Date: 14th September 2018 at 6:30am
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The Football League has now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Macclesfield Town and Lincoln City in Sky Bet League Two.

Lincoln City host Crawley Town on Saturday, September 15 for the game at Moss Rose and the match carries a 3.00pm kickoff.

Referee: John Busby.
Assistants Refs: Barry Cropp and Abbas Khan.
Fourth Official: David Benton.

John Busby has been the man in the middle for three matches involving Lincoln City:

11/08/15: Braintree Town 1-3 Lincoln City (Conference) – 1 yellow card and 1 red card
28/11/15: Lincoln City 1-1 Welling United (Conference) – 2 yellow cards
14/04/18: Port Vale 1-0 Lincoln City (League Two) – 4 yellow cards

TOTALS: Games: 3 | Yellow Cards: 7 | Red Cards: 1

John Busby: 2018/19 Stats:

04/08/18: Peterborough United 2-1 Bristol Rovers (League One) – 3 yellow cards
11/08/18: Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Southend United (League One) – 3 yellow cards
14/08/18: Milton Keynes Dons 3-0 Charlton Athletic (EFL Cup) – 1 yellow card
18/08/18: Bury 1-1 Forest Green Rovers (League Two) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
21/08/18: Yeovil Town 0-0 Oldham Athletic (League Two) – 1 yellow card
25/08/18: AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Sunderland (League One) – 1 yellow card
01/09/18: Barnsley 2-1 Gillingham (League One) – 1 yellow card
04/09/18: Luton Town 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion U21s (EFL Trophy) – no cards shown

TOTALS: Games: 8 | Yellow Cards: 14 | Red Cards: 1

John Busby took in a total of 43 games during the 2017/18 season, showing a total of 110 yellow cards and 4 red cards.

He showed 7 cards on two occasions during that season, the first of which was in the game between Gillingham and Bradford City in League One, when he showed a total of 6 yellow cards and 1 red card. The second game in which he showed a total of 7 cards was the League One game between Gillingham and Milton Keynes Dons when he showed a total of 7 yellow cards.

Matchday referee Busby took in 36 games in 2016/17, showing 131 yellows cards and three red cards.

His highest card count that year was in the game between Exeter City and Luton Town when he showed a total of 8 yellow cards and one red card.

He took in 18 matches in 2015-16 and in the National League, showing a total of 44 yellow cards and eight red cards.

Busby was most card happy in the match between Tranmere Rovers and Forest Green Rovers on 19th March 2016, when he showed a total of 6 yellow cards and one red card.

Sources: EFL & Soccer Base.

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Friday, 14 September 2018


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