United left reeling by Power resignation shock

PUBLISHED: 14:36 24 January 2008 | UPDATED: 15:38 11 May 2010

AT THE ABBEY with MATT GOODING THE RESIGNATION of chairman Lee Power marred Cambridge United s return to winning ways on Tuesday night. United cruised to a comfortable 5-0 victory over bottom club Droylsden, but shortly after the match it was announced th

AT THE ABBEY with MATT GOODING

THE RESIGNATION of chairman Lee Power marred Cambridge United's return to winning ways on Tuesday night.

United cruised to a comfortable 5-0 victory over bottom club Droylsden, but shortly after the match it was announced that Power, who had been chairman at the Abbey since August 2006, had left the club, citing clashes with other directors.

The remaining board members will discuss the position of chairman at a meeting on Monday night, with fans-elected director Brian Attmore the man likely to take over on a short-term basis, as he did prior to Power's appointment.

Attmore saw off competition from Colin Proctor to be re-elected fans director at the annual meeting of supporters trust Cambridge Fans United, which was held last Monday.

He will provide fans with a voice in the board room for the next two years, and can be contacted by emailing fansdirector@cambridgefansunited.org.

On the pitch United, with new signings Lee McEvilly, Wayne Hatswell, and Ben Farrell all making home debuts, made light work of Droylsden.

An early strike from Scott Rendell settled the nerves, before Rob Wolleaston doubled the advantage with a 25-yard thunderbolt.

Rendell added two more in the second half to complete his hat-trick, while McEvilly made a good impression by blasting in his first for the club.

It was a welcome return to form for United, who had gone out of the FA Trophy 2-0 at the hands of Histon, before succumbing to a 2-1 league defeat at Grays Athletic last Saturday.

Leo Fortune-West and Paul Carden were both sent off in the Histon tie, and will complete three-match bans after Saturday's home game with Altrincham.

Jimmy Quinn will welcome back Mark Peters and Lee Boylan if the experienced duo recovered from knee and hamstring injuries respectively.

The match at the Abbey Stadium kicks off at 3pm.

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