Groundhopping

Waving 2019 goodbye…. Sutton United v Yeovil Town

Hello!

It’s Saturday and of course that means another groundhopping adventure, this time it was my final game of 2019 and it was a good one.

I was joined by a large entourage which included, My mum, Dad, Little Brother and two friends and we decided to visit Sutton United in their early kick off against Yeovil.

This was a game where I had an interest in both sides, Sutton gained notoriety after their FA Cup run in 2017 and that has always made me look out for their scores on a Saturday.

But my connection to Yeovil ran deeper for a couple of reasons…

Firstly I had a long and distinguished career with Yeovil in Football Manager when I was about 10.

Secondly, their number 9 (Rhys Murphy) spent last season scoring goals for fun for Chelmsford City and those of you that regularly read this blog will know my connection to them.

Anyway, this all meant that we were in for a good game, especially as both sides are in good form.

I had to act like an Uber to get everyone to the game, making three quick stops before racing (I stuck to the speed limit) up the A3.

We managed to park about 10 minutes away from the ground and we got in just as the game was about to kick off.

Although we paid for seating, there weren’t six seats next to each other in the stand so we decided to stand behind the goal instead.

Our (standing) seating

If you have ever been to a non-league game and stood with the ultra’s then you will know that this probably isn’t the place for a 10 year old boy, nevertheless he proclaimed that “this is fun” after the first controversial refereeing decision (I don’t need to repeat what was said).

The first half was a roller coaster of emotions for both sets of fans, Sutton took the lead against the run of play, before two deflected Yeovil goals put them in the driving seat.

But Sutton equalised before the break and the sides went in evenly poised.

The second half was less eventful, but started with Yeovil hitting the post and looking the stronger side.

Sutton however were the team who grabbed the winning goal after the ball broke to David Ajiboye for him to stroke the ball into an empty net.

Yeovil toiled hard to try and level the game but Sutton defended well to get an all important three points.

I had a burger for the first time in a few weeks and I was impressed, they also served chips which is a huge plus for the food at a football game.

I would thoroughly recommend a visit to the Knights Community Stadium, good food, good entertainment and a decent price for that level.

Thanks for reading throughout 2019, I’ll see you next decade!

  • GROUND: Knights Community Stadium
  • GAME: Sutton United 3-2 Yeovil Town
  • COMPETITION: Vanarama National League
  • GROUND NUMBER: 68
  • WOULD I GO BACK: Yes
  • TICKET PRICE: £11
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