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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

#QPR Snippets: Ref for Doncaster...On This Day: Vauxhall Motors: The Replay!...Karl Henry Birthday...Tony Ingham's Debut


Tony Ingham's QPR Debut (Above from Bushman Archives)


- Ref for Saturday's Doncaster Rovers vs QPR Game: Oliver Langford

- Birthday for QPR's Karl Henry (31)

- Five Year Flashback: QPR Axe long-serving Club Secretary, Sheila Marson

11 Years Ago Today: Vauxhall Motors: The REplay

Digby, Forbes, Carlisle, Palmer, Padula, Burgess, Bircham, Langley, Williams, Thomson, Furlong.
SUBS: Culkin, Connolly, Murphy, Oli, Daly.

BBC November 26, 2002 - Vauxhall Motors stun QPR

QPR 1-1 Vauxhall Motors (aet)
(Vauxhall won 4-3 on penalties)

Vauxhall Motors caused the upset of the FA Cup first round as they dumped out Second Division QPR on penalties at Loftus Road.

The Unibond League outfit thoroughly deserved their victory and should have won in normal time.

But it was left to goalkeeper Andy Ralph to save from Paul Furlong in the shootout before Karl Connolly's miss sent the part-timers through 4-3.

There did not look to be an upset on the cards when Andy Thomson shot QPR ahead after 18 minutes.

But when Vauxhall skipper Phil Brazier levelled four minutes later the game swung towards the part-timers.

They were denied four times in the first half after superb efforts by Terry Fearns, Robbie Lawton, Peter Cumiskey and Nicky Young as they dominated their opponents.

QPR hit back after the break as the non-League side tired. But Thomson, Clarke Carlisle and Connolly all missed chances as the game went first into extra time and then to penalties.

Vauxhall earned a second-round tie at Macclesfield with successful kicks from Cumiskey, Fearns, Carl Nesbitt and Kevin Lynch, and were given a standing ovation at the end.

QPR: Digby, Forbes, Carlisle, Palmer, Padula, Burgess, Bircham, Langley, Williams, Thomson, Furlong. Subs: Culkin, Connolly, Murphy, Oli, Daly.

Vauxhall Motors: Ralph, Lawton, Brazier, Collins, McDermott, Nesbitt, Aspinall, Haddrell, Cumiskey, Fearns, Young. Subs: Hogg, Thompson, Lynch, Derek Ward, Welton.

Referee: S Tomlin (E Sussex).




Rangers manager Ian Holloway is looking forward to tonight's FA Cup first round replay against Vauxhall Motors at Loftus Road (kick off 7.45pm). After a disappointing goalless draw at Luton on the back of a similar stalemate against today's opponents the previous weekend, Ollie sees this as a chance to get the season up and running once again.

"Pride is at stake tonight and this is an opportunity to get back to winning ways" he said. Reflecting on that game at Kenilworth Road, Ollie was frustrated by some aspects of the performance but also felt there were some positives.

"There are some good points to take from the game - we started positively, but we can't hide from the fact that we didn't capitalise when they went down to nine men."

For the whole Ian Holloway interview on QPR World click on one of the links below. Ollie talks frankly about his spat with Luton boss Joe Kinnear and you can also take a look at the injury suffered by Kevin Gallen. Rangers physio Prav Mathema also discusses the latest injury situation...."



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