Reggae Boys Lowe, Palmer on target

Jamal Lowe and Kasey Palmer

Jamal Lowe and Kasey Palmer both scored for their English second-tier Championship sides on Saturday, but their fortunes were mixed as numerous lower-division games nationwide were called off due to frozen fields.

Jay Fulton’s equaliser for Swansea City against Lowe’s Queens Park Rangers (QPR) at Loftus Road earned a 1-1 draw as the visitors paid the price for missing several golden opportunities to end the game.

On minute 27, Lowe scored his first goal for QPR against his previous team, giving the hosts the lead. Prior to Fulton punishing QPR for failing to score again, the 28-year-old Lowe also struck the crossbar and was stopped by replacement goalkeeper Andy Fisher. Lowe scored his second goal of the campaign; earlier this month, the former Swansea striker transferred from Bournemouth, a struggling Premier League team, to QPR on a six-month loan.

As a result of the tie, QPR and Swansea are both still in the bottom half of the table, each with a point less than the other.

Palmer scored his third goal of the year at Coventry, but it was the wrong end of a six-goal thriller as Norwich City prevailed after scoring four away goals for the second Saturday in a row.

Three goals in as many minutes in the first half stunned the Sky Blues for the Canaries under new manager David Wagner.

At the Coventry Building Society Arena, however, the hosts rallied after falling behind 3-0 in the 18th minute with two quick goals of their own from captain Jamie Allen and a second goal from top scorer Viktor Gyokeres, though it was credited to 26-year-old midfielder Palmer, who arrived as the ball was struck.

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