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U18S: TOWN 1 QPR 0

19 October 2013

Joe Robinson penalty ensure Gerard Nash's side claim all three points against the Hoops at Playford Road

Town built on last week’s draw with Huddersfield with a fantastic 1-0 victory over QPR at Playford Road, thanks to Joe Robinson’s first-half penalty.

Cory Galvin came close for Blues with two minutes gone, the winger cut inside from the right-wing before shooting from distance, hitting the outside of the post.

Despite QPR having a majority of the ball it was Ipswich who came close again, this time Josh Emmanuel whipped in a cross which was met by Matt Clarke who guided the ball towards the bottom corner only for it to be saved by R’s stopper Mark Smith.

QPR created a good goal scoring chance in the 32nd minute, with winger Ryan Young clipping the ball into the box and over ‘keeper Michael Crowe but Aaron Mitchell could only head onto  the roof of the net.

With ten minutes left of the first-half, Town took the lead. Ted Bishop was brought down by Young in the box, with Blues captain Robinson sending the 'keeper the wrong way and firing the ball into the corner.

QPR started the second half in the same vein as the first, dictating most of the play, but still struggled to cave out any chances thanks to a solid Town defence.

The away side had two great attempts on goal with twenty minutes remaining. The first saw Mitchell hit the bar, and the second saw a fantastic save from Crowe to deny Brandon Conley on the volley.

The visitors almost grabbed an equaliser late on but substitute Nathan Corkey could only head across the face of Crowe’s goal when he should have hit the target.

Ipswich: Marsden, ThompsonSubs not used:Crowe, Emannuel, Robinson, Bishop, Fowler, Sowumni, Galvin, M Clarke, Ramadan (Ellis 60), G Clarke (Smith 79), Willbye (Walton-Owen 76).

QPR: Garnett, Herman, KumodikisSubs not used:Smith, Furlong, Kakay, Conley, Wise, Kpekawn, Young (Corkey 82nd), Mitchell, Grego-Cix, Bulter, Shodipo (Pattie 73).


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