The Referee chosen to officiate at Saturday’s game between Shrewsbury Town and Rotherham United at The New Meadow is….
KEVIN A FRIEND FROM LEICESTERSHIRE
Born on 8th of July 1971, Kevin began Refereeing at the age of 14 in 1985.
He progressed through the local Leicestershire Leagues before joining the Football League Assistant Referee’s list in 2000.
He was Assistant Referee for the 2003 LDV Vans Trophy Area Final between Bristol City and Cambridge United and he was promoted to the National list of Referee’s later that same year.
So far this season Kevin has taken charge of 30 games, showing 76 Yellows (2.53 per game) and 8 reds, the latest red being a straight red for Tranmere’s Steve Jennings during their 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers on February 23rd.
This will be his 4th game officiating at a match involving Rotherham United, the others being…
16 October 2004 Cardiff 2 Rotherham 0…..0 cards shown
12 August 2006 Blackpool 0 Rotherham 1….1 yellow (Simon Gillett, Blackpool)
24 February 2007 Northampton 3 Rotherham 0….2 yellows (Brad Johnson, Northampton….Martin Woods, Rotherham)
Kevin will be assisted on Saturday by….
ROB MERCHANT FROM STAFFORDSHIRE
J ALAN SHEFFIELD FROM WEST MIDLANDS
4th official will be….
PHIL N GIBBS FROM WEST MIDLANDS