Date: 7th April 2021 at 7:33pm
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The Football League has now announced the officials that will take charge of the match between Lincoln City and Blackpool in League One.

Lincoln City host Blackpool on Saturday, April 10 for the match at Sincil Bank and the match carries a 3.00pm kick-off.

Referee: Marc Edwards.
Assistants Refs: David Avent and Hristo Karaivanov.
Fourth Official: Stephen Wade.

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Marc Edwards has been the man in the middle for 2 matches involving Lincoln City:

12/10/19: Peterborough United 2-0 Lincoln City (League One) – 5 yellow cards and 1 red card
27/09/20: Lincoln City 2-0 Charlton Athletic (League One) – 7 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 2 Yellow Cards: 12 Red Cards: 1

He received an average rating of 5.395 following the 2-0 win at home against Charlton Athletic earlier this season. Some of the comments can be found below:

sedgleyimp: “ I’m going to give him a decent 6.

Thought it was a penalty and he did well to spot it in real-time as watching via stream I didn’t, but their defender was dragging Hopper back.

The goal after the save he’s done the right thing in going to the linesman who is in a better position to say yes or no to the offside and has gone with that decision.

Did think he got very picky late on and if you’re going to spray a white line make the defenders stand on/behind it not a good couple of feet ahead of it as they were doing frequently.

Overall, we have and will have worse.”

GreenNeedle: “ 5

First half he was really good. The free-kick that led to our penalty was for a handball and whilst it was ball to hand their player had his arm out. The current rules mean that is handball so he got it right. The penalty was correct.

Second half he seemed to ignore fouls while yellowing for others, play advantages that weren’t there which brought his mark right down.”

Barney Imp: “ I’d go a 6.

Got the major decisions correct in the first half but gave a few soft free-kicks. Not sure about his understanding of advantage though.

The second half, seemed to lose it a bit and gave daft yellows for reasons that he had let go earlier in the game.”

Marc Edwards: 2020/21 Stats:

05/09/20: Barnsley 1-0 Nottingham Forest (EFL Cup) – 2 yellow cards
12/09/20: Accrington Stanley 2-0 Peterborough United (League One) – 3 yellow cards
16/09/20: Everton 3-0 Salford City (EFL Cup) – 2 yellow cards
27/09/20: Lincoln City 2-0 Charlton Athletic (League One) – 7 yellow cards
05/10/20: Barrow 2-2 Leeds United U21s (EFL Trophy) – 6 yellow cards
20/10/20: Morecambe 1-1 Mansfield Town (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
24/10/20: Blackpool 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons (League One) – 4 yellow cards
03/11/20: Bradford City 3-0 Southend United (League Two) – 5 yellow cards
07/11/20: Hull City 2-0 Fleetwood Town (FA Cup) – 4 yellow cards
17/11/20: Carlisle United 3-1 Aston Villa U21s (EFL Trophy) – 4 yellow cards
21/11/20: Tranmere Rovers 5-0 Grimsby Town (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
02/12/20: Walsall 1-1 Stevenage (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
05/12/20: Harrogate Town 0-1 Forest Green Rovers (League Two) – 1 yellow card
12/12/20: Wigan Athletic 4-3 Accrington Stanley (League One) – 2 yellow cards
19/12/20: Barrow 3-0 Cheltenham Town (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
13/01/21: Tranmere Rovers 4-2 Leicester City U21s (EFL Trophy) – 2 yellow cards
16/01/21: Peterborough United 3-0 Milton Keynes Dons (League One) – 2 yellow cards
22/01/21: Salford City 2-2 Harrogate Town (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
02/02/21: Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Crewe Alexandra (League One) – 5 yellow cards
09/02/21: Northampton Town 0-1 Wigan Athletic (League One) – 5 yellow cards
20/02/21: Ipswich Town 0-0 Oxford United (League One) – 4 yellow cards
27/02/21: Rochdale 0-2 Burton Albion (League One) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
09/03/21: Fleetwood Town 1-0 Gillingham (League One) – 3 yellow cards
13/03/21: Grimsby Town 0-0 Colchester United (League Two) – 2 yellow cards
16/03/21: Port Vale 2-1 Newport County (League Two) – 1 yellow card
20/03/21: Cambridge United 1-0 Forest Green Rovers (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
27/03/21: Morecambe 1-0 Cheltenham Town (League Two) – no cards
02/04/21: Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Charlton Athletic (League One) – 3 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 28 Yellow Cards: 92 Red Cards: 1

Marc Edwards was the man in the middle for 25 matches last season, showing 62 yellow cards and 1 red card.

His cards came out of his pocket on 6 occasions during The Imps match away at Peterborough United (2-0) in League One, when he showed 5 yellow cards and 1 red card, including bookings for Jason Shackell, Michael O’Connor and Tom Pett.

Edwards took in 22 matches during the 2018/19 season, showing a total of 72 yellow cards and 1 red card.

He showed 7 yellow cards on two occasions, both in the Conference: Barrow 0-1 Dagenham & Redbridge and Maidstone United 0-1 Bromley.

During the 2017/18 season, Edwards oversaw 18 matches in the Conference. In those matches, he showed a total of 50 yellow cards and 2 red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between FC Halifax Town and Hartlepool United (2-0) when he showed 7 yellow cards.

Sources: English Football League & Soccer Base.

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