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


Remembering Former R’s Player David Baker: “Two Matches – Rita & Rangers – the Same Afternoon. What a Day!”

The following article appeared in the Press in August 1959: ‘David Baker, twenty-year-old Queen’s Park Rangers centre-half, has put forward his wedding an hour so that he can take part in the Club’s public practice match on Saturday.  Baker, an Army private stationed at Devizes, marries nineteen-year-old Rita Dezzani at Shepherd’s Bush at 1.30 – Continue reading


QPR (4) – Newport County (2) – ‘Addinall Headed the Ball Down to Shepherd’s Feet for the Winger to Score his Second Goal’

Football League Division 3 (South) Team: Brown, Poppitt, Ingham, Clayton, Spence, Farrow, Gilberg, Smith, Addinall, Quinn, Shepherd Attendance: 14,800 After Rangers had suffered a 0-2 defeat at Brighton. their next opponents were Newport County who travelled to Loftus Road on 18th October 1952:  ‘George Mountford, of Stoke, did not play at outside-right, as had been hoped. He will take a few Continue reading