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Match Officials Confirmed For Portsmouth (a)

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The Football League has now announced the officials that will take charge of the game between Portsmouth and Lincoln City in League One.

Portsmouth host Lincoln City on Saturday, August 6 for the game at Fratton Park and the match carries a 15:00 kick-off.

Referee: David Rock.
Assistants Referees: Kevin Howick and Paul Yates.
Fourth Official: Paul Kelly.

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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David Rock has been the man in the middle for 7 matches involving Lincoln City:

06/09/14: Woking 3-1 Lincoln City (Conference) – 1 yellow card
29/11/14: Lincoln City 1-0 Southport (Conference) – 3 yellow cards
21/03/15: Wrexham 1-1 Lincoln City (Conference) – 1 yellow card
24/09/16: Dover Athletic 2-0 Lincoln City (Conference) – 2 yellow cards
29/11/16: Lincoln City 1-0 Wrexham (Conference) – 5 yellow cards and 1 red card
28/11/20: Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Lincoln City (FA Cup) – 7 yellow cards
02/03/21: Lincoln City 1-2 Fleetwood Town (League One) – 1 yellow card

TOTALS: Matches: 7 Yellow Cards: 20 Red Cards: 1

He received an average rating of 7.74 following the 2-1 defeat at home against Fleetwood Town in March 2021. Some of the comments can be found below:

Eweimps: “7.5 from me, short-changed us a bit at the end barely adding anything on for the keeper‘s tactical time out, but didn’t get much wrong.”

PerthImp: “8. I’m with Hither – didn’t throw my arms up in the air saying WTF at any time, though I did think he missed a couple of small fouls.”

Long suffering Imp: “8/10. It seems like years ago now that we endured incompetence on a weekly basis from the men in charge and it pretty much was every week. I could get used to giving 7 and 8 ‘s out on a regular basis.”

David Rock was the man in the middle for 35 matches last season. In those matches, he showed 128 yellow cards and 7 red cards.

He was just a little card happy in the League Two match between Swindon Town and Oldham Athletic (1-0) when he showed 9 yellow cards and 1 red card.

Rock oversaw 31 matches during the 2020/21 season, showing a total of 97 yellow cards and 7 red cards.

He was most card happy in the League Two encounter between Southend United and Walsall (0-0) when he showed 7 yellow cards and 1 red card.

Sources: English Football League & Soccer Base.

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