Date: 16th March 2009 at 8:17am
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The man in charge of our game at Don Valley tomorrow evening is . . .

Mike Oliver from Northumberland

Mike began refereeing when he was fourteen years of age and was just twenty-one when he took charge of his first league game, Hereford v Grimsby, in March 2007.

He was the man in the middle for two of our games last season – our three-nil win at home to Macclesfield, when Mark Hudson scored in the seventieth minute followed by two in seven minutes from Ryan Taylor and our last ever game at Millmoor when a goal from Jamie Green in the eighth minute saw us win against Barnet.

His father, Clive Oliver, was in charge of our game against Grimsby earlier this season when we won four-one. (Let’s hope his son sees a similar scoreline for us tomorrow!)

In the thirty-two games that Mike has been involved in this season he has produced seventy-nine yellow cards and four red cards.

Mike will be assisted by…

Mark Astley from Greater Manchester and
Martin Coy from Co Durham

The Fourth Official will be…

Mark Sutton from Derbyshire