Date: 4th April 2016 at 1:30pm
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The man in charge of our Tuesday night game will be . . . .

Gavin Ward from Surrey

Gavin joined the list of Assistant Referees at the start of the 2002/3 season progressing to the National List of Referees in 2007, when he officiated in the Euro 2008 qualifying game between Denmark and Liechtenstein in the September.

The last time Gavin was in charge of a Millers game was in February 2015 at the New York Stadium. That afternoon goals from Matt Derbyshire and Conor Sammon gave the Millers a two-nil win over Ipswich Town. Zeki Fryers of the Millers and the visitors Cole Skuse saw yellow that day.

The season before Gavin reffed the Millers and Bristol City at the New York Stadium. James Tavernier put the hosts in front on the second minute with Wade Elliott equalising three minutes into the second half. Tavernier struck again on the hour mark which gave Rotherham all three points. That season we also had him officiate our three-nil loss to Crawley Town in March.

The 2012/13 season saw Gavin in charge of our FA Cup game the EEB Stadium against Aldershot. A hat-trick from Danny Hylton for the hosts gave them a three-nil lead before Mr Ward gave the Millers a penalty which Lee Frecklington put away. Kari Arnason (84 minutes) and Hylton (85 minutes) saw red cards that day.

September 2011 saw Gavin at Don Valley which saw the Millers beat visitors Dagenham and Redbridge three-one. Gareth Evans opened the scoring on eight minutes only for Scott Doe to equalise thirteen minutes later. Two goals from Lewis Grabban before half-time gave the Millers the win. Marcus Marshall of the Millers and the Daggers’ Damien McCrory were booked that day.

A goalless draw away at Brentford was the game Gavin was in charge of in August 2008 with the only card of the day being a yellow for Rotherham’s Reuben Reid.

The first time Gavin was in charge of a Rotherham game was at Millmoor in December 2007 where he sent off Matty Crowell of Wrexham on fourteen minutes for a two footed lunge at Millers loanee, Ian Ross. Five minutes before half-time Derek Holmes put the home side in front, getting a second on seventy-two minutes. Marc Newsham pitched in with a third ten minutes from time to give the Millers a well deserved victory.

Millers Team that Day
Harrison (Tonge)
Taylor (Newsham)
Holmes (Yates)

Subs not used – Oxley, Todd

This season Gavin has been in the middle for thirty games showing one hundred and four yellow cards and two red cards.

Running the line at Ashton Gate will be . . . .
Adam Bromley from Devon
Marvyn Amphlett from Worcestershire

The Fourth Official will be . . . .
Simon Hooper from Wiltshire

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