Date: 14th March 2018 at 11:05pm
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The man in charge of our game at Sixfields on Saturday will be . . . .

Ben Toner from Lancashire

Lancashire born Ben was promoted to the Football League from the Football Conference in May 2015.

During the summer of 2014 Ben was selected to officiate in the Dallas Cup in the United States where he represented the PGMOL and the FA.

He is also the referee who was removed from Blackpool`s League One match against Portsmouth days after the Lancashire side`s owners, the Oystons, were found to have operated an illegitimate stripping’ of the club in November 2017. The FA said it wasn’t because Mr Toner’s name was causing mirth on social media but ‘due to the increased attention surrounding this weekend`s League One fixture between Blackpool and Portsmouth, PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) has determined it would be appropriate for a Select Group One referee to take charge of proceedings at Bloomfield Road.’

This is the first time he will have been in the middle for a Millers game.

This season Ben has shown eighty yellow cards and four reds in the twenty-nine games he’s been in the middle for.

Running the line at Sixfields will be . . . .

Sam Lewis from Bedfordshire
and
Carl Fitch-Jackson from Suffolk

The Fourth Official will be . . . .

Thomas Harty from the West Midlands