Brentford (0) – QPR (1) -’The Only Goal came after 32 Minutes when Nelson Handled & Hatton Slammed the Penalty Home’

The Harry Newman Brentford Hospital Cup Team: Allen, Powell (G), Jefferson, Powell (I), Smith (G), Smith (A), Hatton, Stewart, Durrant, Mills, Hartburn Rangers had won promotion to the old Division Two and just two days after their final league game of the season, they travelled to Griffin Park on 3rd May 1948, to take on Continue reading


QPR (2) – Birmingham City (2) – “It’s a Hollow Feeling to Think that I’ll Never be Out Here Again” – Frank McLintock

Team: Parkes, Hollins, Gillard, Kelly, McLintock, Webb, Thomas, Leach, Masson, Eastoe, Givens Sub: Abbott Attendance: 14,976 Originally scheduled for 3rd May 1977, Rangers eventually took on Birmingham City at Loftus Road later that month, in the last match of the season. James Lawton wrote the following report for the Daily Express: ‘For years it has Continue reading


QPR (2) – Cambridge United (1) – ‘Thousands of Exuberant QPR Supporters Flooded the Pitch Two Minutes from Time’

Team: Hucker, Fenwick, Gillard, Waddock, Hazell, Roeder, Currie, Flanagan, Allen, Stainrod, Gregory Sub: Micklewhite (for Waddock) Attendance: 10,467 Ahead of QPR’s first FA Cup Final appearance, on 15th May 1982, the R’s took on Cambridge United at Loftus Road in their final league game of the season. The following match report later appeared in the Continue reading


QPR (1) – Arsenal (0) – ‘The Goal was very much the Highlight of the Match’

Team: Hucker, Chivers, Dawes, Waddock, James, Fenwick, McDonald, Fillery, Bannister, Byrne, Allen Sub: Gregory Attendance: 20,189 On 20th April 1985, Arsenal were the visitors to Loftus Road. Nick Pitt later filed the following match report: ‘A generally miserable match on a miserable afternoon was saved by those Rangers players who at least tried to string Continue reading


Charlton Athletic (2) – QPR (3) – ‘Marsh Destroys Charlton’

FA Cup 4th Round Team: Kelly, Clement, Gillard, Watson, Mobley, Hazell, Bridges, Venables, Clarke, Marsh, Ferguson Sub: Leach Attendance: 30,262 After beating South Shields 4-1 at Loftus Road in the 3rd Round, the R’s then travelled to the Valley on 24thJanuary 1970 to take on Charlton. Denis Compton later filed the following match report: ‘This London Continue reading


QPR (1) – Everton (0) – ‘When Bowles tried yet another of his Swerving Individual Runs, he was brought down by Clements’

League Division One Team: Parkes, Clement, Gillard, Venables, Mancini, McLintock, Thomas, Francis, Leach, Bowles, Givens Sub: Hazell Attendance: 19,051 On 12th January 1974, Everton travelled to Loftus Road. Jim Gaughan wrote the following match report later that day: ‘Gerry Francis, Queen’s Park Rangers’ midfield star, gave further proof of his international potential with some superb passes, Continue reading


8th January 1966: Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic (1) – QPR (1)  

Football League Division 3  Team: Springett, Watson, Langley, Keen, Hunt, Sibley, Lazarus, Collins, Allen, Sanderson, Morgan (R)  Sub: Hazell  Attendance: 7,616  After the 7-2 thrashing of York City the previous Saturday, I remember travelling down to Bournemouth on the Supporters Club coach and then standing on the half-way line as R’s fans usually did in Continue reading


Watford (0) – QPR (3) – ‘Finally, almost in Injury Time, Clark Broke Away to Lob a Surprise Third Past an Advancing Linton’

Team: Drinkwater, Woods, Ingham, Keen, Rutter, Angell, Lazarus, Bedford, Evans, Andrews, Clark Attendance: 15,606 On 10th December 1960, Rangers travelled to Vicarage Road. The following match report later appeared in the local press:  ‘While Rotherham, Watford’s cup opponents, were finding their scoring boots in slamming Luton 5-2 on Saturday, the Hornets were making an awful mess Continue reading