Vital Football

Latest QPR News

History Special - Accrington Memories

History Special - Accrington Memories


Kerrins gives Vital QPR his memories of a past encounter with Accrington Stanley.

Date: Saturday 21st March 1959

Venue: Loftus Road

Division Football League Division Three

A 3-1 triumph for the R's and a very welcome and important victory it was too. Our form at the turn of the year had taken a nosedive placing us just above the drop zone and in peril of being relegated to division four. Furthermore the supporters anger and frustration was getting out of control and recent pitch invasions and serious missile throwing incidents threatened QPR FC with possible ground closure. One particular football league ref Reg Leafe even went on public record to declare that the 'BushRanger' supporters of Loftus Rd were the worst behaved crowd he knew. Yes this was getting serious folks. The ritual hurling of peanut shells at the opposition keeper from the Loftus Rd Boys Pen would simply have to cease!

George Whitelaw, eccentric hard man QPR Centre forward signed a week earlier from Sunderland (thanks to a 2,000 donation from the QPR Supporters club commitee- God bless you Daphne Biggs Ken Blackburn and Charlie Jackson) was to be the spark required to salvage some respect from the 1958/59 campaign. Although George did not score in this fixture he never the less gave his all and I suspect the Accrington keeper if he is currently alive will have the bruises to prove it. Clive Clark our Will o the wisp young winger also produced a good display with several dashing runs down the left flank.

On the day the R's forward line was very depleted. There was no Pat Kerrins Bobby Cameron or Arthur Longbottom but the 'stand ins' Tom Anderson and John Pearson did their job and both were on target.....OK then everything all right with the world so no cause for those unruly 'BushRangers' to throw sundry objects from the terraces or attempt pitch invasions!

The two points gained from this match plus the 3-0 win against Bradford City at Loftus Rd the previous Monday evening gave the team a much needed lift up the league table and thankfully we subsequently pulled safely away from the relegation dogfight to finish in 13th place.

Alls well that ends well I suppose but alas the writing was already on the wall(as well as the warning notices from the FA!!) for QPR manager Jack Taylor and he duly departed for Leeds United during the close season to make way for the Alec Stock era.

Final Score: QPR 3 Accrington Stanley 1

Attendance: 8,005

QPR Team: Drinkwater Woods Ingham Petchey Rutter Angell Anderson Pearson Whitelaw Locke Clark

Goals: Anderson, Pearson, Tighe og




Have your say on The Forum

Follow us on Twitter

Become a fan on Facebook - Become a fan of Vital QPR
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Boxer
Date:Monday August 24 2009
Time: 5:17PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Khan Ready for Alvarez

Comments

0
Doea anyone know the scores of all four matches involving QPR and Accrington Stanley?
QPR4Me
24/08/2009 18:37:00
0
November 1958 - Accrington 2-4 QPR; March 1959 - QPR 3-1 Accrington (see above); September 1959 - Accrington 1-2 QPR; January 1960 - QPR 5-1 Accrington... We've never dropped a point!
Boxer
24/08/2009 18:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

The Men in Black - QPR v Bristol City

JEREMY Simpson from Lancashire will be the man in the middle for the second time this season as QPR host Bristol City

Who R Ya - Bristol City

VITAL QPR takes a look at this weekend's opponents, Bristol City.

QPR v Bristol City - Match Preview

QPR captain Nedum Onuoha has played in every minute of this Championship campaign for the R`s (4050 minutes).

Jonathan Kodjia has scored 19 league goals for Bristol City this season; the last Robins` player to hit 20 in a season was Sam Baldock in 2013/14 (24).

QPR have lost more points after scoring the first goal in games than any other Championship team this season (27).

Aden Flint has scored more goals than any other Championship defender this season (6). In fact, sinc

Who Will QPR Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

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

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 Burnley
Suggested By:
Ingram1%
Onuoha0%
Hall0%
Hill0%
Kpekawa9%
Petrasso63%
Faurlin9%
Henry18%
Hoilett0%
Phillips0%
Polter0%
Washington0%
El-Khyati0%
Gladwin0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 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. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
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 7 2016 12:30PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.QPR4Me6
2.Superhoop503
3.Clarets R Mad2
4.silvertrowel1
5.rodneeranger1
6.NZ ranger1
7.jezza991
8.jdqpr18821
9.harrow-ranger1
10.dustman1