CHERRIES missed the chance to go top of Group South in the Professional Development League after being pegged back to draw 2-2 at Queens Park Rangers.

Cherries led early on through goals from Balraj Landa and Daniel Adu-Adjei.

But the league leaders rallied, equalising as the game approached the final 10 minutes at Hanwell Town.

Alan Connell’s side are now unbeaten in 11 matches across all competitions, but remain one point behind QPR, with a game in hand.

Goalkeeper Cameron Plain was forced into a low save to deny Kieran Petrie early on, before Cherries took the lead on 17 minutes.

Landa smashed in after being picked out by full-back Noa Boutin.

Seconds later it was 2-0. Frenchman Boutin was again involved, along with Dominic Sadi, before Adu-Adjei slotted in for the 13th time this season.

Sadi came close to adding a third on a couple of occasions, but keeper Matteo Salaman was equal to the task.

The same man looked a threat in the second period. Sadi saw a shot cleared off the line, before Plain denied Alfie Tuck at the other end.

From the resulting corner, QPR pulled one back, Micah Anthony bundling home.

Soon after the game was level, Anthony turning provider for Petrie as the spoils were shared.

Cherries: Plain, Tonks, Kinsey, Greenwood, Boutin, Wadham, Williams, Dacosta Gonzalez (Pollock, 87), Sadi, Landa (Tydeman, 64), Adu-Adjei.

Unused subs: Okoh, Brown, Crisp (g/k).