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📝 Report: Bristol City Under-23s 0-2 QPR Under-23s

City Under-23s fell to a 2-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers at Ashton Gate, with two goals from George Thomas proving the difference between the sides.

The Welshman composed himself in front of goal to slot past Harvey Wiles-Richards, who was City's man-of-the match. 

The background

City Under-23s had full momentum going into the game after a 4-2 win against Watford left them joint top in Group B of the Professional Development League 2.

What happened

City were made to work in the first half, with Wiles-Richards making some great saves.

He denied Joseph Ajose early on, and did brilliantly to keep out Dylan De Silva and Ajose with a double-stop later in the half.

Charlie Owen struck the crossbar from a free kick for QPR, then Nathaniel Williams made a crucial block to stop the rebound from going in.

The young Robins were lucky to be going into the break at 0-0 and needed a spark in the second half.

And they almost got it, but Louis Britton couldn’t wrap his foot around a shot that went over.

QPR would get their lead halfway through the second period though, with Thomas finishing after a wonderful flick on from Sean Adarkwa.

The Rs midfielder’s goal gave him the confidence to try chipping Wiles-Richards from 25 yards out but with no avail.

City tried to break down what was a resolute defence, but they couldn’t find that clinical edge that proved the difference in the end.

With stoppage time looming Thomas dribbled his way into the box and struck a ball in the bottom left corner to give the away side all three points.

Report: Lawrence Stanley
Social coverage: Cameron Wyper 

The Highlights

The Team

Wiles-Richards (GK), Taylor, Allen (Yeboah 46), Kadji, Knight-Lebel, Williams, South-Thomas (Swaby 36), Taylor-Clarke (McAllister 70), Britton, Francois, Soady (c). Unused: Boyd

Up next

The young Robins are back in action when they travel to Charlton Athletic on Monday, November 1st (1pm). 

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