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Exeter City (h): Match Officials Confirmed

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The Football League has now confirmed the officials that will take charge of Lincoln City versus Exeter City on Saturday, July 30 for the match at Sincil Bank and the match carries a 15:00 kick-off.

Referee: Andy Haines.
Assistants Referees: Mark Jones and Paul Stonier.
Fourth Official: Elliott Swallow.

You can discuss this refereeing appointment HERE, as well as get involved with our pre-match threads: You can post your score predictions, discuss the starting XI and post your attendance predictions!

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Andy Haines has been the man in the middle for 18 matches involving Lincoln City:

26/12/07: Bradford City 2-1 Lincoln City (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
29/03/08: Peterborough United 4-0 Lincoln City (League Two) – 1 yellow card
09/08/08: Rotherham United 1-0 Lincoln City (League Two) – no cards shown
31/01/09: Lincoln City 3-3 AFC Bournemouth (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
25/04/09: Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Lincoln City (League Two) – 5 yellow cards
11/08/09: Lincoln City 0-1 Barnsley (League Cup) – 1 yellow card
09/02/10: Darlington 1-1 Lincoln City (League Two) – 5 yellow cards
08/05/10: Lincoln City 0-0 Macclesfield Town (League Two) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
01/02/11: Bradford City 1-2 Lincoln City (League Two) – no cards shown
09/04/11: Lincoln City 0-4 Gillingham (League Two) – 1 yellow card
25/11/17: Lincoln City 3-1 Port Vale (League Two) – 5 yellow cards
02/10/18: Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Lincoln City (League Two) – 3 yellow cards and 1 red card
17/08/19: Lincoln City 4-0 Southend United (League One) – 3 yellow cards
20/11/19: Lincoln City 0-1 Ipswich Town (FA Cup) – 1 yellow card
11/01/20: Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Lincoln City (League One) – 3 yellow cards
21/11/20: Accrington Stanley 0-0 Lincoln City (League One) – 2 yellow cards and 1 red card
10/08/21: Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Lincoln City (EFL Cup) – no cards
15/03/22: Rotherham United 2-1 Lincoln City (League One) – 4 yellow cards

Matches: 18 Yellow Cards: 45 Red Cards: 3

He received an average rating of 3.83 following the 2-1 defeat away at Rotherham United last season. Some of the comments can be found below:

plumbob: “4/10 Thought he was poor. Maybe he was trying to let some stuff go but he was so inconsistent in doing so. All but gave us a free kick first before waving play-on, probably because he realised he might have to send their lad off. Repaid us with a more blatant one in the second half. The lino at our end was just a complete ****ing imbecile. No idea how many times he missed the ball going out right under his nose. Missed offsides and fouls right in front of him. However, not biased, just useless!”

LA_Imp: “4 appalling not to book their forward form his “challenge” on Wright. I might be being a bit generous.”

hulloutpost: “Watching live, I don’t think he even spoke to him. He was that far behind play I have little doubt he actually knew what had happened.

He certainly wasn’t going to get any help from the useless lino who on a couple of occasions didn’t even spot the ball had clearly gone out of play (not even marginal) amongst other strange (non) decisions.”

Andy Haines was the man in the middle for a total of 34 matches. In those matches, he showed 96 yellow cards and 1 red card.

He was most card happy in the League Two encounter between Walsall and Barrow (2-2) when he showed 7 yellow cards, including a booking for former Imps loanee Patrick Brough.

During the 2020/21 season, Haines oversaw 29 matches, showing 70 yellow cards and 4 red cards.

He was just a little card happy in the League Two match between Barrow and Leyton Orient (1-1), showing 10 yellow cards and 1 red card.

Sources: English Football League & Soccer Base.

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