News in brief: QPR youngsters lose to Swansea, Fulham draw with Everton

QPR Under-21s
Cole Kpekawa marked his return from his loan spell at Colchester with a goal, but Rangers were beaten 2-1 at Swansea City on Monday night.

The defender struck 12 minutes into the second half to cancel out Kenji Gorre’s first-half opener, but Gorre went on to win the game for the Swans soon afterwards.

Steve Gallen’s side included no fewer than nine Under-18s, with the likes of Frankie Sutherland and Reece Grego-Cox in the line-up.

Fulham Under-21s
Adam Taggart was among the goalscorers in a 3-3 draw with Everton Under-21s on Monday night.

The Australian striker opened the scoring after five minutes at Southport and Ange-Freddy Plumain doubled the visitors’ lead midway through the first half.

Everton pegged them back by the break thanks to goals from David Henen and Joe Williams, but Fulham went back in front on 77 minutes when Buomesca Tue Na Bangna scored from the edge of the box. However, Everton had the final word just four minutes later as captain Jonjoe Kenny levelled.

FA Cup
Fulham will travel to Chelsea’s conquerors Bradford City if they make it through to the fifth round. The Whites require a replay after holding Sunderland to a goalless draw in round four on Saturday, and if they win they will make the trip to Valley Parade on the weekend of 14-15 February.

Chelsea Ladies
Emma Hayes’ side will begin the 2015 FA Women’s Super League season with a trip to Notts County on Sunday 29 March. The Blues, who finished as runners-up last season, then travel to Bristol Academy on Thursday 2 April, before playing their first home game against defending champions Liverpool at Wheatsheaf Park, Staines on Sunday 19 April.

Ryman League Cup
Monday night’s derby between Hendon and Hampton & Richmond Borough was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The third round tie has been rescheduled for Tuesday 3 February, meaning a new date will have to be found for Hampton’s league game at Grays Athletic.

Luke Bersey
Hayes and Yeading United’s youth team captain has signed on for Bedfont Sports’ Ryman Youth League squad. The 17-year-old became United’s youngest-ever first-team player as a substitute in September 2013, and made his first start in the Middlesex Charity Cup defeat to Harrow Borough earlier this month.

Keith Ronald
The former Harefield United chairman and president has died, aged 64. Having been involved with the Hares for several years, he joined the club’s committee in 1992 and went on to be one of the longest-serving chairmen in the club’s history. He was named president in 2013 and last year received a 25-year Long Service Award from the Middlesex FA for his efforts.

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