Rangers run riot at Harlington
CLINT Hill helped QPR’s Under-23s maintain their impressive start to the season in Monday’s 5-0 thrashing of Bolton Wanderers.
Former R’s captain Hill – back training with the club – played an hour at Harlington, where five second-half strikes fired Paul Hall’s side to a fourth straight league win.
Aramide Oteh and substitute Chay Tilt both bagged a brace while Danny Rowe also found the target during a late blitz of goals.
The scoreline seemed unlikely given the first 45 minutes, during which chances were few and far between.
Ryan White spurned Bolton’s best inside three minutes. The midfielder pounced on a misplaced pass but slid his shot the wrong side of the left-hand post.
At the other end, Reece Grego-Cox posed the R’s biggest threat early on but could only head over when well placed from Michael Petrasso’s cross.
It was a different story altogether in the second half, though, as Rangers ran riot.
Oteh broke the deadlock 10 minutes after the re-start, turning in Sean Goss’ corner at the far post following Petrasso’s flick-on.
It remained 1-0 until 20 minutes from time, when four goals in the space of nine minutes destroyed the visitors.
Tilt’s through ball released fellow substitute Rowe to finish coolly past goalkeeper Jake Turner, before Tilt grabbed a goal of his own soon after when he turned in Grego-Cox’s pull-back.
Three soon became four as Oteh volleyed emphatically past Turner inside the box.
Tilt completed the scoring seconds later, curling a shot into the far corner from 18 yards to set the seal on a blistering second-half display.
QPR U23s: Dieng, Kakay, Williams (Hamalainen 46), Goss, Paul, Hill (Tilt 60), Petrasso, Borysiuk, Oteh, Chair (Rowe 68), Grego-Cox.
Sub (not used): Herdman.
Goals: Oteh 55, 78, Rowe 70, Tilt 75, 79.