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Nottingham Forest 5-3 QPR

Nottingham Forest have secured a place in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Queens Park Rangers.

The Reds ran out 5-3 winners on penalties after the game at Loftus Road had finished deadlocked at 2-2 after extra-time.

Forest youngsters Neill Byrne, skipper Danny Meadows, Darragh Reynor, Patrick Bamford and substitute Ryan Tinsley all converted their spot-kicks in the shoot-out.

Forest had twice taken the lead during the 90 minutes but on both occasions they were pegged by the persistent home side.

Byrne had given Eoin Jess’ side an early lead but Rangers hit back in the opening stages of the second half when Michael Doughty, the son of Forest Chairman Nigel Doughty, scored from the penalty spot.

Bamford restored Forest’s lead with a spot kick but Rangers hit back again to force the game into extra-time.

Forest’s Academy Director Nick Marshall said: “We were aware that QPR are a decent side but I think on the night we deserved to go through.”

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