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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 14:16 GMT 15:16 UK
Tackling Skills with BBC Sport - QPR v Crewe

BBC Sport continue their partnership with Foyer Federation to bring you the best sports reports from budding young journalists around the country.

Tackling Skills is a project that gives Foyer residents the chance to work with BBC sports journalists to help develop their literacy and communication skills by using sport to inspire, motivate and re-engage them.

Here is a report from Crewe's 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

By Guled Abdi

In the first half QPR were really trying to score.

They had the first corner and first free-kick and they were playing a beautiful game. Lovely passing, but couldn't finish it off with a goal.

Crewe scored the first after 39 minutes - a scrappy goal on a rebound from the QPR defence. Kenny Lunt saw the opportunity to put the ball in the back of the net.

But after numerous attempts from an impressive QPR, at half-time the score stood at 1-0 in the Railwaymen's favour.

The second half began and Crewe returned from the changing room with fresh steel, dominating the ball in this half and running iron rings around a shocked QPR defence.

If the first half was about QPR and their polished stainless but goalless performance, the second half seemed to be controlled by a new force, fresh from the British Rail hall of secrets.

Crewe were rewarded for their efforts 26 minutes into the second half following a scrappy free-kick from QPR which was deflected by a tight Crewe defence and controlled by an impressive David Vaughan, who ran the ball past a disorientated QPR, firing the ball like a cannon shot, past keeper Simon Royce and into the back of the net.

A much deserved goal, which was justified after the impressive second half ability of the Railwaymen.

At 90 minutes the score was 2-0 to Crewe but in the second minute of injury time QPR piled on the pressure and Ainsworth volleyed home a token goal from six yards, which was almost missed by the disappointed Rangers fans who were already leaving Loftus Road amidst boos and the prospect of another Saturday evening licking their wounds and dreaming of past glory.





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