The Referee chosen to officiate Rotherham’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie v Leicester City at Don Valley on Tuesday is….
Mr Colin H Webster from Shotley Bridge, Tyne & Wear
Born on 17th November 1966, Colin is a Chartered Surveyor, is married with two children and lists property development and ‘learning to fly ‘as his interests outside football.
He started refereeing in his native North East in 1988 and progressed through the Wearside and Northern Leagues to reach the National List in 1994.
He was promoted to the Referees` List in 2000. Honours include A/R FA Trophy Final in 2000, 4th Official FL Play Off Final in 2005, and refereeing appointments for FL Play Off Semi Finals in 2005/06/07.
His most recent games in charge of the Millers are as follows….
16th September 2003….Sheffield United 5 Millers 0
3 Yellows….Millers….Darren Byfield, Chris Swailes, Stewart Talbot.
3rd April 2004….Crewe Alex 0 Millers 0
4 Yellows….Crewe….David Wright
Millers….Paul Warne, Shaun Barker, John Mullin.
6th November 2004….Millers 2 Cardiff City 2
3 Yellows….Millers….Shaun Barker, Richie Barker, Chris Swailes.
16th April 2005….Millers 0 Watford 1
6 Yellows….Millers….John Mullin, Martin Butler
Watford….Anthony MacNamee, Chris Eagles, Neil Cox, Brynyar Gunnarsson.
18th March 2006….Huddersfield Town 4 Millers 1
3 Yellows….Huddersfield….Danny Schofield, Jon Worthington
5th August 2006….Millers 0 Brighton + Hove Albion 1
2 Yellows….Millers….Ian Sharps
1 Red….Brighton….Dean Cox….2nd Yellow
(1st for jumping in crowd after goal, 2nd for foul on Lee Williamson)
Colin Webster’s record in recent seasons
2003-2004….32 games….115 yellows (3.59 per game) 5 reds
2004-2005….36 games….119 yellows (3.30 per game) 10 reds
2005-2006….37 games….113 yellows (3.05 per game) 12 reds
2006-2007….33 games….87 yellows (2.63 per game) 7 reds
2007-2008….38 games….74 yellows (1.94 per game) 2 reds
Mr Webster seems to be showing great restraint in regards to brandishing cards these days, and so far this season he has shown yellow just 12 times in his 12 games.
2 reds have also been shown, these were to Oldham’s Craig Davies for violent conduct in their penalty shoot-out win against Rochdale in the Carling Cup 1st round, and to Wycombe’s Tom Doherty for a professional foul in their draw at Grimsby on 11th October.
Colin’s most recent appointment was last months League game at Elland Road when Leeds beat Leyton Orient 2-1.
Colin will be assisted at Don Valley by….
Colin N Harwood from Greater Manchester
S Mark Hutchinson from Nottinghamshire
The Fourth Official will be…
Philip Bramley from West Yorkshire
Thanks to Zipadeedoodah for this article!