QPR LADIES were denied three crucial points in the bid to beat the drop as West Ham United battled back to rescue a draw on Sunday.
Sophie Fogarty's ninth-minute opener handed the R's the perfect start, finishing emphatically after good work by the ever-industrious Elly Maggs on the wing.
The lead was just rewards for a dominant first-half display by the visitors, who spurned chances to increase their advantage before the break.
Rangers were made to pay for their wastefulness in front of goal, though, as Hammers striker Lindsey Morgan levelled the scores with 11 minutes left on the clock.
A point apiece couldn't haul the west Londoners off the bottom despite extending their recent unbeaten run to four games.
Rangers remain three points adrift of safety after relegation rivals Tottenham Hotspur bagged a late winner against Brighton & Hove Albion.
QPR: Cheadle, Ishmael, Petit, Staples, Bytyqi, Dempster, Thomson, Maggs, O'Leary, S.Fogarty, Meadows.