Date: 7th September 2018 at 7:30pm
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The Football League has now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Lincoln City and Crawley Town in Sky Bet League Two.

Lincoln City host Crawley Town on Saturday, September 8 for the game at Sincil Bank and the match carries a 3.00pm kickoff.

Referee: Matthew Donohue.
Assistants Refs: Richard Wigglesworth and Alan Clayton.
Fourth Official: Declan Bourne.

This will be the first time that Matthew Donohue has been the man in the middle for a match involving Lincoln City.

Donohue has gone from strength to strength in the last few years and has received three successive promotions. He spent just one season at Level 2B (National League North) and another at Level 2A (National League).

He was invited to join the National List of Referees for the 2018/19 season.

Matthew Donohue: 2018/19 Stats:

11/08/18: Colchester United 2-0 Port Vale (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
18/08/18: Stevenage 1-0 Morecambe (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
25/08/18: Cambridge United 0-1 Cheltenham Town (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
04/09/18: Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Newcastle United U21s (EFL Trophy) – 2 yellow cards

TOTALS: Games: 4 | Yellow Cards: 13 | Red Cards: 0

Matchday referee Matthew Donohue took in a total of 20 games last season, showing a total of 47 yellow cards and 2 red cards.

Donohue was most card happy in the 0-0 draw between Dover Athletic and FC Halifax Town at The Crabble in the Conference, showing a total of 5 yellow cards and 1 red card.

Sources: EFL & Soccer Base.

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Friday, 7 September 2018


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