Date: 7th January 2021 at 8:02pm
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The Football League has now announced the officials that will take charge of the match between Lincoln City and Peterborough United in League One.

Lincoln City host Peterborough United on Saturday, January 9 for the match at Sincil Bank and the match carries a 12.30pm kick-off.

Referee: Will Finnie.
Assistants Refs: Darren Wilding and Richard Wigglesworth.
Fourth Official: Ben Toner.

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Who scored a 90th-minute winner when Lincoln beat Peterborough 2-1 in their last meeting on 1 January 2020?

Will Finnie has been in the middle for one match involving Lincoln City:

26/12/19: Oxford United 1-0 Lincoln City (League One) – 4 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 1 Yellow Cards: 4 Red Cards: 0

Finnie qualified as a match official in February 2009 and he quickly made it to Level Four by the age of 18 in 2013.

He was promoted to the National List of Referees ahead of the start of last season after just one season in the National League. During his only season in the National League, he oversaw 22 matches, showing a total of 80 yellow cards and 9 red cards.

He received an average rating of 6.60 following the 1-0 defeat away at Oxford United on Boxing Day in 2019. Some of the comments can be found below:

PerthImp: “6.5 – started well & I thought he was going to be really good, especially working with his assistant to overturn the Bolger back-pass decision. Should have booked their playmaker (Brannagan) particularly as he later booked O’Connor (?) for a similar offence (inconsistent).”

Impalex: “Funnily enough, I thought he had a poor game with some very odd and questionable decisions at times. A good example of this would be the so-called ‘back pass’ to Vickers when he appeared to over-rule his own decision!

I’ll give him a lucky 5.”

Will Finnie: 2020/21 Stats:

05/09/20: Ipswich Town 3-0 Bristol Rovers (EFL Cup) – 3 yellow cards
08/09/20: Peterborough United 3-3 Burton Albion (EFL Trophy) – 3 yellow cards
19/09/20: Forest Green Rovers 2-2 Bradford City (League Two) – 3 yellow cards and 2 red cards
06/10/20: Newport County 0-5 Norwich City U21s (EFL Trophy) – 2 yellow cards
10/10/20: Swindon Town 0-1 AFC Wimbledon (League One) – 2 yellow cards
20/10/20: Exeter City 2-1 Crawley Town (League Two) – 1 yellow card
24/10/20: Colchester United 2-1 Harrogate Town (League Two) – 2 yellow cards
03/11/20: Oldham Athletic 2-1 Cheltenham Town (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
08/11/20: Maldon & Tiptree 0-1 Morecambe (FA Cup) – 4 yellow cards
10/11/20: Gillingham 1-1 Arsenal U21s (EFL Trophy) – 3 yellow cards
17/11/20: Oxford United 0-2 Crewe Alexandra (League One) – 5 yellow cards
21/11/20: Stevenage 1-2 Bolton Wanderers (League Two) – 5 yellow cards
28/11/20: Portsmouth 6-1 King’s Lynn Town (FA Cup) – 2 yellow cards
01/12/20: Plymouth Argyle 0-4 Rochdale (League One) – no cards
08/12/20: Milton Keynes Dons 6-0 Norwich City U21s (EFL Trophy) – 1 yellow card
15/12/20: Scunthorpe United 2-1 Barrow (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
26/12/20: Cambridge United 2-1 Leyton Orient (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
05/01/21: Mansfield Town 2-1 Salford City (League Two) – 2 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 18 Yellow Cards: 49 Red Cards: 2

Will Finnie was the man in the middle for 27 matches last season. He showed a total of 102 yellow cards and 3 red cards.

He was just a little card happy in the League Two encounter between Plymouth Argyle and Oldham Athletic (2-2), when he showed 9 yellow cards.

Finnie oversaw a total of 22 matches during the 2018/19 season, all in the National League, showing a total of 80 yellow cards and 9 red cards.

He showed 9 cards on two occasions last season: Boreham Wood 1-0 Barnet (9 yellow cards, including one for former Imps loanee Charlee Adams) and Bromley 2-1 Leyton Orient (8 yellow cards and 1 red card).

Sources: English Football League & Soccer Base.

 
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