QPR UNDER-18s maintained their recent hot streak with a 1-0 win away at Cardiff on Saturday.
Connor Hubble’s 15th minute penalty proved decisive as Rangers racked up their sixth straight league success.
Goalkeeper Joe Lumley was rarely called upon between the sticks for the visitors and boss Steve Gallen was delighted with another triumphant rear-guard display.
He told www.qpr.co.uk: “It certainly wasn’t one of our best performances but we were solid and defended well.
“We didn’t create as many chances as we’d have liked but we always looked comfortable at the back.
“In the last ten minutes Cardiff had a right go but we held on well.”
Victory was the perfect preparation ahead of the U18’s FA Youth Cup tie at Norwich on Wednesday night.
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Road as underdogs but Gallen insists confidence is high within the dressing room.
“That’s one thing that’s been very good from the last few weeks; the lads have a great mentality right now when it comes to seeing games through.
“We are on a good run, spirit is high and we’ll see how far we can go.”