The Football League has now announced the officials that will take charge of the match between Fleetwood Town (managed by Joey Barton) and Lincoln City in Leauge One.
Fleetwood Town host Lincoln City on Saturday, October 17 for the match at Highbury Stadium and the match carries a 3.00pm kick-off.
Referee: Anthony Backhouse.
Assistants Refs: Robert Atkin and Billy Smallwood.
Fourth Official: Andy Haines.
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Anthony Backhouse has been the man in the middle for 12 matches involving Lincoln City:
13/04/13: Lincoln City 2-1 Tamworth (Conference) – 5 yellow cards
28/12/13: FC Halifax Town 5-1 Lincoln City (Conference) – 2 yellow cards and 1 red card
04/10/16: Wrexham 1-2 Lincoln City (Conference) – 5 yellow cards
17/12/16: Lincoln City 2-1 Tranmere Rovers (Conference) – 6 yellow cards
20/01/17: Lincoln City 2-0 Dover Athletic (Conference) – 1 yellow card
14/03/17: York City 2-1 Lincoln City (FA Trophy SF1) – 3 yellow cards
03/04/17: Lincoln City 2-0 Dagenham & Redbridge (Conference) – 2 yellow cards
09/09/18: Stevenage 1-2 Lincoln City (League Two) – 6 yellow cards and 2 red cards
03/11/18: Lincoln City 2-1 Forest Green Rovers (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
04/12/18: Accrington Stanley 2-2 Lincoln City (EFL Trophy) – 7 yellow cards
22/04/19: Lincoln City 0-0 Tranmere Rovers (League Two) – 2 yellow cards
21/09/19: Lincoln City 0-6 Oxford United (League One) – 6 yellow cards
TOTALS: Matches: 12 — Yellow Cards: 49 — Red Cards: 3
He received an average rating of 7.55 following the 6-0 defeat at home against Oxford United last season. Some of the comments can be found below:
Last time and this he’s a different animal to the strutting poser that blighted us in the NL.
Think he actually understood our pain. He gave us a goal kick that was clearly a corner!”
Chimpimp: “Could not decide whether to give him 0 (because this thread is a waste of time as refs always get poor scores when we lose apparently) or 10 (to counter our bias when Lincoln lose).
Decided to just rate him irrespective of the result.
Plus marks for not sending off anyone when Andrade and their player had a dose of handbags – Seb Stockbridge would have run all the way from Wycombe where he was bagging another 2 red cards – to have the chance to send both players off.
Can’t decide if it was wrong or irrelevant he didn’t book their player for throwing the ball away near the end. Probably thought the player was trying to help Lincoln from conceding any more.
Impala: “7.5 reasonable game, got his yellow out early for the first bad tackle and stamped his authority.
No idea why he let the Oxford keeper play in blue the same as Vickers (OU keeper normally wears green). The keeper had no sponsor on his shirt, so don’t know if there had been a problem with his kit. I’m a bit pedantic about this sort of thing!”
Anthony Backhouse: 2020/21 Stats:
29/08/20: Blackburn Rovers 3-2 Doncaster Rovers (EFL Cup) – 4 yellow cards
08/09/20: Bolton Wanderers 2-3 Crewe Alexandra (EFL Trophy) – 3 yellow cards
12/09/20: Sunderland 1-1 Bristol Rovers (League One) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
15/09/20: Middlesbrough 0-2 Barnsley (EFL Cup) – 3 yellow cards
03/10/20: Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Scunthorpe United (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
TOTALS: Matches: 5 — Yellow Cards: 18 — Red Cards: 1
Anthony Backhouse oversaw a total of 27 matches last season, showing a total of 89 yellow cards and 4 red cards.
He brandished his yellow card on 8 occasions during the League Two match between Mansfield Town and Plymouth Argyle, which finished 1-0 to the visitors.
Backhouse was the man in charge of 39 matches in the 2018/19 season, showing 105 yellow cards and 5 red cards.
He was most card happy in the match between Cheltenham Town and Macclesfield Town (2-2) in Sky Bet League Two when he showed 7 yellow cards and 1 red card.
During the 2017/18 season, Backhouse was the man in the middle for 33 matches. In those matches, he showed a total of 102 yellow cards and 7 red cards.
He showed 8 cards on two occasions during the 2017/18 season: Stevenage 1-2 Lincoln City (6 yellow cards and 2 red cards) and Mansfield Town 1-1 Exeter City (7 yellow cards and 2 red cards).
Sources: English Football League & Soccer Base.
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