The referee chosen to officiate Rotherham United’s League 2 clash with Grimsby Town at Don Valley this Saturday is….
CLIVE W OLIVER from Ashington, Northumberland
Born on 30th June 1962, Clive qualified as a referee in 1990.
He progressed through the Northern League before becoming a Football League assistant Referee in 1998.
He was promoted to the National list of Referee’s in 2004.
Clive’s first ever FL appointment was on Saturday August 7th 2004, when he took charge of Mansfield’s 2-0 home defeat to Bristol Rovers.
It wasn’t until the 90th minute of that game that he showed his first yellow…this going to Rovers’ Ali Gibb for timewasting.
His first red came on December 28th 2004, as Sc**thorpe’s Steve Torpey was ordered off following a tussle with Notts County’s Mike Whitlow during their goalless draw.
It will be Clive’s 7th game involving the Millers, with the record standing level with 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats.
These were the games…
23-8-2005….Millers 3 Port Vale 1….Carling Cup….2 yellows
26-11-2005..Walsall 3 Millers 1….League 1….3 yellows
15-4-2006….Millers 2 Brentford 2….League 1….1 yellow
18-11-2006..Millers 1 Forest 1….League 1….4 yellows
27-2-2007….Millers 1 Swansea 2….League 1….4 yellows
19-4-2008….Millers 2 Dagenham 1….League 2….1 yellows
This is Clive’s seasonal record so far..
2004-05 games 27 yellows 70 reds 2
2005-06 games 29 yellows 65 reds 3
2006-07 games 35 yellows 81 reds 3
2007-08 games 32 yellows 84 reds 2
2008-09 games 6 yellows 18 reds 0
Assistant Referee’s on Saturday are….
KEVIN HAYWARD from Staffordshire
GLYNN MELLOR from Derbyshire
The fourth Official is…
ALAN R PARKER from Derbyshire
Thanks to ZIPADEEDOODAH for this article!