Gander Green Lane - Sutton United Ground Guide

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How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
Only ever been by train but it seems easily accessible upon coming off the M25 at J8 and taking the A217 towards Sutton. By train, West Sutton is quite literally next to the ground. Come out of the station, turn right and no less than a minute later is a brown sign informing the public where Gander Green Lane is. 10/10

If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
N/A

Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
I've only been twice, last season and this. In the summer of 2014 Sutton built a new stand behind one goal to replace the oval-shaped terracing. Both stands behind either goal give good viewing of the pitch, there is a covered terrace along one side and a retro main stand opposite. I've been told the main stand offered a different perspective to the match (due to it's elevation) compared to behind the goals. 9/10

How Were The Stewards on The Day?
Fine, but probably not enough of them. Fortunately our supporters weren't stupid enough to bait to the ballboys behind the goal giving it large (would have been sad if they had) however a steward should have been there to stop it. 6/10

If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
Had a Sausage and Chips from Jenny's Kitchen last year, inside the bar. Pricey but a meaningful portion, plus it was edible and that's what matters. 8/10

How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
Maybe I'm being harsh here but the home supporters have been largely muted in both matches, maybe it's the layout of the ground... I dunno. 6/10

How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
N/A - Only ever walked past one rough pub (The Plough?) on the way to the ground.

Overall Score Out of 10?
I quite like GGL, the bar and a lot of the ground is antiquated, but it's charming. 7/10
 

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Getting to the ground - as said above, West Sutton is very close but there's not much in the vicinity. Sutton Station is about a 25 minute walk and if you walk though the pedestrianised area there are plenty of pubs, fast food outlets and cash machines.

Parking - Sutton now charge for parking (might always have done so) and a number of the supporters have parking season tickets so there's not much room. The ground is in a residential area and there are no parking restrictions in the immediate vicinty although a lot of properties have off-street parking. I've driven to GGL a couple of times and parked very close to the ground both times.

Food - sadly the trust run Rose's tea hut is no more :sad: I'll miss the good value meal deal.

Pubs - plenty of pubs in Sutton town centre including the obligatory Wetherspoons. The Plough's not much cop. Sutton's main bar is small but welcoming and the larger one when open has plenty of space.
 

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The downside to going through the town centre is that you may bump into some Phone Shop types!
I always give kudos to a team that plays in a wee and poo-coloured strip.
 

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