Harrow Borough (0) – QPR U23 (4)

Team: Little (Salamon), Williams-Lowe (McLean), Trialist (Carlyle), Gubbins (Domi), Woollard-Innocent (Woodman), Drewe (Jude-Boyd), Conte (Aoraha), Mema (Frailing), Trialist (Pitblado), Adomah (Kendall/Armstrong), Adarkwa(Mahorn)

Albert Adomah entered the field to a guard of honour and rapturous applause from all around the ground. Albert had played for Borough between 2006 and 2008 prior to his departure to Barnet.

The R’s had gone close in the opening stages when a header flashed just past the post. And at the other end, a powerful free kick from close on 30 yards, was directed straight at Max Little.

Adomah’s emotional return to Earlsmead was always going to be brief and on 13 minutes Charley Kendall replaced him.

Rangers took the lead following a superb lay-off that led to cross from the left and a well-placed Sean Adarkwa buried his header.

Charley Kendall doubled the R’s lead with a powerful strike from just outside the box. Half-time: 2-0.

Rangers’ grip on the game continued after the break and Sean Adarkwa scored his second of the evening from close range.

Aaron Drewe was having a superb game and there was one occasion when, despite being fouled, he immediately jumped up and won the ball back again. It was fitting that he scored the R’s fourth goal.

The home side were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box. The ball was curled goalwards, but Matteo Salamonmanaged to punch it away to safety.

The R’s almost added a fifth in the closing stages when Sinclair Armstrong’s lob was kicked off the line.

A comfortable win for the R’s in front of a decent crowd. Albert Adomah said after the game: “Harrow looked after me and if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have progressed on and had the career that I had.”

Steve Russell

(Thanks to Ian Randall for permission to use one of his photos)