Date: 22nd February 2021 at 8:58am
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Rotherham United welcome Nottingham Forest to the New York Stadium on Tuesday night when Matthew Donohue from Greater Manchester has the whistle.

A teacher by trade Matt began his career as an official at the tender age of fourteen getting promoted to the EFL List of Assistants in 2014 operating there for two seasons before hanging up the flag and concentrating on refereeing in 2016. Matt got promotion to the National List of Referees prior to the 2018/19 season.

This will be the fourth time Matt has been in the middle for a Millers game the last one, in January, seeing six goals when Stoke City were the visitors to the New York Stadium. An own goal from Angus MacDonald gave the visitors a fourteen minute lead with Matt Crooks equalising just after the half hour mark. Michael Smith put the hosts in front six minutes into the second half only for Danny Batth to get a Potters equaliser with Crooks making it three-two with his second of the game minutes later. But with fifteen minutes to go Stoke equalised again this time from Nick Powell. Crooks and Matt Olosunde saw yellow on that Tuesday evening.

Matt was also in charge of our game in November when Rotherham made the trip to Wales to take on Swansea City. A goal from Matt Grimes on the twenty-eighth minute was enough to give the hosts all three points. He also been in charge of our away game at Reading the month earlier which was a three-nil win for the Royals.

In the twenty games he has been in the middle this season Matt has shown fifty-two yellow cards and four red cards.

Running the line on Tuesday night we have Paul Hodskinson and Mark Dwyer with the Fourth Official being David Webb.

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2 Replies to “Ref Watch – Millers v Nottingham Forest”

  • hi matt paul must gothree up top tues night go foreward things position wise earley we must hit the onion bag first and lead next two games will tell the tale good luck millers dont be afraid 90 mins of running and skill will see forest off looking for a running goal want 35 shots dermot fox

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