Date: 30th March 2021 at 4:51pm
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The Football League has now announced the officials that will take charge of the match between Lincoln City and Milton Keynes Dons in League One.

Lincoln City host Milton Keynes Dons on Friday, April 2 for the match at Sincil Bank and the match carries a 3.00pm kick-off.

Referee: Charles Breakspear.
Assistants Referees: Robert Atkin and Alan Clayton.
Fourth Official: Carl Brook.

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Which side did MK Dons beat 1-0 on the final day of the 2018-19 season to secure immediate promotion back to League One?

Charles Breakspear has been the man in the middle for 4 matches involving Lincoln City:

26/01/13: Lincoln City 1-2 Forest Green Rovers (Conference) – 3 yellow cards
06/04/13: Kidderminster Harriers 3-0 Lincoln City (Conference) – 1 yellow card
01/02/20: Southend United 2-1 Lincoln City (League One) – 5 yellow cards
12/12/20: Lincoln City 0-4 Sunderland (League One) – 4 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 4 Yellow Cards: 13 Red Cards: 1

He received an average rating of 3.225 following the 4-0 defeat at home against Sunderland earlier this season. Some of the comments can be found below:

Scotimp: “Really don’t know what to say. So many soft free-kicks, the whistle blew whenever anyone fell over, and what looked like a poor penalty decision. And when Edun was clearly fouled two or three times but still came away with the ball, he decided to take it back. I will say 5, but I need to see the penalty again (4 if it wasn’t one).”

NottyImp: “4 from me. Didn’t give their player a yellow for a dreadful challenge on one of the Johnson break-aways, then books Montsma for nothing. Dubious penalty.”

sedgleyimp: “Below average 4/10 for me. Liked the advantage played when Johnson was through but he should have booked their player after the event rather than just a little chat. Really thought it was a soft penalty to give them their first (though I might need a further look at it without fans goggles on). Just generally quite fussy as well.”

Charles Breakspear: 2020/21 Stats:

06/09/20: Brentford 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers (EFL Cup) – 1 red card
12/09/20: Portsmouth 0-0 Shrewsbury Town (League One) – 7 yellow cards and 1 red card
15/09/20: Reading 0-1 Luton Town (EFL Cup) – 2 yellow cards
19/09/20: Stevenage 3-0 Oldham Athletic (League Two) – 2 yellow cards
22/09/20: Newport County 3-1 Watford (EFL Cup) – 6 yellow cards and 1 red card
26/09/20: Southend United 1-2 Morecambe (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
06/10/20: Ipswich Town 2-0 Gillingham (EFL Trophy) – 5 yellow cards
17/10/20: Bristol Rovers 1-1 Burton Albion (League One) – 4 yellow cards
27/10/20: Milton Keynes Dons 2-0 Wigan Athletic (League One) – 3 yellow cards
03/11/20: Colchester United 3-1 Stevenage (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
08/11/20: Torquay United 5-6 Crawley Town (FA Cup) – 7 yellow cards
10/11/20: Charlton Athletic 3-1 Leyton Orient (EFL Trophy) – 5 yellow cards
16/11/20: Plymouth Argyle 2-2 Portsmouth (League One) – 5 yellow cards
24/11/20: Newport County 1-1 Walsall (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
08/12/20: Scunthorpe United 0-1 Colchester United (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
12/12/20: Lincoln City 0-4 Sunderland (League One) – 4 yellow cards
15/12/20: Port Vale 1-1 Forest Green Rovers (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
19/12/20: Bolton Wanderers 0-3 Tranmere Rovers (League Two) – no cards
12/01/21: Oxford United 1-0 Cambridge United (EFL Trophy) – 3 yellow cards
16/01/21: Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Crewe Alexandra (League One) – 6 yellow cards and 1 red card
26/01/21: Ipswich Town 0-1 Sunderland (League One) – 3 yellow cards and 1 red card
16/02/21: Gillingham 1-3 Peterborough United (League One) – 6 yellow cards
20/02/21: Doncaster Rovers 3-3 Hull City (League One) – 3 yellow cards
02/03/21: Burton Albion 1-0 Bristol Rovers (League One) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
06/03/21: Exeter City 4-0 Leyton Orient (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
09/03/21: Swindon Town 1-2 Oxford United (League One) – 6 yellow cards
14/03/21: Sunderland 1-0 Tranmere Rovers (EFL Trophy) – 1 yellow card
20/03/21: AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Charlton Athletic (League One) – 2 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 28 Yellow Cards: 106 Red Cards: 6

Charles Breakspear took in 32 matches’ last season. He showed a total of 140 yellow cards and 12 red cards.

He was just a little card happy in the League Two encounter between Stevenage and Northampton Town (0-1), when he showed 8 yellow cards and 1 red card, including bookings for former Imps Paul Farman (Stevenage) and Vadaine Oliver (Northampton).

Breakspear was the man in the middle for 44 matches during the 2018/19 season. He showed a total of 144 yellow cards and 12 red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Crawley Town and Newport County (4-1) in League Two, when he showed 6 yellow cards and 1 red card.

Breakspear oversaw 47 matches during the 2017/18 season. In those matches, he showed a total of 163 yellow cards and 18 red cards.

He was just a bit card happy in the match between Exeter City and Forest Green Rovers (2-1) in the FA Cup, showing 9 yellow cards and 2 red cards.

Sources: English Football League & Soccer Base.

 
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