Wells unused substitute for QPR

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Nahki Wells was an unused substitute as Queens Park Rangers eased their relegation worries with a 4-0 thrashing of Swansea City at Loftus Road in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.

Despite the recent sacking of manager Steve McClaren and the visiting side having won four games on the spin, the home side dismantled Swansea, all but ending their faint play-off ambitions.

Goals from Darnell Furlong and a double Tomer Hemed put QPR 3-0 in front after just 15 minutes, before any slim hopes of a comeback evaporated as Massimo Luongo added a fourth after 54 minutes to wrap up proceedings.

The victory resulted in QPR climbing up to seventeenth position in the table, eight points clear of Rotherham United in the final relegation spot with four games remaining.

Jonté Smith was an unused substitute as Oxford United played out a goalless draw against relegation threatened AFC Wimbledon in League One.

Oxford went into the encounter on the back of four successive victories but could not break down the resolute visiting side with goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale making a host of vital stops.

Oxford remain in twelfth position with 53 points, clear of the relegation zone but adrift of the play-off places with four matches to go.

Reggie Lambe played 63 minutes before being substituted as Cambridge United slumped to a 3-0 defeat at home to Newport County in League Two.

Goals from Padraig Amond, Jamille Matt and Harry McKirdy secured all three points for Newport. The second successive defeat resulted in Cambridge dropping down to twenty-first position in the table on 45 points, eight clear of the drop zone.

Kacy Milan Butterfield played the entire match as Kidderminster Harriers secured a second straight win in Vanarama National League North, beating FC United of Manchester on the road. Joe Ironside’s 33rd minute penalty, in what was a dominant first-half display, proved enough to claim the points.

Butterfield came close to adding to the scoreline, calling home goalkeeper Andrew Fisher into action, who made a smart save to deny the midfielder.

Kidderminster sit in ninth position with 59 points, four behind AFC Telford United in the final play-off position with three matches remaining this season.

In the same division, goalkeeper Jahquil Hill, was an unused substitute as Hereford United were beaten by Southport on the road with a solitary goal from Matthew Platt separating the two sides.

It was the first match Hereford have lost away from home since New Year’s Day, as they sit in seventeenth in the table, safely clear of the drop zone.

Also in League Two, Osagi Bascome was an unused substitute as Darlington secured a second successive victory by beating Boston United away from home. Two goals in the space of a minute from Kit Elliott and Ben Jackson gave Boston the points at York Street, leaving Darlington in eighteenth-position but 12 points clear of the threat of relegation.

Zeiko Lewis’s Charleston Battery suffered their first defeat of the United Soccer League Eastern Conference season, going down 3-1 to Bethlehem Steel at Talen Energy Stadium.

Roger Lee came on as a 68th minute substitute as Tallinna Kalev secured their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Maardu in the Estonian Meistriliiga.

Having suffered successive defeats in their opening four matches Tallinna claimed a welcome three points courtesy of goals from Reinhard Reimaa and Kevin Raabis.

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Published Apr 15, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Apr 14, 2019 at 10:11 pm)

Wells unused substitute for QPR

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