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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Jimmy Fixes It...

Coventry 0-1 QPR

Jimmy Smith's second half goal earned three more valuable points as Rangers continued to take massive steps closer to staying in the Championship.

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The day started well enough as a rare full car load set off from London with myself, PK, Al and California Hoop all making the relatively easy journey to the Ricoh Arena - and after Tuesday's win over Preston, we were all in good spirits and in an upbeat mood. The day continued to get even better as news filtered through that the referee for the day, Uriah Rennie had been replaced. So after what seemed like a mountaineering expedition to get to our seats and despite almost being distracted by a certain young lady's legs on my right, we settled down for the game...

...which wasn't at all pretty, but Rangers fighting spirit was again on full display. The first half was a scrappy affair and there were chances for both sides. But Lee Camp was probably the busier of the two keepers and made some vital saves. But the general feeling around the Rangers end at half time was that Coventry were there for the taking.

Rangers started the second half well and were ahead on 53 minutes. Andy Marshall somehow kept out Furlong and Moore's efforts, but it was third time lucky for Jimmy Smith who hammered the ball home.

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There were a few minor scares as the clock counted down but Rangers continued to fight and looked pretty comfortable when the ref blew the final whistle.

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QPR: Camp, Cullip, Bolder (Lomas 71), Ainsworth, Moore, Kanyuka, Stewart, Timoska (Bignot 55), Furlong (Nygaard 63), Blackstock, Smith. Subs: Cole, Ricketts.

Lofty's Man of the Match - well, QPR to a man did us all proud, but the Captain's armband brought a Captain's performance from - Danny Culip

Overall, results were pretty kind to us yet again, but at least now we are doing it for ourselves! With Monday's game against Luton probably at the back of his mind, Gregory made some changes to the line up and at first glance, it looked a bit of a makeshift XI. But any R's fan at the game will tell you, that every single Rangers player today would have died for the cause this afternoon and we were all rewarded with another fantastic result and a great day out!

Lastly, for those interested in the gangs fortunes at the bookmakers - well, Coventry sadly didn't provide any facilities for us today so the Preston winnings will roll over to the Luton game.


  • At 10:11 pm, Anonymous VickieQPR said…

    Great result, good view, great support as always what more could I ask for?

    *You loved the "mountaineering expedition" pmsl - distracted? lol i don't know what you mean lol*

  • At 10:16 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Thanks Vix :)

    Great day all round!!It was a great view, but before you dragged us up there, I should have told you I am scared of heights ;) I saw you laughing as I staggered to the top lol

    And yes, you know what the distraction was!!! ;-) x


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