When QPR couldn’t Manage a Single Goal in Six Consecutive Home Games!

On 12th December 1953, the R’s drew 1-1 at Loftus Road with Nuneaton Borough in the 2nd round of the FA Cup.

Although they did go on to win the replay 2-1 five days later, but it wasn’t until the 20th February that Rangers fans witnessed another home goal!

1. 19th December 1953 – lost 0-1 against Bristol City
2. Boxing Day – drew 0-0 with Colchester United
3. 9th January 1954 – FA Cup 3rd round – lost 0-1 against Port Vale
4. 16th January – lost 0-2 against Swindon Town
5. 30th January – Coventry City recorded a 3-0 victory
6. 6th February – This was followed by a goalless draw with Shrewsbury Town

R’s fans travelling to Exeter a week later would then have witnessed another 0-0 draw!

However, matters were to change dramatically as the following Saturday the R’s notched up five goals against Newport County at Loftus Road.

Bobby Cameron scored a hat-trick with Pat Kerrins and Conway Smith adding the other two.

And in their next home game two weeks later, Rangers scored another five goals at the expense of Torquay United.

The R’s went on to continue scoring in each of their final five home games of the season.

Steve Russell


(Source of reference: Gordon Macey’s – ‘Queen’s Park Rangers – A Complete Record’. Thanks Gordon. Rest in Peace)