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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Five Minutes?!?

Wolves 3-3 QPR

A 95th minute goal from Andy Keogh gave Wolves a point and gave it the feeling of a defeat for the travelling Rangers supporters, who had seen their side lead three times in a game that had just about everything.


Following a breeze of a journey for myself and PK, we had arrived in plenty of time to sample the excellent £1 hot dogs and unfortunately, the not so excellent 'Legends' bar before the game. Corp and California Hoop were also in attendance, but enjoyed a 3 course meal rather than a £1 hot dog in corporate hospitality - leaving myself and PK to brave the elements in the exposed Steve Bull stand which today, included sun, sleet, rain and snow!! I think it may well be time to mention again, several free lifts and tickets this season to a certain individual...


Onto the game and I don't even know where to begin to start summing this one up! After a shaky opening, Rangers came well into the game and after creating a few chances, took the lead on 27 minutes as Akos Buzsaky let fly with a rocket from the edge of the box.


Wolves were level on the stroke of half time - after the referee missed a foul on Connolly, Gray crossed for Keough to head home. Referee, Oliver then took over proceedings somewhat and on 49 minutes, Rangers fans were looking bewildered as he pointed to the penalty spot after Buzsaky floated a free kick into a crowded box - on arriving home, it seems it was given for a handball against Neil Collins. Following Rowlands departure from the field with an injury, Dexter Blackstock confidentally stepped up to send Hennessy the wrong way.

The game then flowed from end to end with chances for both sides, but on 66 minutes, referee Oliver levelled things up by awarding Wolves a dubious penalty. Mancienne tangled with Jarvis outside the box, who then stumbled for a few yards before finally falling in the area. Ebanks-Blake sent the today, very jittery Camp the wrong way to level the scores.


As Wolves started to get on top, Rangers broke away and on 79 minutes, substitute Ainsworth crossed from the right which was half cleared into the path of Liegertwood who drove the ball home from 20 yards out. As you would expect, Wolves through everything forward but the R's were coping admirably with what was thrown at them. But in the 6th minute of the 5 added on and after a massive goalmouth scramble, Keogh fired home from close range to break Rangers hearts everywhere.

QPR: Camp, Delaney, Mancienne, Blackstock, Buzsaky (Ainsworth, 74), Connolly (Rehman, 59), Agyemang, Vine, Hall, Leigertwood, Rowlands (Mahon, 31). Subs: Pickens, Balanta.

Lofty's Man of the Match - Akos Buzsaky

In summary and as mentioned at the start, a good point away from home, certainly had the feel of a defeat about it. In saying that, in a game where the physio was only on the pitch once in the first half, where on earth did that 5 minutes of added time come from?? As soon as the board went up, you just knew it was a play until you score moment and sadly, they did. But in fairness, I would have taken a draw at the start of the game and on the balance of play, it was a fair enough result. Doesn't make it any easier to take though...


  • At 7:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great report again
    I would like to put on record that it was harder to sit in the wolves corp box with all the wolves fans tell us how lucky we were.

    Thanks to you & PK for lift's & Tickets Just show what great mate'you are and how lucky I am.

    The ref was poor and there fans were quiet for long periods we could haer you all singing and it was hard not to join in.

    ps. The sea bass & rice followed by crumble & custard was good.


  • At 8:05 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Thanks Corp, always nice to get good feedback, am still wondering where the 5 mnutes came from?
    And, for the record, I don't want or need recognition for stuff that I do for valued friends or to be told what a great mate I am, that is me and I won't change. I would like to think tho, that when something comes along, I would at least be thought of. Myself and PK didn't think twice of who to include at Friday's youth game, when we bought tickets for the OSC Race night...

    Ah well, onwards we go...

  • At 3:25 pm, Blogger Bobo said…

    Great report as always Lofty. A win would have been great but it is such a relief to be at this point in the season and not be worried about how many points we need, goal differentials and how many games in hand the teams below have.

  • At 4:03 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Thanks bobo, but maybe its years of being an R's fan, but I just can't help looking down at the wrong end of the table as each week goes by...

  • At 3:38 pm, Blogger Globus said…

    again disappointing we scored thrice and still lacked the ability to beat a wolves side who, on the day, we should have pressed our advantage over. ah well. a point is better than nowt, but globus for one is just another r's fan keeping one eye on the business end of the championship the next few weeks.


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