QPR youngsters grab a point to go third in the table

Rangers bounce back to draw with Peterborough

QPR under-18s remain unbeaten in the league thanks to a 1-1 draw with Peterborough United.

Justin Koeris struck in the second half to secure a point after the Rs trailed at half-time.

The draw left Rangers sitting third in the Youth Alliance South-East League, four points behind leaders Brighton and with a game in hand.

They might even have taken all three points had Marcel Henry-Francis not spurned two opportunities when one-on-one with the Posh keeper.

Rs youth boss Steve Gallen said: “We were average in the first half, credit for that must go to Peterborough, but it was a very good response from our players in the second half and we deserved a draw.

“We’re disappointed not to have won it, but also pleased that the game didn’t slip away from us in the first half when we could have been two down. I’ll settle for a point.

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“We’re still striving for 90 minutes of consistency, but the more we play the better we’ll get.

“We’re unbeaten too, but we have to be a little bit more creative.

“We haven’t got a game this weekend and that’s a good chance to get all the coaches across the centre of excellence together, from the under-eights right the way through to the under-18s. That gives us a chance to go through out plans for the next couple of months.”

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