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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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 3, Macclesfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United).

  5. Post update

    Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

  7. Post update

    Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Kwesi Appiah.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

  12. Post update

    Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town.

  14. 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.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

  16. Post update

    Scott Kay (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd replaces Scott Boden.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

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