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Ghanaian striker Kwesi Appiah's brace guides Cambridge United to friendly win at Sutton

Published on: 03 August 2014
Kwesi Appiah scored twice for Cambridge

Ghanaian striker KWESI Appiah netted twice as English side Cambridge United won their pre-season encounter at Sutton 3-0.

The match was delayed by 15 minutes due to traffic problems, with both the M11 and M25 causing headaches.

Two trialists, including the mystery midfielder who impressed against Brainree and MK Dons, were handed starts by the U’s head coach Richard Money, while another began on the bench.

There were a couple of former United men in the Sutton starting line-up in the form of Michael Spillane and Ricky Wellard, and ex-Histon winger Claudiu Hoban was among the substitutes.

Josh Coulson missed an early headed chance for the U’s, but they did take the lead in the 18th minute thanks to another sublime finish from Appiah.

The striker, who wowed the crowd with a brilliant brace against MK Dons last midweek, held off his man, lifted the ball over his head and found the corner of the net with a bicycle kick.

And it was 2-0 to the U’s 10 minutes later, left-back Greg Taylor beating the goalkeeper all ends up with a right-footed blast from 20 yards out.

The third goal came 12 minutes into the second period and Appiah’s last piece of action before being substituted was to score it, the Sutton defence being split open and the on-loan Crystal Palace striker calmly slotting past the goalkeeper.


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