Tigers too fierce for R’s Under-18s
QPR Under-18's lost 3-0 at Hull City on Saturday.
Paul Furlong's youngsters succumbed to a 3-0 defeat against the Tigers, who maintained their recent impressive form to make it three games unbeaten with a convincing victory at Bishop Burton.
Ahmed Salam was the hero for the hosts, notching a hat-trick, as Furlong's young charges succumbed to a fourth straight defeat.
The deadlock was broken after 18 minutes. Salam found himself in the right place at the right time to capitalise on a defensive mistake to turn the ball into an empty net.
Michael Klass responded with a free-kick that sailed over the bar, before Marcin Brzozowski made two fine saves to keep the Tigers at bay.
QPR came out after the interval fired up and created the first chance of the second half, a Jardell Francis shot which was gathered with ease.
The Tigers doubled their lead on the hour mark, however, with Salam also doubling his tally for the morning. A short corner was worked into the area towards the Egyptian wide-man, who couldn’t miss from close range, coolly slotting the ball past Brzozowski.
After the Hull keeper had done well to recover from a blunder to stop Francis from pulling one back for the visitors, the ever-dangerous Wilson-Rhiney came close yet again, heading Holmes’ cross over the bar.
Salam missed a decent opportunity to claim his hat-trick ten minutes from time, but he wasn't to be denied late on, beating Brzozowski from a tight angle at the near post to wrap up the hosts' victory.
QPR: Brzozowski, Disubi (Noel-McLoed 46), Genovesi, Klass (Mesias 63), Eales, Fox, Ribeiro, Folkes, Francis, Dauti (Bansal-McNulty 63), Miller.
Sub (not used): White.
Booked: Disubi, Folkes, Brzozowski.