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Cambridge United 3-0 Macclesfield

Kwesi Appiah

Kwesi Appiah scored twice as leaders Cambridge maintained their 100% record at home with victory over Macclesfield.

The Crystal Palace loan striker opened the scoring when he picked the ball up inside his own half and sprinted past three players before lashing in.

His second was a lobbed effort over keeper Rhys Taylor 10 minutes later.

An in-swinging corner from Macc midfielder Jack Mackreth forced Chris Maxwell into a good save, before Josh Gillies fired in a third for the U's.

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Cambridge United manager Richard Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

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Post-match: Cambridge boss Richard Money

"It would be easy for me to say I thought that was our best of the season - but I think it was the most important of the season.

"A lot of people said to me before kick-off that there might be a bit of a backlash (from Sunday's FA Cup loss to Sheffield United).

"But the reality is they just don't know this group. It was an absolutely terrific, tremendous performance.

"Macclesfield aren't bad, but our defensive organisation was brilliant and we always look dangerous."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Maxwell
  • 6Miller
  • 2Roberts
  • 4Coulson
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Champion
  • 29Gillies
  • 18Berry
  • 21AppiahSubstituted forArnoldat 87'minutes
  • 9Cunnington
  • 17Hughes

Substitutes

  • 16Austin
  • 22Spillane
  • 23Ledsham
  • 32Brown
  • 24Arnold

Macclesfield

  • 1Taylor
  • 3Andrew
  • 4MartinSubstituted forConnorat 23'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 26Halls
  • 12Williams
  • 6Turnbull
  • 23Whitaker
  • 7Mackreth
  • 24RoweSubstituted forKayat 53'minutes
  • 19BodenSubstituted forHolroydat 79'minutes
  • 8JenningsBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 2Connor
  • 9Holroyd
  • 15Lewis
  • 11Winn
  • 25Kay
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
2,284

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 3, Macclesfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 3, Macclesfield Town 0.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

Foul by Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United).

Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Kwesi Appiah.

Attempt missed. Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 3, Macclesfield Town 0. Josh Gillies (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kwesi Appiah.

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd replaces Scott Boden.

Attempt saved. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Scott Boden tries a through ball, but Scott Boden is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town).

Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Joe Connor (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Steve Williams tries a through ball, but Steve Williams is caught offside.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt blocked. Josh Gillies (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town).

Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).

Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Scott Kay replaces Danny M. Rowe.

Attempt missed. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town).

Attempt saved. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Kevin Roberts with a cross.

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