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QPR U23s vs Nottingham Forest U23s at Harlington

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  • 3 QPR U23s

    • Deshane Dalling
    • Aramide Oteh (pen)
    • Ilias Chair
  • 3 Nottingham Forest U23s

    • Virgil Gomis (2)
    • Yassine En-Neyah

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QPR UNDER-23S shared six goals with Nottingham Forest on Monday.

Deshane Dalling and a penalty from Aramide Oteh gave Rangers a deserved half-time cushion, but Forest fought back strongly with three goals in eight minutes early in the second half.

Paul Hall’s side found a response of their own, though, as a stunning 20-yard strike from Ilias Chair ensured the spoils were shared.

Meanwhile, Grant Hall played an hour as the R’s defender continues his recovery from injury.

Rangers began brightly in the west London sun – twice going close early on through Oteh and Olamide Shodipo. Shodipo’s afternoon was cut short, though, as he limped off after just 12 minutes.

Dalling came on in his place – making an instant impact. The winger opened the scoring midway through the first period, beating his marker down the left before firing past Forest goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov at his near post.

The R’s lead was doubled when Oteh escaped the Forest backline, only to be brought down by a defender. Oteh picked himself up to send Evtimov the wrong way from the spot.

Two goals to the good, Rangers looked in complete control but a mad eight-minute spell turned things on their head.

Virgil Gomis was at the heart of Forest’s recovery – heading in Jamie Ward’s looping cross before scoring his second soon after with a side-footed finish past Marcin Brzozowski.

The visitors’ comeback was complete moments later. Danny Preston’s cross from the left fell kindly for substitute Yassine En-Neyah, who found the bottom corner.

The scoring wasn’t quite over, though. Chair – wearing the captain’s armband – struck from 20 yards, arrowing a shot in off the right-hand post with 19 minutes to go.

Both sides pressed for a late winner but ultimately had to settle for a point apiece.

QPR U23: Brzozowski, Felix, Hamalainen, Owens, Phillips (Bassong 30), Hall (Paul 60), Oduwa, Agyemang, Oteh, Chair, Shodipo (Dalling 12).

Sub (not used): Bowman.

Goals: Dalling 22, Oteh pen 37, Chair 71.

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Highlights: QPR U23s 3, Forest U23s 3

WATCH highlights from QPR Under-23s 3-3 draw against Nottingham Forest at Harlington.