The man in charge of tonight’s game at the New York Stadium is . . . .
TONY HARRINGTON from Cleveland
Tony is in his fifth season as a Football League Referee.
The last time Tony was in charge of a Rotherham game was on a cold Friday night in December last year at Ewood Park when the only goal of the game was a terrific header from Luke Hyam on the half-hour mark – unfortunately he put it past Lee Camp to give Rovers the win. Kirk Broadfoot was the only player booked that evening.
The season before he was in the middle for our game at the New York Stadium against Blackpool. Jordan Bowery came off the bench and put the Millers ahead on seventy-eight minutes only for Steve Davies to equalise seven minutes later. Tony booked three players that day, all Millers – Paul Green, Ben Pringle and Manu Ledesma.
In October 2013 Tony was in charge of our game against Tranmere when Kieran Agard opened the scoring for the Millers on the hour mark. After having a penalty appeal turned down for handball themselves, the Millers were annoyed when Mr Harrington said that Joe Skarz had pushed former Millers loanee Abdulai Bell-Baggie over in the area and pointed to the spot. Ryan Lowe scored from the spot to make it one-all and a point-a-piece.
Twelve months before saw Southend visiting the New York Stadium which was Tony’s first visit there – and it was one that Millers fans want to forget. The sides went in goalless at half-time but two goals in the second half form Britt Assombalonga plus another from Dave Martin gave the visitors a three-nil win.
Running the line at the New York Stadium will be . . . .
Paul Hodskinson from Lancashire
Daniel Leach from Oxfordshire
The Fourth Official will be . . . .
Andrew Madley from West Yorkshire