Vital Football

Latest QPR News

One Day In History - Swindon 1999-00

One Day In History - Swindon 1999-00
Teams: Swindon Town v Queens Park Rangers.

Date: Monday 3rd January, 2000.

Competition: Nationwide League Division One

Ground: County Ground, Swindon.

The R`s made it two wins on the bounce, and a first win of the new millennium at the first time of asking as they dispatched of Swindon Town at the County Ground, to move within a point of sixth place Stockport County, and move over "Money-bags Fulham" in the league table.

They had beaten Crewe Alexandra at Loftus Road on the last match of the 20th century courtesy of Stuart Wardley, they now had the challenge of rock bottom Swindon.

Frank Talia found himself as a one man wall, keeping the R`s attack out and thwarting countless attempts on goal from Rangers. Richard Langley was proving a real menace in the middle of the park for QPR, forcing Talia into two excellent first half saves, whilst in the second half he pulled off a stunning triple save to deny Kevin Gallen, Rob Steiner and the aforementioned Langley.

Kevin Gallen`s effort thundered back off the cross-bar, with Talia pulling off another save, this time from Stuart Wardley. Rangers fans had their head in their hands, thinking for all their dominance it wouldn`t be their day.

However, the R`s who conceded last minute heartbreak away at Norwich a week previous, exacted their revenge on relegation candidates Swindon, as Arsenal loanee Brian McGovern sent a hopeful ball into the box, it beat a crowd of players in the box, before young midfielder Richard Langley was on hand to slam the ball home from close range - cue delirium in the away sections.

The player that had in the previous season made his debut at the County Ground in a 3-1 defeat, this time had his revenge on the Robins, stealing the show to hand the R`s the points.

Following the final whistle Langley said:

"When Kevin hit the bar with about 15 minutes to go, I thought that was our last opportunity to win the game." he said,

"I kept looking up at the clock and I knew that the ref was going to blow the whistle at about 4:55pm"

"Then Brian McGovern put a great ball in from right, I knew we`d played about two minutes over and that there couldn`t be long left. I didn`t have much time to think about it and I was lucky enough to be in the right place to tuck the ball away."


Final Score: Swindon Town 0-1 Queens Park Rangers

Attendance: 9,302

Line-ups:
Swindon Town: Talia, Robinson, Hall, Hulbert, Davis, McCammon, Hay, Collins, Leitch, Williams A, Reeves.

QPR: Harper, Bruce, Ward, McGovern, Plummer, Baraclough, Langley, Murray, Wardley, Steiner, Gallen.

TOP STORIES

Match Report - QPR 2-1 Barnsley.

Exclusive: Chris Day.

The Transfer List - Part 7.


We want to know YOUR thoughts!

To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.

VITAL QPR IS 100% UNOFFICIAL - FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS


Writer:Boxer
Date:Monday August 11 2008
Time: 9:50AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Officials - Bolton v QPR (21/10/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Bolton Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers this Saturday.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for the season of 2017/18.

Safe Standing Gets A Step Closer To The Championship

Shrewsbury Town have now confirmed that they have reached their crowd funding target of £65,000 to create a safe standing section at New Meadow.

Proud But We Blew It - Holloway

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway has said he's proud of the players following the draw with Sunderland but he knew it should've been all three points.

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital QPR
Write For Vital QPR
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sunderland MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Smithies1%
Baptiste0%
Lynch0%
Bidwell0%
Wszolek0%
Scowen66%
Luongo33%
Manning0%
Mackie0%
Freeman0%
Sylla0%
Sub - Washington0%
Sub - Osayi-Samuel0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Uncredibale Hulk4
2.dustman4
3.DMD_QPR2
4.qprharrod1
5.jezza991
6.Hoops1
7.danielqpr1
Vital Football Comment