Matchday

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  • 2 QPR U23s

    • Manning
    • Darbyshire

09 August 2016

  • Professional Development League Two South logo

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Under-23s kick season off with victory

GOALS from Ryan Manning and Dan Darbyshire gave QPR’s Under-23s a perfect start to the Professional Development League season on Friday afternoon.

Paul Hall’s side led 2-0 at Barnsley inside 16 minutes before goalkeepers Joe Lumley and Marcin Brzowoski helped preserve the margin with a string of important saves at the other end.

Rangers made a flying start at Oakwell. Only five minutes had been played when Manning picked out the top corner from 25 yards to open the scoring.

And it was 2-0 soon after. Darbyshire took aim from similar range, with his effort deflecting in off a defender to wrongfoot the Barnsley goalkeeper.

The hosts were further aggrieved when a strong penalty appeal was turned down moments later.

Rangers had the woodwork to thank just after the half-hour mark. Jacob Brown wriggled free in the box only to see his shot smash back off the crossbar.

Rangers maintained their 2-0 lead going into half-time, and spurned a glorious chance to extend it soon after the re-start. Axel Prohouly had the goal at his mercy but couldn’t hit the target.

At the other end, Lumley continued to frustrate the Tykes while the woodwork denied them for a second time when Matty Templeton’s drive clipped the post.

Injury forced Lumley off just after the hour-mark, but his replacement continued where he left off. A string of saves from Brzozowski late on ensured Rangers left with a clean sheet and all three points in their first outing of the new campaign.