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Young U's Edge Past QPR

Stagg strike enough for victory

5 November 2019

Colchester United's Youth Team have beaten QPR 1-0

The early part of the game saw the young U's have the edge, but despite playing some attractive football, Liam Bailey's side couldn't find the finishing touch.

After forty five minutes of evenly fought football, the two sides went in a half time with the score goalless.

In an open second half, the U's got the vital breakthrough when Andre Hasanally took his man on down the left hand side and cut the ball back to Tom Stagg.

Stagg some some clever movement and was then able to finish past the QPR keeper to put the U's ahead.

Rangers couldn't find a way back into the game, and the U's saw it out to record their fourth victory in a row.

After the final whistle, Bailey praised his side for their general play, but warned them that the final third play can be improved.

"We started brightly, playing some really good football through QPRs high press. We lacked a little bit of quality around the final third - either the decision making wasn’t right or the quality of pass was missing.

"Throughout the first half, both teams tried to play football and it was fairly evenly matched.

"At half time, we challenged the boys to continue the football that was being played and add a little bit more quality in the final third.

"The game changed and became more open, which is where we got the goal from with a good bit of play.

"The players continued to press very well in the second half, which created opportunities for us to attack but end product let us down.

"My thoughts were that it was a pleasing performance in terms of the football played from back to final third, but end product let us down overall on the day."

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