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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Four Games, Three Points...

QPR 1-1 Forest

A spectacular first half strike from Mikele Leigertwood was not enough for Rangers to register their first laegue victory of the season, in what was the poorest performance of the season so far.

Despite the midweek defeat at Bristol City, those that were there continued to give positive feedback as far as the R's performance was concerned, but again, the lack of a striker was still much the topic of conversation amongst another full gang quota before the game.

Onto the game and Forest had started well and would have taken an early lead had Rangers keeper Radek Cerny not produced a fine double save. Further chances for Forest followed ebfore Rangers finally woke up tp create some chances of their own - Adel Taarabt hurriedly shot wide after being found in acres of space by Heidar Helguson and Gary Borrowdale also missed a chance to put the R's ahead by blazing over, following Wayne Routledge's cross. But in Rangers' next attack, Leigertwood found the net on 26 minutes with a left-footed shot from 30 yards that flew past former QPR goalkeeper Lee Camp and into the corner of the net.

But despite all this, Forest equalised 12 minutes into the second half. Camp's long kick was flicked on by Dele Adebola and McGoldrick sneaked between defenders Borrowdale and Kaspars Gorkss to fire home. In truth, from here on in, it looked as though if anyone was going to win, it would be the visitors and former R's striker, Dexter Blackstock saw his parried shot, cleared off the line b7 Peter Ramage late on. But the best chance to win the game came in the dying seconds, when Helguson headed over from Buzsaky's right-wing cross.

QPR; Cerny, Ramage, Stewart (Gorkss,46), Borrowdale, Leigertwood, Routledge, Pellicori (Vine,61), Faurlin, Helguson, Taarabt (Buzsaky,66). Subs not used; Heaton, Connolly, Mahon, Agyemang

Lofty's Man of the Match - two this week - Alejandro Faurlin for an excellent home debut and Peter Ramage, for being the ONLY R's player to be bothered to come over and acknowledge the supporters at full time!!!

In summary, I personally think that Forest will feel the more disappointed not to have won the game as they looked the more urgent of the two sides in the second half. All of us R's fans are hoping dearly that a new striker will arrive soon, but today, it was poor defending that cost us dearly.

Finally, I must just mention the catering once again as PK decided to try the much recommended, Beef Yorkshire wrap at half time, to which he definitely gave a big thumbs up!!


  • At 4:08 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Lofty,
    My man of the match was Cerny, without whom we would surely have lost. Apart from ledge's magnificent strike, did we have a shot on target at all? I cannot remember one. Midfield looked disjointed, perhaps because of too many system changes!!
    Perhaps i should stay away as the R's seem to play better when i do not attend!!
    Cheers, SCR

  • At 7:32 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Cheers SCR, good call regarding Cerny, especially with the double save early on!
    Had to mention Ramage though, as I seriously dreaded to see the day when Rangers became a team of prima donna's!!!


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