Vital Football

Latest QPR News

One Day In History - Bristol City 1972-73

One Day In History - Bristol City 1972-73
Teams: Bristol City v Queens Park Rangers.

Date: Saturday 11th November, 1972.

Competition: Football League Division Two.

Venue: Ashton Gate, Bristol.

Bristol City were seeking vengeance following back to back defeats in the second Division, most notably the 5-1 thumping by Rangers' west London neighbours Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Rangers had also stuttered in their previous two fixtures, being beaten by Blackpool away (2-0), before drawing at to Hull City (1-1) with Stan Bowles notching. However before that Rangers won five fixtures on the bounce, stretching their unbeaten run at Loftus Road to beyond seven months.

It was Ray Cashley's mistake that handed the R's first blood in this encounter. The stopper who had performed so heroically to keep the R`s to one goal up at Loftus Road a month previous, misjudged an effort from 40k signing from Luton Town, Don Givens, whose floated effort crept in the near post.

City were made of stern stuff however, and despite not being able to match the R's for flair play and attractive football, they got back on level terms from a smart counter attacking move. Stan Bowles had been penalised for handball after punching his effort into the back of the net, A quickly taken free-kick had Rangers at a disadvantage, with Tainton knocking the ball long and John Galley slotting past a forlorn Phil Parkes for the equaliser.

For the Robins attacking exploits they had little in the way of a defensive unit and the R's were able to coast forward and bag another goal courtesy of Givens once more. Dave Thomas swung in a testing corner, for which Givens rose unmarked to nod home his 11th goal of the campaign.

Despite a valiant late effort from City, which included ten corners, goalkeeper Phil Parkes more than matched each and every one as Rangers were given a scare down at Ashton Gate.

Ultimately the R's would go on to achieve promotion into the top tier of English football by finishing as runners up to eventual winners, Burnley, as Bristol City rounded off the campaign in seventh.

Final Score: Bristol City 1-2 Queens Park Rangers.

Attendance: 12,570.

Teams

Bristol City: Cashley, Jacobs, Wilson, Sweeney, Rodgers, Merrick, Tainton, Spiring (Emannuel), Galley, Gow, Bartley.

QPR: Parkes, Clement, Watson, Venables, Evans, Hazell, Thomas, Francis, Leach, Bowles, Givens.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Hoops
Date:Thursday August 28 2008
Time: 10:02AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

QPR - Football League Dates 2016/17

The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Who Will QPR Face In 2016/17 (26/4/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Stats: QPR v Reading

All the stats from QPR (1) vs (1) Reading, Loftus Road, 23.04.16 - 15.00 Att: 16225

Hall Heads QPR To Point

QUEENS Park Rangers and Reading played out a 1-1 draw in another end of season damp squib at Loftus Road.

While it was fairly even as a contest, Reading`s profligacy in front of goal preserved

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Boxer
Editor email
Profile
sandydl
no email
Profile
Superhoop50
no email
Profile
danielqpr
no email
Profile
JackSupple
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Reading
Suggested By:
Ingram30%
Perch0%
Onuoha5%
Hall5%
Kpekawa0%
Phillips0%
Faurlin25%
Luongo10%
Gladwin0%
Chery20%
Polter0%
Petrasso5%
El-Khayati0%
Washington0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

May 2 2016 4:45PM : Burnley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship