Oct 11, 2014 at 12.15pm UK
CambridgeCambridge United
5-1
Oxford UtdOxford United
Appiah (41', 45'), Donaldson (54'), Elliott (59'), Simpson (89')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Hylton (9')
Howard (29'), Whing (74'), Collins (83')

Half-Time Report: Kwesi Appiah double gives Cambridge United the lead

Kwesi Appiah scores twice as Cambridge United come from behind to take a 2-1 lead against Oxford United.

Two goals from Kwesi Appiah have given Cambridge United a 2-1 lead over Oxford United after the first 45 minutes of their League Two clash this afternoon.

Kwesi Appiah of Cambridge celebrates with team mates after scoring his and the teams second goal of the game during the Sky Bet League Two match against Oxford United on October 11, 2014© Getty Images

Danny Hylton gave the visitors the lead in the ninth minute when he headed in from Tom Newey's cross.

Appiah almost levelled the scores just moments later, but his long-range effort came crashing off the bar.

On the half-hour mark Cambridge came close again as Robbie Simpson saw his header pushed away by Ryan Clarke.

With four minutes of the first half remaining the hosts drew level as Appiah fired a strike into the top corner past Clarke.

Appiah then scored his second of the match on the stroke of half time when he saw his initial shot saved by the keeper, before chipping the rebound into the net.

Michael Raynes smashed an effort against the post in first-half stoppage time as Cambridge held onto their lead going into the break.

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