Cambridge United Blast From The Past:
Colin Meldrum helps U’s prove a point on Football League debut
Cambridge United Blast From The Past: Colin Meldrum helps U’s prove a point on Football League debut
When Cambridge United kick off away to Carlisle today it will be exactly 45 years since the club made its FootballLeague bow.
August 15, 1970 will be a date always remembered in the U's history, the 1-1 draw against Lincoln City at the Abbey making their Leaguedebut a decent one.
Terry Eades was in the United starting line-up on that historic occasion, which was made possible by the club being elected to the old Division Four at the expense of Bradford Park Avenue, who replaced them in non-League.
"I can't believe it's that long ago," said Eades. "I was only 10 when I was playing then – I wish!