Date: 3rd April 2021 at 9:54am
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Rotherham United continue the Easter programme with a home game against Wycombe Wanderers on Monday when James Linington from Newport, Isle of Wight is in the middle.

James became an Assistant Referee in 2006. In that year he was an Assistant for the FA Vase Final and the League One Play-Off Final between Barnsley and Swansea. He was promoted to the National Group of Referee’s in 2008.

He was last in charge of the Millers at Pride Park in January when a Jamie Lindsay goal four minutes from time gave the visitors a win over Derby County. He was also in the middle for the reverse of this fixture in September at Adams Park when a late Michael Ihiekwe goal saw Rotherham get all three points.

The time before that the Millers and Mr Linington met was in January 2019 at Portman Road which saw a thirty-first minute Will Keane goal give Ipswich Town the one-nil win. Booked for Rotherham that day was Zak Vyner.

In April 2017 James was in charge of the Millers when Birmingham City were the visitors to the New York Stadium. Kerim Frei put the visitors in front on seventy-three minutes but a Danny Ward goal five minutes from time gave Rotherham a share of the points.

September 2015 was the time before that when James was in the middle for a Rotherham game, on a Tuesday night at the Amex Stadium. Brighton took a two goal lead goals coming from Tomer Hemed and Dale Stephens with a Jonson Clarke-Harris goal twenty minutes from time being a consolation for the travelling Millers fans. David Stockdale from Brighton and Farrend Rawson of Rotherham saw yellow that evening.

Two seasons before saw James in the middle for our trip to Stevenage in League One in November 2013. A first half goal from Ben Pringle plus second half goals from Claude Davis and Michael O’Connor gave the Millers all three points that afternoon.

That same season saw James also in charge of our visit to the Broadfield Stadium when we took on Crawley Town. Matt Sadler, then with Crawley, opened the scoring for the hosts on the quarter of an hour mark but Kieran Agard and David Worrall replied for the visitors and the Millers took all three points back to South Yorkshire.

He was in the middle for our visit to the Memorial Stadium in February 2013 which saw the Millers beat Bristol Rovers by two goals to one. Scoring that evening for Rotherham was Kayode Odejayi and Lee Frecklington with Joe Anyinsah getting the consolation goal for the Pirates.
Bonfire Night 2011 saw Rotherham entertain Aldershot at Don Valley in a game which saw first half goals from Lewis Grabban and Chris Holroyd give the hosts the win which also saw Shot’s ‘keeper Ross Worner sent off ten minutes into the second half.

In the past James has been in charge of our games with Dagenham and Redbridge and Bristol Rovers. The first of those against the Daggers was in March 2010 at the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium where a goal from Adam Le Fondre just after the hour mark gave the Millers all three points. He was also the referee in charge of our visit to Wembley at the end of May which saw the Daggers win three-two.

This season James has been in the middle for twenty-five games showing fifty-five yellow cards – two of those to Wes Harding and Ben Wiles – and three red cards.

Shaun Hudson and Adrian Waters are running the line on Monday while the Fourth Official is Michael Salisbury.

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4 Replies to “Ref Watch – Millers v Wycombe”

  • thanks for that gaz rotherhams referees are either un sighted or cant see hope we have our turn to get a break caberet time monday lets turn up for the show monday and get the job done up the millers dermot fox

    • Hate to say it but I do feel this is the first of a number of ‘must win games’ Dermot

  • hi gaz mr warne will get us through monday even if he plays nine extra mins but ref seems decent from your acount labato seems best coming on at 65 mins well fresh with his eye in other games its head down and head for the onion bag no shots no goals so up the millers praying happy easter gaz and your familey see you in new york with champion legue frinds dermot fox

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