U21 Professional Development League 2
Team: Mahoney, Jude-Boyd, Harrack, Dozzell, Oguwazor, Gubbins, Pedder, Dixon-Bonner, Kargbo, Bala, Angelov
Subs: Salamon, Rossi, Talla, Murphy, Kolli
The R’s lined-up at Loftus Road in a 4-4-2 formation, with Rafferty Pedder in a wide-left position and a trialist at centre-back.
Rangers got off to an assertive start which saw Peter Angelov cut in from the right-flank and his shot from just outside the area, bounced off the crossbar.
Hamzad Kargbo took the ball nicely on his chest before laying it off to Rafferty Pedder. The R’s No.7 then swept forward and his strike on goal brought out a good save from Dave Robson.
However, the Tigers began to grow into the game and after Rangers had given the ball away, the resulting shot came off the upright and back into play.
Hull took the lead in the 17th minute following an in-swinging corner. Murphy Mahoney managed to get a hand to the ball, but Alfie Taylor was on hand to finish.
Have to say that the away side were now dominating proceedings and were rarely giving the ball away.
That said, Rangers managed to equalise in the 37th minute following Hamzad Kargbo’s run down the wing. The R’s striker then squared the ball to Steven Bala who finished from close range.
Murphy Mahoney made a very good save just before the interval and it finished all-square at half-time.
Into the second-half, and after Joseph Johnson had forcible knocked over Hamzad Kargbo, Mr Lamping booked both players following the R’s striker’s reaction.
The Tigers took the lead in the 56th minute after Will Jarvis had skipped along the bye-line to set-up Glen Sani around the six-yard box.
Hull went further ahead just two minutes later when Olly Green’s shot got a lucky deflection before entering the net.
Following a good passing-move from the visitors, Rajdeep Palit moved in from the right and the resulting shot forced the R’s keeper into making an excellent one-handed stop.
Chris Ramsey made two changes after 68 minutes which saw Rayan Kolli and Harry Murphy replace Steven Bala and Peter Angelov respectively.
This was later followed by the introduction of Lorent Talla at the expense of the trialist.
As the R’s looked to pull a goal back, Rafferty Pedder passed the ball on to Rayan Kolli, who then belted it low to the keeper’s left, but he just managed to keep it out.
Arkell Jude-Boyd’s cross from the left found Rafferty Pedder, who then advanced before shooting and the ball was deflected behind for a corner.
That was pretty much the final goalscoring opportunity for the home side and at the final whistle it remained 3-1 to the visitors.
Next up for the B team was a trip to Oakwell to take on Barnsley’s U21’s.