29 July 2014 23:01
Joey Barton and Junior Hoilett were on target as QPR played out an entertaining 2-2 friendly draw at Leyton Orient.
The Premier League new boys were without new signing Rio Ferdinand at Brisbane Road, and they fell behind after just 10 minutes.
Romain Vincelot glanced a superb header from Dean Cox’s cross past QPR goalkeeper Rob Green to put League One club Orient ahead.
That goal was just reward for a strong start from the hosts, but a moment of top-flight quality from Hoilett – making his first appearance of pre-season – brought Harry Redknapp’s side level after 19 minutes.
The former Blackburn Rovers man found some space around 25 yards from goal and gave Gary Woods no chance with a shot that arrowed into the bottom corner.
QPR began to control proceedings thereafter, but Green was forced into a fine double save to keep them level at half-time.
And Orient were undone shortly after the restart, as Barton fired home a free-kick to put the visitors into the lead.
However, Cox snatched a draw for Orient late on, as he wriggled free in the box before slotting home.