Date: 12th January 2021 at 9:47am
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Christopher Sarginson will be the man in the middle for tonight’s home match versus Accrington Stanley in the EFL Trophy.

Referee: Christopher Sarginson.
Assistants Refs: Martyn Holmes and Anthony Moore.
Fourth Official: Ian Smedley.

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Which Lincoln City player scored his only goal for the club during last season's 3-4 defeat at Accrington?

Christopher Sarginson has been the man in the middle for 10 matches involving Lincoln City:

10/10/08: Lincoln City 1-1 Rochdale (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
14/03/09: Lincoln City 1-1 Bury (League Two) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
30/10/10: Wycombe Wanderers 2-2 Lincoln City (League Two) – 5 yellow cards
15/03/11: Macclesfield Town 1-1 Lincoln City (League Two) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
25/03/11: Lincoln City 0-6 Rotherham United (League Two) – 2 yellow cards and 1 red card
21/10/17: Cheltenham Town 1-0 Lincoln City (League Two) – 2 yellow cards
05/12/17: Lincoln City 3-2 Accrington Stanley (EFL Trophy) – 6 yellow cards
26/12/18: Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Lincoln City (League Two) – 6 yellow cards
07/09/19: Wycombe Wanderers 3-1 Lincoln City (League One) – 2 yellow cards
01/01/2020: Lincoln City 2-1 Peterborough United (League One) – 8 yellow cards and 1 red card

TOTALS: Matches: 10 Yellow Cards: 42 Red Cards: 4

He received an average rating of 6.26 following the 2-1 win at home against Peterborough United last season. Some of the comments can be found below:

sedgleyimp: “Seemed to let quite a lot go especially in the first half when perhaps giving what looked like free kicks might have meant he asserted himself better and kept that extra bit of control. That said keeping a game flowing is what we all want and he was very even between both teams. Decisive on the sending off. I’ll give him a 6/10 par rating.”

Scotimp: “I detest the whistle-happy, card-waving, Mike Dean style of refereeing that has done so much to ruin the game, so it is refreshing to see a referee who tries to let the game flow by allowing the players to get stuck in. His relaxed approach yesterday reflected his low yellow card count so far this season (and Dembele was his first red) but once he had eventually made his first booking, some of the subsequent yellows were a bit soft in comparison to what he had let go earlier on.

So, 7/10.”

Eweimps: “5.5/10.

Mixed afternoon but did at least allow advantage a couple of times, booking a player afterwards. Correct with the red.”

Christopher Sarginson: 2020/21 Stats:

05/09/20: Bristol City 2-0 Exeter City (EFL Cup) – 2 yellow cards
08/09/20: Swindon Town 2-3 West Bromwich Albion U23s (EFL Trophy) – no cards
19/09/20: Peterborough United 2-1 Fleetwood Town (League One) – 3 yellow cards
26/09/20: Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Newport County (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
06/10/20: Cheltenham Town 2-0 Plymouth Argyle (EFL Trophy) – 2 yellow cards
10/10/20: Blackpool 1-4 Ipswich Town (League One) – 4 yellow cards
17/10/20: Scunthorpe United 0-5 Cambridge United (League Two) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
27/10/20: Southend United 1-2 Oldham Athletic (League Two) – 2 yellow cards
31/10/20: Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 AFC Wimbledon (League One) – 4 yellow cards
07/11/20: Gillingham 3-2 Woking (FA Cup) – 3 yellow cards
17/11/20: Northampton Town 0-0 Stevenage (EFL Trophy) – 1 yellow card
21/11/20: Barrow 2-2 Forest Green Rovers (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
01/12/20: Sunderland 1-1 Burton Albion (League One) – 2 yellow cards
05/12/20: Mansfield Town 3-3 Crawley Town (League Two) – 2 yellow cards
12/12/20: Port Vale 1-1 Colchester United (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
19/12/20: Bradford City 1-0 Cambridge United (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
26/12/20: Cheltenham Town 1-1 Stevenage (League Two) – 1 yellow card

TOTALS: Matches: 17 Yellow Cards: 44 Red Cards: 1

Christopher Sarginson was the man in the middle for 28 matches last season. In those matches, he showed 74 yellow cards and 1 red card.

He was most card happy in the League One encounter between Lincoln City and Peterborough United on New Years Day in 2020, showing 8 yellow cards and 1 red card. The red card, of course, being for Siriki Dembélé, who had only been on the pitch about 30 seconds before being sent off.

During the 2018/19 season, Sarginson oversaw 44 matches, showing a total of 138 yellow cards and 8 red cards.

He was just a bit card happy in the match between Shrewsbury Town and Oxford United (2-3) in Sky Bet League One when he showed 7 yellow cards and 1 red card.

Sarginson took charge of 43 matches during the 2017/18 season. He showed a total of 136 yellow cards and 5 red cards.

During the 2017/18 season, in the match between Yeovil Town and Stevenage in Sky Bet League Two, which finished 3-0 to the home side, Sarginson showed 4 yellow cards and 3 red cards.

Sources: English Football League & Soccer Base.

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