QPR UNDER-18S went down to a single goal at Ipswich Town on Saturday.
Zak Brown’s 21st-minute strike proved decisive for the hosts, despite a valiant effort from Paul Furlong’s troops who were left frustrated in their search for an equaliser at the other end.
Defeat was compounded in stoppage-time, when R’s defender Joe Gubbins saw red for a second bookable offence.
Rangers return to action in a fortnight’s time at Heston against Crewe Alexandra.
QPR U18: Middlehurst, Williams-Lowe, Woollard-Innocent, Remy (Mahorn 58), Gubbins, Empocho, Callender (Conte 75), Douglas, Kargbo (Kendall 60), Frailing, De Silva.
Sent off: Gubbins.