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

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

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Phillips Seals QPR Win

MATT Phillips netted the decisive goal as Queens Park Rangers edged out playoff hopefuls Ipswich Town at Loftus Road.

Rangers dominated the opening period as Massimo Luongo`s effort was well fi

Stats: QPR v Ipswich Town

All the stats from QPR (1) vs (0) Ipswich Town, Loftus Road, 06.02.16 - 15.00 Att: 17044

QPR v Ipswich Town - Team News

A STARTING berth for Conor Washington as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink names an attacking line-up

QPR v Ipswich Town

THE transfer window has come and gone and after some uncharacteristically sensible business from Queens Park Rangers has them heading into the latter part of the season with a little more optimism.

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Site Journalists

Boxer
Profile
sandydl
Profile
Superhoop50
Profile
danielqpr
Profile
JackSupple
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Ipswich
Suggested By:
Smithies50%
Perch0%
Onuoha0%
Hall0%
Konchesky0%
Phillips0%
Faurlin0%
Luongo0%
Hoilett50%
Washington0%
Polter0%
Tozser0%
Mackie0%
El-Khayati0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
2 Middlesbrough 28 17 5 6 56 23
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
21 MK Dons 29 7 6 16 27 -18
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 12:30PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.QPR4Me9
2.Clarets R Mad2
3.Superhoop502
4.Vexillarius_QPR1
5.silvertrowel1
6.sandydl1
7.qprharrod1
8.NZ ranger1
9.jezza991
10.jdqpr18821