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')

Kwesi Appiah: 'Hard work paying off'

Appiah: 'Hard work paying off'
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Kwesi Appiah says that his hard work in training helped him to score two goals during Cambridge United's 5-1 win over Oxford United at the weekend.

Cambridge United striker Kwesi Appiah has claimed that his performance during Saturday's 5-1 win over Oxford United was reward for the hard work that he has been putting in during training sessions.

Earlier in the season, the 24-year-old spent a period on the sidelines with a muscular injury.

However, he recently returned to action and went on to score twice against Oxford at the R Costings Abbey Stadium.

"I was trying so hard to get three, believe me. It just wasn't quite meant to be, but I'm happy with the two nevertheless and a great team performance," he told the Cambridge Evening News.

"I was injured for a little while so I've been working hard on my fitness and obviously it showed out there on Saturday. I've been putting the work in in training and kept going and the consistency has come through in the end."

Appiah joined Cambridge on a six-month loan deal from Crystal Palace in the summer.

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
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