Ian Holloway predicted QPR won’t be remembered for a spirited performance at Blackburn as they lost 1-0 – and the gaffer’s probably right.

The kick in the teeth for Hoops came in the first minute of added time when Kevin Gallagher swept home from seven yards to make it a mere point for Rangers in their last three matches.

Bu the killer moment came when Conor Washington’s second-half header hit the underside of the bar and down.

Over? Conor Washington beats Jason Steele but no goal

It looked a goal, and replays showed it over the line, but the lack of goal-line technology for everyone bar the Premier League denied the striker a 1-0 lead.

Ollie was left ruing that and a missed opportunity for a point at least.

He said: “We were doing ever so well.

“Right up until they scored in the last minute, but I'm sure that won't be what's talked about.

“It's difficult to take but we've got to keep going. I thought the performance was excellent.

“I thought we started really brightly. We didn't take those chances but I was never really fearful.

Pain: Nedum Onuoha (L) applauds fans, but Matt Smith C) and Conor Washington are dejected

“It was clearly a goal, and who knows what would have happened after that had we got it.

“My lads feel aggrieved.

"Conor Washington’s inconsolable in there; he swears it was over the line.”

And the match...

QPR cursed the lack of goal-line technology in the Championship after Conor Washington's header appeared to cross the line from his second-half header - but no goal given.

It got even worse when Rovers' Sam Gallagher converted from eight yards in the first minute of injury time to steal the points from Blackburn.

TV replays showed the ball over from the effort by the Hoops striker, but neither referee Tony Harrington or either assistant had the advantage bestowed on their Premier League colleagues.

In truth, Rangers went from great to OK after a terrific start.

Head boys: Ryan Manning (L) challenges Elliott Bennett

Rangers were out of the traps like greyhounds with Jason Steele the only thing between Jamie Mackie, a Joel Lynch header and a 2-0 lead in the first five minutes.

Then it all went quiet as both sides appeared to settle for a tentative duel rather than an all-out battle.

Rovers had a bit more going from them after the break, and after 53 minutes the in-form Alex Smithies did well to punch away a free-kick in a throng of players.

And then came the big talking point.

Darnell Furlong supplied the cross, Conor Washington's header hit the bar and down and nothing.

Replays showed it was over the line, but ref Tony Harrington and assistants missed it and the stalemate prevailed.

It was almost an injustice compounded when Darragh Lenihan fired goalward from the angle to bring another terrific stop from Smithies.

Connor Mahoney then went close, before James Perch warmed the palms of the Blackburn keeper.

But out of nowhere, Gallagher eased relegation fears for Rovers and left Rangers wringing their hands in frustration.

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