After beating Paulton Rovers in the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round, Sutton were in the draw for the FA Cup 1st Round Draw and we had been drawn away to Sky Bet League Two side Cambridge United. When the draw was made, I was quite excited that we had been drawn to Cambridge because it was one of the teams in 'The 92' that I wanted to visit and now I would be visiting it to watch Sutton which will make the trip there more special.
here and the rest of the week at college was also really chilled and on Saturday (my 18th birthday), I spent the day at Millwall F.C and you can find my blog on my trip there here.
The Main Stand on one side is a covered two-tiered all seated stand, part of which is used as a Family enclosure. This stand has a number of supporting pillars. Opposite is the Habbin Stand, which is for home supporters and is mostly covered. Again there are a number of supporting pillars. At one end of the ground is the Marstons Smooth South Stand, which was opened in 2002. This good sized covered single tiered, all seated stand, replaced a former open terrace. The seating area is raised in this stand, meaning that supporters enter the stand via a small flight of stairs. The North Terrace at the other end of the ground is covered. However, it only runs for about half the width of the pitch, with one side ending in line with the eighteen yard box. Thus there is a large open area at one corner of the ground, that is unused for spectators but houses the supporters club. (Description of The Abbey Stadium is sourced from Football Ground Guide).