Andy Johnson's experience shone through as Huddersfield Town Under 21s suffered play-off semi-final misery for the second season running.

The former England striker, involved as an overage player, netted twice as QPR won 3-2 in the Professional Development League II showdown at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Harry Bunn and Jake Charles scored for Town, the PDL II North section champions who included Joel Lynch in their side.

The centre-back is available for Town’s home Championship clash with Leicester on Saturday after serving a two-match suspension.

Former Birmingham, Crystal Palace, Everton and Fulham forward Johnson, 33, netted either side of Aaron Mitchell’s goal, with all the visitors’ goals coming in the first half.

Town gave as good as they got, with Rangers keeper Joe Lumley kept busy throughout.

Johnson put his side ahead in the sixth minute, lobbing over keeper Lloyd Allinson.

But Bunn finished off a well-worked free-kick to level in the 17th.

Town’s Danny Carr had a goal disallowed for offside, and Bunn tested Lumley before Joe Wright headed over.

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Rangers regained the lead in the 38th minute when Mitchell finished off a counter-attack.

Lumley then saved from Joe Lolley before Johnson lashed in his second on the stroke of half-time.

Town pushed forward in the second half, and Paul Mullin’s volley was saved before his fellow substitute Charles netted from close range late on.

QPR will take on Crewe in the final at Loftus Road next Wednesday.

The Alex were 4-0 winners at Cardiff.

Town: Allinson, Carroll, Lynch, Wright, Smith, Sinnott, Crooks, Billing, Bunn, Carr, Lolley. Subs: Charles, Mullin, Boyle, Tronstad, Wilczynski.

Town Under 18s take on QPR in their PDL II semi-final at PPG Canalside on Saturday (11.00).

The other tie is between Charlton and Crewe.

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