QPR UNDER-18S fought back from 3-1 down to win a seven-goal thriller at Burnley on Tuesday.
Paul Furlong’s youngsters trailed by two in Lancashire, but three second-half strikes including an 87th-minute winner from Nathan Carlyle completed an incredible comeback.
It began well for Rangers, who took the lead from the spot on the quarter-hour mark. Dillon De Silva was felled in the box, allowing Joe Gubbins to do the honours from 12 yards.
Two goals before half-time, however, saw Burnley edge in front. Will Harris netted both for the hosts, who extended their lead through Ni-Jai Tucker soon after the interval.
Rangers’ response was immediate, though. Substitute Khaliq Raymond-Callender pounced on a defensive slip to reduce the deficit.
And the scores were level 20 minutes from time. Carlyle burst forward before side-footing home.
The R’s were helped when Burnley defender Joel Connolly saw red for a second bookable offence – and they took full advantage. Aaron Drewe’s lofted pass found Carlyle to fire home the winner three minutes from time.
Furlong and co sign off their league season at home to Barnsley on Saturday.
QPR U18: Little, Drewe, Pitblado, Frailing, Carlyle, Gubbins, Asamoah (Raymond-Callender 46), Dalipi (Mahorn 65), Kargbo, Mema, De Silva.
Sub (not used): Middlehurst.
Goals: Gubbins 15 pen, Raymond-Callender 53, Carlyle 68, 87.