Date: 31st October 2019 at 9:50am
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The Football League has now announced the officials that will take charge of the match between AFC Wimbledon and Lincoln City in Sky Bet League One.

AFC Wimbledon host Lincoln City on Saturday, November 2 for the match at The Cherry Red Records Stadium and the match carries a 3.00pm kick-off.

Referee: James Linington.
Assistants Refs: Ian Cooper and Mark Jones.
Fourth Official: Lee Venamore.

James Linington has been the man in the middle for 1 match involving Lincoln City:

12/09/09: AFC Bournemouth 3-1 Lincoln City (League Two) – no cards shown

TOTALS: Matches: 1 | Yellow Cards: 0 | Red Cards: 0

James Linington: 2019/20 Stats:

03/08/19: Reading 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship) – 3 yellow cards and 1 red card
10/08/19: Gillingham 1-2 Burton Albion (League One) – 2 yellow cards
16/08/19: Huddersfield Town 1-2 Fulham (Championship) – 4 yellow cards
31/08/19: Birmingham City 2-1 Stoke City (Championship) – 3 yellow cards
03/09/19: Portsmouth 1-0 Crawley Town (EFL Trophy) – 2 yellow cards
14/09/19: Swansea City 0-1 Nottingham Forest (Championship) – 3 yellow cards
28/09/19: Middlesbrough 1-4 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship) – 3 yellow cards
05/10/19: Millwall 2-1 Leeds United (Championship) – 5 yellow cards and 1 red card
23/10/19: Bristol City 2-1 Charlton Athletic (Championship) – 7 yellow cards and 1 red card
26/10/19: Huddersfield Town 2-1 Barnsley (Championship) – 2 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 10 | Yellow Cards: 34 | Red Cards: 3

During the 2018/19 season, Linington was the man in the middle for 33 matches, showing a total of 115 yellow cards and 3 red cards.

He showed 7 cards on five occasions during that season: Charlton Athletic 0-1 Peterborough United (7 yellow cards) in Sky Bet League One, Reading 3-2 Bristol City (7 yellow cards), Swansea City 2-2 Wigan Athletic (7 yellow cards), Aston Villa 2-2 Queens Park Rangers (7 yellow cards) and Millwall 2-0 West Bromwich Albion (6 yellow cards and 1 red card) in the Sky Bet Championship.

James Linington oversaw 40 matches during the 2017/18 season. He showed a total of 140 yellow cards and 5 red cards.

During that season, he showed 7 yellow cards on two occasions, both in the Sky Bet Championship. Sheffield United 4-5 Fulham and Sheffield United 0-1 Preston North End.

Match Day referee Linington took in 35 matches in 2016/17, showing 146 yellows cards and 4 red cards.

He showed 8 cards on 4 occasions during the 16/17 season, all in the Sky Bet Championship: Nottingham Forest 4-3 Wigan Athletic (8 yellow cards), Bristol City 3-1 Aston Villa (8 yellow cards), Reading 1-0 Huddersfield Town (7 yellow cards and 1 red card) and Preston North End 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (8 yellow cards).

Sources: English Football League & Soccer Base.

 
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