ROB Hall and Ryan Ledson took big steps forward in their return to fitness as they netted for Oxford United's development side.

It gave the U's a 2-0 win against Nike Academy at St George's Park, but more importantly the pair, who have been out with knee injuries, completed 90 minutes for the first time.

Ryan Taylor, Kane Hemmings, Alex MacDonald and Charlie Raglan were among the other starters looking to push their case for selection in the Emirates FA Cup first round tie at Merstham on Saturday.

The only sour note was an injury suffered by Sam Long.

The defender came off with 15 minutes remaining reporting a tight hamstring, although at this stage the severity of the problem is not known. 

Oxford Utd: Buchel, Long (Carroll 75), Martin, Raglan, Ruffels, MacDonald (Welch-Hayes 60), T Roberts, (Napa 84), Ledson, Hall, Hemmings, Taylor.