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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

QPR Reserves Win 3-0 at Aldershot

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Shabazz Baidoo bagged a brace and Ricky Sappleton was also on target as QPR Reserves eased to a 3-0 victory against Aldershot Town on Tuesday afternoon.

In a first half in which Rangers totally orchestrated proceedings, Baidoo staked a huge claim for a starting berth in the R's first team when he made the most of the time and space he was gifted in the 15th minute.

Second half substitute Sappleton made it two on 75 minutes, playing a neat one-two with Baidoo, before calmly slotting home from 14-yards.

But it was left to R's man-of-the-match Baidoo to wrap it up on 86 minutes, notching his third goal in two Reserve outings this term with a simple close-range finish.

Earlier, after neat build-up play involving Armel Tchakounte and Adam Czerkas, the diminutive Baidoo cut in from the left flank before delivering a composed finish past the Shots custodian.

Czerkas and fellow strike-partner Marc Nygaard linked up nicely in attack during the first period - with the latter seeing his stinging shot blocked in the 20th minute, before the former had a goal-bound shot deflected wide for a corner midway through the half.

The Shots threatened sporadically, with Joel Grant unlucky not to put the hosts on terms in the 21st minute, when his looping header was headed off the line by Egutu Oliseh.

Rangers had a strong claim for a penalty when Czerkas went to ground in the 32nd minute, but after initially going to blow his whistle, the referee waved play on, much to the disappointment of Justin Skinner and the R's bench.

The R's picked up where they left off at the start of the second half, with Sappleton - on for the returning Nygaard - opting for placement instead of power in the 56th minute, only to be denied by the Shots keeper.

Czerkas was also denied the goal his performance undoubtedly deserved when his attempted 35-yard chip landed on the roof of the net, while at the other end, Jake Cole was on hand to dive to his right to thwart Kirk Hudson.

Sappleton made sure of the points 15 minutes from time when he finished in style from inside the box, before Baidoo intercepted goalkeeper Louis Wells' attempted clearance and rolled the ball into an empty net to complete the rout.

QPR Reserves: Cole, Goode, Hislop, Oliseh (O'Connell 63), Kanyuka, Howell, Baidoo, Bailey, Nygaard (Sappleton 46), Czerkas (Taku 79), Tchakounte.
Subs: Munday, Smart.


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