QPR U23 (3) – Charlton Athletic U23 (3)

U23 Professional Development League

Team: Brzozowski, Williams-Lowe, Domi, Bettache, Carlyle, Rowan, Remy, Duncan, Walker, Bansal-McNulty, Dalling

Sub Not Used: Dickinson

For the visit of Charlton Athletic at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, Marcin Brzozowski was back in goal for the R’s and Charlie Rowan, who had been on loan at Barnet, captained the side.

Rangers created a good opportunity in the opening minutes after Deshane Dalling’s angled shot was well saved by Ben Amos.

However it was the visitors who took the lead after just five minutes following a move initiated by the Charlton full-back down the left-wing. His ball across the box evaded two players before being squeezed in by Josh Davison at the far post.

Marcin Brzozowski made a very good save after being tested from just inside the area.

QPR equalised on 18 minutes after Adam Matthews had bundled over Dylan Duncan in the box. The R’s No.8 stepped up and placed the ball low to Ben Amos’s right.

Following a good move down the left flank a couple of minutes later, Dylan Duncan let fly from just outside the box. It looked as if the ball was going in, but in reality it flew just past the upright.

The Addicks took the lead in the 24th minute in unusual circumstances. Nathan Carlyle’s back-pass forced Marcin Brzozowski down to illegally knock the ball away and Mr Danaskos awarded an indirect free kick.

After every R’s player had formed up in the area, Erhun Oztumer’s initial shot was blocked, but he was then able to fire his follow-up effort into the bottom corner.

A good cross from the left was met by Lewis Walker, but he was off-balance and his header went wide of the post.

At the other end, an Addicks player, positioned in lots of space in the ‘D’, forced the R’s keeper to elevate himself backwards and pull off an excellent save.

Following a heavy challenge, Lewis Walker remonstrated with Mr Danaskos claiming that he had played the ball but he booked him anyway.

The game had become a bit niggly and a bit of pushing led to a free kick for the R’s from just outside the box. Amrit Bansal-McNulty lined it up, but his effort was pushed behind for a corner. Half-time: 1-2.

It was difficult to tell from my vantage point in the South Africa Road Stand whether Paul Hall was on duty, but Andy Impey clearly was.

Shiloh Remy hadn’t looked comfortable out of position on the wing and was replaced by Ben Wells.

Five minutes after the break the visitors had a goal disallowed when Josh Davison had finished off Oztumer’s cross. Then Lewis Walker’s header was ruled out as Dalling had taken the ball over the bye-line prior to his cross.

Jake Frailing was introduced on 70 minutes at the expense of Dylan Duncan.

Rangers equalised two minutes later. From just inside the area and knocking the ball from one foot to the other, Nathan Carlyle drove it superbly into the bottom left-hand corner.

After 78 minutes Charlton once again took the lead. From Jake Forster-Caskey’s corner, Ben Dempsey headed the ball down and beyond Marcin Brzozowski.

Aaron Drewe came on for Faysal Bettache after 82 minutes.

Deshane Dalling was tripped in the box in the third minute of added time and Mr Danaskos pointed to the spot. The R’s No.11 stepped up and despatched the ball coolly into the back of the net for a dramatic equaliser.

Erhun Oztumer had a very good game for the visitors.

Spotted before the match were; Steve Gallen, Marc Bircham and Martin Rowlands.

Steve Russell