Date: 26th August 2018 at 11:45am
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The Football League has now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Blackburn Rovers and Lincoln City on Tuesday night.

Blackburn Rovers host Lincoln City on Tuesday 28 August for the game at Ewood Park and the match carries a 7.45pm kickoff.

Referee: Geoff Eltringham.
Assistants Refs: Nick Greenhalgh and James Mainwaring.
Fourth Official: Martin Coy.

Geoff Eltringham has been the man in the middle for two games involving Lincoln City:

22/08/09: Lincoln City 0-2 Burton Albion (League Two) – 2 yellow cards
01/03/11: Lincoln City 3-1 Oxford United (League Two) – 1 yellow card

TOTALS: G: 2 | Y: 3 | R: 0

Geoff Eltringham: 2018/19 Stats:

04/08/18: West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Bolton Wanderers (Championship) – 1 yellow card
14/08/18: Scunthorpe United 1-2 Doncaster Rovers (EFL Cup) – 5 yellow cards
18/08/18: Wigan Athletic 2-2 Nottingham Forest (Championship) – 6 yellow cards
21/08/18: Oxford United 2-3 Accrington Stanley (League One) – 7 yellow cards
26/08/18: Rotherham United 1-0 Millwall (Championship) – 3 yellow cards

* The Rotherham United v Millwall match will be updated once it has finished. *

TOTALS: G: 5 | Y: 22 | R: 0

Geoff Eltringham took in a total of 35 games during the 2017/18 season, showing a total of 129 yellow cards and 3 red cards.

Eltringham was most card happy in the game between Preston North End and Bristol City on Tuesday 6th March, when he showed a total of 9 yellow cards and 1 red card.

Match Day referee Eltringham took in 40 games in 2016/17, showing 112 yellows cards and five red cards.

His highest card count that year was eight yellow cards and one red card in the game between Aston Villa and Cardiff City in the Sky Bet Championship.

Eltringham took in 37 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 93 yellow cards and eight red cards.

He showed 7 cards on two occasions during that season: Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship (7 yellow cards) and Chesterfield 7-1 Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One (6 yellow cards and 1 red card).

Sources: EFL & Soccer Base.

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Sunday, 26 August 2018

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One Reply to “Ref Watch – Blackburn Rovers v Lincoln City”

  • He’s a shocking ref! His handling of a Rovers game last season was so inept that i wrote to the refs’ association to express my dismay at his performance. I don’t expect to get anything positive from this numpty?

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