Breaking News

FRIENDLY: DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 2, QPR 1

  • QPR XI travelled to Dagenham & Redbridge for friendly on Tuesday
  • Reece Grego-Cox on target for Paul Hall’s young side
  • Former R’s striker Jamie Cureton amongst experienced Daggers outfit
REECE Grego-Cox was on target for a young QPR side during a friendly at League Two outfit Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday afternoon.

Grego-Cox – making his return from international duty with Republic of Ireland’s Under-21s – levelled the scores after 24 minutes, only for the Daggers to score their second two minutes later.

The home side opened the scoring on 10 minutes with a chip over R’s goalkeeper Marcin Brzozowski, who was called upon to deny former Rangers striker Jamie Cureton soon after.

Grego-Cox found the net midway through the first half. Latching onto Callum O’Sullivan’s through ball, the striker beat the offside trap to round the goalkeeper and slot into an empty net.

Parity didn’t last long, though. Dagenham restored their advantage within 90 seconds, slamming the ball into the roof of the R’s net.

Rangers could have gone in level at half-time but Axel Prohouly’s effort was disallowed for offside, while Grego-Cox twice came close before the break. After firing wide of the far post, the striker saw a free-kick palmed behind for a corner.

Paul Hall’s side had Brzozowski to thank for keeping out a header early in the second half, and again to thwart Cureton just before the hour-mark.

Rangers nearly levelled late on when Gianni Crichlow had a shot clawed away, while fellow substitute Dan Darbyshire was also denied as his deflected free-kick was saved with the final action.

QPR: Brzozowski, Petrasso, Williams, Trialist, Arthur, Rosenthal (Trialist 64), Comley (Corkery 64), O’Sullivan, Prohouly, Mulraney (Crichlow 64), Grego-Cox (Darbyshire 64).

Sub not used: Hudnott.

Goal: Grego-Cox 24.

See also ...