Date: 25th September 2008 at 9:13am
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The Referee chosen to officiate at our game away at Dagenham and Redbridge this Saturday is…

Mr David J Phillips from Sussex

Yet again a Rotherham United game is Referee’d by an official in his first season on the Football League list.
David joined the list of Football League assistant referee’s in 2003-2004 and following 2 seasons reffing at Conference level he got his promotion this season.

Last season David officiated at 17 Conference games, showing 65 yellows (3.82 per game) and sending off no fewer than 11 players.
3 of the reds came in York City’s 2-0 away win at Grays Athletic in September 2007.

So far he has taken charge of 3 games this term, showing 4 yellows and 1 red, which came in his last outing, when he sent off Macclesfield’s Gareth Evans.
Evans got a straight red for violent conduct in the 17th minute of the Silkmens 1-0 win at Bournemouth on September 13th.
This came after he scored the only goal of the game after 2 minutes.
2008-2009 record
League 2 Sat 16 Aug 2008 Brentford 4-0 Grimsby 1 yellow
League 2 Sat 30 Aug 2008 Gillingham 1-0 Accrington Stanley 0 cards
League 2 Sat 13 Sep 2008 Bournemouth 0-1 Macclesfield 3 yellows 1 red

He will be assisted at Dagenham by…
Warren Atkin from Sussex
Gavin Muge from Bedfordshire

The Fourth Official will be
Andy Davies from Hampshire

Thanks to ZIPADEEDOODAH for this article