played on Monday 15th February at Craven Cottage. The R’s fielded a strong side whilst Fulham included the likes of Les Barrett and Terry Parmenter.

Rangers won the game 2-0 with goals from Parker and Bathurst.

Later that month Mick Leach went on to score on his 1st team debut.

Rangers then met Tottenham Hotspur in what was to have been a two-leg final. However the match at White Hart Lane was postponed and the second-leg was played at the White City.

Steve Russell

One thought on “15th February 1965: Fulham Juniors (0) – QPR Juniors (2)

  1. Ian and Roger Morgan, Mick Leach, Frank Sibley, Tony Hazell…. the memories come flooding back, they ended up as part of a truly great team…..

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