The man chosen to officiate at Rotherham’s Northern Final 2nd leg Johnstone Paints Trophy tie v Sc**thorpe United at Don Valley this Tuesday is
KEVIN A FRIEND…..LEICESTERSHIRE
Kevin is a referee who started refereeing at thirteen within his home county of Leicestershire. His route to the National List was via the Leicester Senior League and Midland Football Alliance before being promoted to the National list of assistant Referee’s in 2000.
fter three more seasons he reached the National List of Referees.
n addition to being appointed as 4th Official at an U-21 International, he has also been appointed to the FA Vase Final and FL Trophy Final.
He has taken charge of 4 previous Millers games and remarkably has only shown 3 yellows in those 4 games, and just 1 to a Miller.
6th October 2004….Cardiff City 2 Rotherham United 0
2th August 2006….Blackpool 0 Rotherham United 1
4th February 2007….Northampton Town 3 Rotherham United 0
ellows….Johnson, Northampton…..Martin Woods, Rotherham
th March 2008….Shrewsbury Town 1 Rotherham United 1
So far this season Kevin has taken charge of 31 games, showing 93 yellows and 5 reds.
is last outing was Saturday’s 3-2 home win for Exeter v Aldershot, in which he showed 3 yellows.
Kevin will be assisted on Tuesday by….
COLIN N HARWOOD….GTR MANCHESTER
ILLIAM D SMALLWOOD….CHESHIRE
4th official will be….
ANDY HAINES….TYNE + WEAR
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