Date: 24th November 2020 at 4:26pm
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The Football League has now announced the officials that will take charge of the match between Swindon Town and Lincoln City in League One.

Swindon Town host Lincoln City on Tuesday, November 24 for the game at The County Ground and the match carries a 7.00pm kick-off.

Referee: Graham Salisbury.
Assistants Refs: Adam Ricketts and Ollie Williams.
Fourth Official: Antony Coggins.

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Who made his only Lincoln City appearance in the 6-0 defeat at Swindon on 3 March 1979?

Graham Salisbury has been the man in the middle for 13 matches involving Lincoln City:

01/09/01: Lincoln City 1-1 Darlington (Division 3) – 6 yellow cards
05/03/02: Hartlepool United 1-1 Lincoln City (Division 3) – 3 yellow cards
12/03/02: Lincoln City 0-1 Cheltenham Town (Division 3) – no cards shown
16/11/02: Carlisle United 2-1 Lincoln City (FA Cup) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
11/11/06: Port Vale 2-1 Lincoln City (FA Cup) – 1 yellow card
20/02/07: Lincoln City 1-4 Hereford United (League Two) – 1 yellow card and 1 red card
17/11/07: Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Lincoln City (League Two) – 2 yellow cards and 1 red card
28/02/09: Lincoln City 0-1 Rotherham United (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
14/11/09: Lincoln City 1-1 Cheltenham Town (League Two) – 2 yellow cards and 3 red cards
15/01/11: Lincoln City 1-2 Wycombe Wanderers (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
24/10/17: Lincoln City 2-1 Everton U21s (EFL Trophy) – 3 yellow cards
06/03/18: Mansfield Town 1-1 Lincoln City (League Two) – 5 yellow cards and 2 red cards
10/11/18: Lincoln City 3-2 Northampton Town (FA Cup) – 8 yellow cards and 1 red card

TOTALS: Matches: 13 Yellow Cards: 42 Red Cards: 10

He received an average rating of 7.21 following the 3-2 win at home against Northampton Town in November 2018. Some of the comments can be found below:

bbh 11: “Wouldn’t know what to give him considering he let Shackell off one of the worse challenges I have seen in a long time. I would have understood if Shackell hadn’t waited for the red and just walked off, couldn’t believe it when he gave him a yellow. Lucky for us but a bizarre decision for me.”

impsimps: “Thought the Shackell ‘ let off’ was a very similar offence to when their guy hacked down Andrade in full flow, applied the same standards. He did well and got most big decisions right, 7/10.”

Chimpimp: “I think he did okay. There were 5 or 6 tackles worse than anything Chapman did to have himself sent off. All got yellow cards. Anyone seriously injured? No. Game spoilt by a red card? No.

Think he also got McCartan penalty appeal right. If they aren’t sure do not give it. Let’s be honest 90% of penalties involve some element of diving.

(If I wrote the laws Ref should tell Morais to stop being an idiot and give him a yellow card – but I don’t, so he got that right as well).

In summary players, the action caused the result, not the referee. Score 8/10.”

Graham Salisbury: 2020/21 Stats:

05/09/20: Grimsby Town 1-1 Morecambe (EFL Cup) – 1 yellow card
12/09/20: Crewe Alexandra 0-2 Charlton Athletic (League One) – 2 yellow cards
19/09/20: Carlisle United 2-0 Southend United (League Two) – 1 yellow card
22/09/20: Oldham Athletic 4-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (EFL Trophy) – 3 yellow cards
27/10/20: Harrogate Town 0-0 Stevenage (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
31/10/20: Cheltenham Town 2-1 Forest Green Rovers (League Two) – 5 yellow cards
07/11/20: Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Accrington Stanley (FA Cup) – 2 yellow cards
10/11/20: Fleetwood Town 2-1 Sunderland (EFL Trophy) – 4 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 8 Yellow Cards: 22 Red Cards: 0

Graham Salisbury was the man in the middle for 28 matches last season, showing a total of 88 yellow cards and 3 red cards.

He was most card happy in the League Two encounter between Macclesfield Town and Newport County (1-1), when he showed 7 yellow cards.

Salisbury oversaw 35 matches in the 2018/19 season. In those matches, he showed 120 yellow cards and 4 red cards.

During the 18/19 season, he showed 9 cards on two occasions, both of which were in The FA Cup: Lincoln City 3-2 Northampton (8 yellow cards and 1 red card) and Bradford City 1-1 Aldershot Town (9 yellow cards)

Salisbury took in 37 matches during the 2017/18 season. He showed a total of 146 yellow cards and 13 red cards during that season.

He was most card happy in the English Football League Cup match between Fleetwood Town and Carlisle United (2-1), when he showed a total of 9 yellow cards and 1 red card.

Sources: English Football League & Soccer Base.

 
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