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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

QPR Reserves Lose at Home to Aldershot Reserves

Updated: PHOTOS FROM QPR vs Aldershot Game


Shots Reserves beat QPR 3-2 at Loftus Road today
Goals from Sulaiman, Hudson and Youth Team Player Hylton
Report to follow http://www.theshots.co.uk/NewsPage.ink?nid=27203

Shots Reserves Fine Win at QPR
QPR Reserves 2 Aldershot Town Reserves 3match report
Aldershot fielded a strong lining including four from the starting line-up against Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday. Lewis Hamilton and Leroy Griffiths were both facing their former club and ' is so often the case ' rose to the occasion.
Shots started with a flurry of chances and took the lead in the fourth minute. Ryan Williams' pass set Leroy Griffiths down the left and just inside the area he picked out Hassan Sulaiman's run into the area with an incisive pass which Sulaiman accurately placed into the far corner.
Dan Weait in the Shots goal saved well from Stefan Moore shortly after but QPR were on the ropes and fortunate not to fall further behind. First Kirk Hudson's pace created space for Sulaiman to cross the ball into the danger zone where Sean Ridgeway's shot was just kept out. Then a dangerous cross from Hamilton was hit first time by Hudson but Sean Thomas beat the ball out.
The game was open and flowing with both teams going for goals. Weait kept out QPR until the 22nd minute when Scott Donnelly curled a free-kick around the wall and just inside the post to equalise. Weait made an excellent close range save from Luke Townsend and really seems to have developed over the course of the season.
Aldershot retook the lead on 31 minutes, route one play saw Kirk Hudson's explosive pace ensure he was first to a long ball which he knocked wide of Thomas then walked into the net unopposed. QPR almost equalised straight away, Tobi Jinadu used his strength to shepherd Moore away from Ukah's cross but the ball curled after bouncing and hit the post.
The drama continued when Sammy Youssouf beat Jinadu to a ball inside the area but tumbled all too easily under Matt Somner's challenge and the referee rightly waved play on. Aldershot's wide men posed problems for Rangers' defence all afternoon and a flowing diagonal move from Williams to Sulaiman set up Ridgeway with a shooting opportunity that he pulled wide of goal. As the half closed Stefan Bailey's very late foul on Ryan Scott earned a booking ' had Bailey's two-footed lunge earlier in the half connected he may not have been on the pitch.
The second half was considerably less eventful. Rangers blanked out Shots threat down the flanks and Shots defence dealt capably with QPR's forward moves. Ryan Scott hit a long range volley inches wide of goal but there were few other chances. Youssouf embroiled himself in a tangle with Scott and delivered the light sort of 'head butt' that would receive an automatic red card in first team football but Referee Bull sensibly diffused the situation with a talking to.
Midway through the half Shots had the ball in QPR's net after Hamilton's diagonal pass was chested down by Griffiths who bundled it past the keeper but was ruled offside. QPR equalised in the 79th minute Donnelly threading a pass between Shots' defence and Youssouf clipped the ball across the goal past Weait.
A flurry of late substitutions saw former Oxford trainee Liam Malone on for his fourth consecutive Reserve match, along with youth-team top scorer Danny Hylton and Australian trialist Greg Farrell. The goal spurred Aldershot into life and Hudson's pace again stretched Rangers defence. In the 87th minute Danny Hylton got the better of his marker and surged through on goal, to slip his shot just inside the post for a 3-2 lead and his first Reserve goal.
In injury time Somner made a well-timed saving tackle and at the other end Scott's shot was just wide of target. An excellent result for Aldershot that takes them off the foot of the table and above Woking. The entire eleven played well in the first half and though rarely threatening in the second dealt with QPR well. Lewis Hamilton had an impressive game in his preferred right-back position, Tobi Jinadu did the simple things very well in central defence and Leroy Griffiths worked hard in attack.
Aldershot: Dan Weait, Lewis Hamilton (Liam Malone 77), Will Salmon, Tobi Jinadu, Matt Somner, Ryan Scott, Ryan Williams (Greg Farrell 84), Hassan Sulaiman, Sean Ridgeway, Leroy Griffiths (Danny Hylton 82), Kirk Hudson.
QPR: Sean Thomas, Ugo Ukah (Karl Yelland 80), Andrew Howell, Jon Munday, George Santos, Stefan Bailey, Scott Donnelly, Stefan Moore, Luke Townsend (Matt Hislop 59), Sammy Youssouf, Shabazz Baidoo.
Report by Martin Gooday (match pictures to follow)

Rangers Reserves conceded a late, late goal to succumb to a 3-2 defeat against Aldershot at Loftus Road.Shots substitute Danny Hylton notched the last gasp winner, despite vocal appeals for a handball earlier in the move.Defeat was a little harsh on Rangers, who enjoyed the lion's share of territory and possession throughout a free-flowing contest.Earlier, Aldershot - who fielded a strong side - were ahead inside three minutes when Hassan Suliamin finished with aplomb from the edge of the 18 yard box.After a series of close shaves, Rangers eventually drew level on 21 minutes, courtesy of a Scott Donnelly wondergoal.The 18 year old midfielder curled a delightful 25 free-kick into the top corner of the net, to the delight of the small crowd.But the lead lasted just nine minutes, when Kirk Hudson evaded the offside trap, skipped round Thomas and stroked the ball into an empty net.The second half flattered to deceive, until Donnelly's fine run ended with him slipping in Sammy Youssouf, who took one touch to set before curling the ball past Dan Weait in the 79th minute.A draw looked to be on the cards, before Hylton had his say to leave the hosts pondering a second loss on the spin.

This was QPR's Announced Team
QPR Reserves: Thomas, Kus, Howell, Munday, Santos, Donnelly, Bailey, Townsend, Baidoo, Youssouf, Moore.Subs: Cole, Yelland, Hislop, Ukah, Cousins.http://www.qpr.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Match/Reserves/0,,10373~801500,00.html

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