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 Tuesday, 26 November, 2002, 22:22 GMT
Vauxhall Motors stun QPR
Vauxhall's Phil Brazier celebrates after scoring
Vauxhall's Phil Brazier celebrates after scoring
QPR 1-1 Vauxhall Motors (aet)
(Vauxhall won 4-3 on penalties)

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Vauxhall Motors caused the upset of the FA Cup first round as they dumped out Second Division QPR on penalties at Loftus Road.

The Unibond League outfit thoroughly deserved their victory and should have won in normal time.

But it was left to goalkeeper Andy Ralph to save from Paul Furlong in the shootout before Karl Connolly's miss sent the part-timers through 4-3.

There did not look to be an upset on the cards when Andy Thomson shot QPR ahead after 18 minutes.

But when Vauxhall skipper Phil Brazier levelled four minutes later the game swung towards the part-timers.

They were denied four times in the first half after superb efforts by Terry Fearns, Robbie Lawton, Peter Cumiskey and Nicky Young as they dominated their opponents.

QPR hit back after the break as the non-League side tired. But Thomson, Clarke Carlisle and Connolly all missed chances as the game went first into extra time and then to penalties.

Vauxhall earned a second-round tie at Macclesfield with successful kicks from Cumiskey, Fearns, Carl Nesbitt and Kevin Lynch, and were given a standing ovation at the end.


QPR: Digby, Forbes, Carlisle, Palmer, Padula, Burgess, Bircham, Langley, Williams, Thomson, Furlong. Subs: Culkin, Connolly, Murphy, Oli, Daly.

Vauxhall Motors: Ralph, Lawton, Brazier, Collins, McDermott, Nesbitt, Aspinall, Haddrell, Cumiskey, Fearns, Young. Subs: Hogg, Thompson, Lynch, Derek Ward, Welton.

Referee: S Tomlin (E Sussex).

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"A stunning upset"
 Vauxhall Motors boss Alvin McDonald
"We deserved it"
 QPR manager Ian Holloway
"To say I'm upset is an understatement"

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