QPR stepped up their new-season preparations with a comfortable 3-0 friendly win over Barnet at Harlington.
Goals from Ebere Eze, Matt Smith and Ilias Chair helped to brush aside John Still’s Bees in another behind-closed-doors fixture at our training ground, following the 3-3 draw with Charlton Athletic on Saturday.
Rangers created a number of opportunities against their National League visitors early on and took the lead thanks to a stunning Eze effort in the 26th minute – the playmaker impressively lobbing Barnet’s goalkeeper from fully 25 yards.
Smith, meanwhile, was presented with a number of first-half chances and finally struck an R’s second eight minutes before half-time, heading home Luke Freeman’s hanging left-flank centre.
Boss Steve McClaren fielded an entirely-different XI for the final half hour.
Osman Kakay saw a 77th-minute header cleared off the line, before Chair thundered home Niko Hamalainen’s low left-wing cross from 16 yards to complete the scoring in the 84th minute.
QPR (0-60 mins): Ingram, Furlong, Leistner, Baptiste, Bidwell, Scowen, Manning, Freeman, Eze, Washington, Smith.
QPR (60-90 mins): Lumley, Kakay, Owens, Phillips, Hamalainen, Wszolek, Cousins, Wheeler, Chair, Osayi-Samuel, Sylla.
Highlights: Queens Park Rangers 3, Barnet 0
GOALS from Ebere Eze, Matt Smith and Ilias Chair secured a rather comfortable victory for the R’s against Barnet at Harlington on Tuesday morning.