The man in charge of our New Years Day fixture at Don Valley against Port Vale is …
Graham Salisbury from Lancashire
Graham started refereeing in 1985 and progressed through the West Lancashire and Northern Premier Leagues and reached National List status in 1998. Graham was promoted to the National Referee’s List three years later which is also the year he officiated in the FA Vase Final.
Graham was at Don Valley in September when Burton Albion were in town. The Millers took a three-nil lead (Kevin Ellison in the first minute, Ryan Cresswell on thirty four minutes and Adam Le Fondre four minutes later) in the first half. Shaun Harrad then proceeded to get his hat-trick in the second half (forty-six minute, a penalty just after the hour and his third on eighty-three minutes). In front of 3,516 fans. That day Graham booked Dean Holden, Adam Le Fondre and Johnny Mullins of the Millers and Burton’s Ryan Austin, Harrad and Russell Penn.
This season Graham has been in the middle for sixteen games, handing out fifty-six yellow cards and two red cards.
Running the lines on New Years Day will be …
R Atkin from Lincolnshire
GT Stott from Manchester
The Fourth Official will be ?
DI Storrie from West Yorkshire