Former Reggae Boyz on target in FA Cup
LONDON (CMC):A brace from former Jamaica international Jamal Campbell-Ryce helped League One side Sheffield United stun Premiership club Queens Park Rangers (QPR) 3-0 in the third round of the FA Cup here Sunday.
The 31-year-old forward, who has made over 20 appearances for the Reggae Boyz but has not played in five years, struck twice in the second half at Loftus Road as the visitors built on a 1-0 half-time lead to completely outplay QPR.
United were ahead in the 36th minute when Marc McNulty finished off a flowing move, with Louis Reed producing the final pass.
Campbell-Ryce doubled the lead four minutes after the break when Reeds corner fell to him fortuitously in the box, for him to complete an easy finish.
He then had to wait until deep in the second half to claim his double, and it came courtesy of a defensive mistake from QPR. Leroy Fer tried to head away a clearance, but it was a poor one, and Campbell-Ryce grabbed possession to beat goalkeeper Alex McCarthy with a calm finish.
On Saturday, another former Reggae Boy, Ricardo Fuller, hammered in a brace for Millwall in a thrilling 3-3 draw against League One side Bradford, also in FA Cup action at the Den.
He netted twice in the second half with the second goal coming as a late equaliser to steal a replay for the Championship outfit.
Bradford grabbed the lead through Billy Knotts sixth-minute volley, but the hosts levelled through Scott McDonalds diving header nine minutes before the break.
Fuller got on the scoresheet in the 66th minute when he converted McDonalds cross to put Millwall ahead, but a 70th-minute own goal from Sid Nelson, and another Knott strike six minutes later, gave Bradford the edge.
However, with time ticking away in the 83rd minute, Fuller snatched a share of the honours for the Lions with his second goal, slotting home Magaye Gueyes cross following a strong run from the substitute.