The man in charge of our last game of the season is . . . .
Scott Duncan from Northumberland
This is Scott`s fourth season as a Football League Referee and this will be his second time in the middle for a Rotherham game this season. October 2015 saw him in charge of our game at the IPro Stadium when Derby County ran out three-nil winners. Scott showed yellow cards to Joe Mattock and Richie Smallwood that day and Derby’s George Thorne.
The time before that he was in charge of our game in January 2015 when the Millers were away at Charlton. Jordan Cousins scored for the hosts on the eighty-third minute but a last minute goal from sub Danny Ward saw the Millers come home with a point. There were no bookings at The Valley that day.
Scott was also in charge for our trip to Blackpool just after Christmas which was another one-one game. Emmanuel Ledesma had put the Millers in front only for Dom Telford to equalise six minutes before the end of the game. Lee Frecklington and Ledesma saw yellow that day.
Scott was in charge of two of our games the season before – the first being our first game of the season away at Crewe Alexandra. Anthony Grant shocked the Millers by going two up in the opening ten minutes with goals from Anthony Grant and Max Clayton. Lee Frecklington pulled one back on the ten minute mark but two minutes into the second half Richard Brindley was adjudged to have clipped the heels of Ryan Colclough and the hosts got a penalty which Harry Davis put away. On the eighty-sixth minute Ben Pringle curled a great shot into the back of the net to make it three-two and with practically the last kick of the match the Millers earned a point when a loose ball fell to Frecklington who fizzed it into the back of the net to send the travelling supporters home happy. Michael O’Connor was the only player booked in this game.
Later in the season he took charge of our Johnstone’s Paint Trophy game at the Highbury Stadium against Fleetwood Town. A cold December night saw Jeff Hughes put the home side in front under twenty minutes into the game with Nouha Dicko getting an equaliser eleven minutes into the second half. But the hosts got a winner seventy minutes in from Conor McLaughlin.
April 2013 saw Scott in the middle for our home game with Exeter City which was a four-one victory for the Millers with goals from Ben Pringle, Daniel Nardiello, Michael O’Connor and Craig Morgan and a Grecians consolation goal scored by Daniel Coles. That day Scott booked two players, both from City.
This season Scott has been in the middle for thirty-six games showing ninety-five yellow cards and four reds.
Running the line at the KC will be . . . .
Duncan Street from West Yorkshire
Paul Thompson from Derbyshire
The Fourth Official will be . . . .
Alix Pashley from Derbyshire