U23 Professional Development League
Team: Brzozowski, Felix, Williams, Owens, Rowan, Wells, Tilt, Bansal-McNulty, Walker, Oteh, Dalling.
Subs Not Used: Dickinson, Omar.
On a blustery afternoon in West London, Ipswich Town arrived at Loftus Road as league leaders and unbeaten in seven matches.
The R’s starting line-up included 20-year-old defender, Charlie Rowan who had been released by Watford during the summer.
Ipswich took the lead in under a minute following Jack Lankester’s free kick from just outside the box. The ball was knocked into Shane McLoughlin who finished from six-yards.
Rangers equalised five minutes later after Oteh squared the ball from the bye-line. Bansal-McNulty lurking in space, then side-footed the ball into the back of the net.
Aramide Oteh started a good Rangers attack after some good ball control following Marcin Brzozowski’s kick into the centre-circle. Deshane Dalling then belted the ball low into the keeper’s gloves.
The Tractor Boys created a good opportunity from a swift counter-attack after a Rangers corner. A superb ball in from the right-flank towards his onrushing team mate was well anticipated and cleared to safety.
Ipswich made a strong appeal for a penalty but Mr Packman wasn’t interested, neither did he book the player for diving!
Joe Felix went on a good run down the right-wing and then had his shirt tugged as he cut in. No foul was awarded and the ball went behind for a corner.
Whilst at the other end, an Ipswich player’s shot appeared to swerve twice as it narrowly passed the far corner.
Jack Lankester was booked following a foul on the QPR custodian. Then Jack Williams was shown a yellow card despite the Ipswich player making a bit of a meal of it! It finished all square at half-time.
Caden Genovesi replaced Jack Williams for the commencement of the second-half.
The visitors got their noses in front after just two minutes. The referee pulled back play and Lankester’s free kick into the box from a good 35-yards out was glanced into the net by McLoughlin, leaving Brzozowski rooted to the spot.
Lewis Walker was put through into a good position but his shot lacked power and Harry Wright was able to make a comfortable save.
Amrit Bansal-McNulty was the next player to be booked after a tug on an opponents’ shirt.
Rangers equalised on 62 minutes following a lovely build-up resulting in Lewis Walker’s deft lay-off and Chay Tilt volleyed the ball into the net.
After 66 minutes Paul Hall introduced Faysal Bettache at the expense of Deshane Dalling.
A good ball found Oteh and the R’s No.10 shot powerfully at Harry Wright and the ball ended up going behind.
Millwall provide the opposition on Monday, 22nd October at Harlington.