Northampton Town 1 QPR 1 - the match report
Tuesday July 19th, 7.45pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Alex Revell 86
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 1
Nasser El-Kayati 80
Attendance: 2.423 (663 away fans)
Cobblers: Adam Smith, Aaron Phillips, David Buchanan, Zander Diamond, Gabriel Zakuani, John-Joe O’Toole, Shaun McWilliams, Joel Byrom, Lawson D’Ath (sub Josh Gillies (trialist) 68), Emmanuel Sonupe (trialist), Marc Richards (sub Alex Revell 46)
Subs: Jason Taylor, Ryan Cresswell, Josh McCammon, David Cornell, Jamie Hall
QPR: Alex Smithies, Nedum Onuoha, Steven Caulker, Grant Hall, Sebastian Polter, Tjaronn Chery, Ben Gladwin, Olamide Shodipo (sub Nasser El-Kayati 70), Karl Henry (sub Jordan Cousins 46), Massimo Luongo, James Perch
Subs not used: Cole Kpekawa, Darnell Furlong, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Michael Doughty, Matt Ingram
Referee: Mr A Woolmer
Rob Page took charge at Sixfields for the first time as the Cobblers took on Championship side QPR in a pre-season friendly.
On an evening that followed the hottest day of the year and with the temperature still above 30c, clear cut chances for either side proved hard to come by.
Gabriel Zakuani headed just wide from a Cobblers corner but it was the visitors who ended the first half strongly.
Ben Gladwin was the first QPR player denied by Adam Smith while Tjaronn Chery drew a finger-tip save from the Cobblers keeper just before the break.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 2
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 1
CORNERS: (2) 3
FOULS: (2) 4
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 1
QPR MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 10
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 7
CORNERS: (2) 4
FOULS: (2) 9
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (2) 1