Nahki Wells’ teammate Matt Smith’s 93rd-minute strike handed Queens Park Rangers a dramatic 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday in this action-packed, end-of-season fixture at Hillsborough.
A goal to the good at half-time thanks to Josh Scowen’s 28th-minute strike, Ebere Eze – who produced an otherwise-impressive performance – missed an 80th-minute penalty to put QPR two goals to the good.
Sandwiched in between those moments was another penalty miss, from Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri in the 57th minute, but Michael Hector didn’t fluff his lines with his own spot-kick to equalize for the hosts in the 84th minute.
Wells in a message to QPR wrote on Social Media, “Thank you QPR for the opportunity to join this amazing club for the season. It’s been an absolute roller coaster of a season. From a personal Perspective – I’m leaving a bit disappointed, knowing the fans haven’t seen the best of me enough this season. Through the highs and lows the fans have always been supportive. This club and the supporters will forever hold a special place with me. I wish QPR all the best for the future.”
Jonte Smith’s Oxford United teammates were unable to ruin the party as Luton reached the Championship thanks to two goals from George Moncur and one from Elliot Lee. There were spills and thrills and a Luke Garbutt goal made it a nervous last game for the Hatters, but for once no late drama and United left to reflect on an excellent 12th place finish which they would certainly have settled for at Christmas.
Reggie Lambe’s Cambridge United teammates ended the 2018/19 season with a 1-1 draw against Macclesfield Town, as the hosts secured their League Two safety at Moss Rose.
Zeiko Lewis and his Charleston Battery teammates split points with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in a 2-2 draw at MUSC Health Stadium.
Pittsburgh got off to a blistering start, scoring their first goal in the fifth minute through a Kevin Kerr goal. Forbes would find himself involved with Pittsburgh’s second goal just seven minutes later assisting Ryan James in scoring.
Lewis would score from the penalty spot to cut the Pittsburgh lead, five minutes after Lewis’ penalty, forward Nicque Daley would finish off a wonderful individual effort to leveling things late.