Date: 4th December 2019 at 9:29am
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The Football League has now announced the officials that will take charge of the match between Burton Albion and Lincoln City in Sky Bet League One.

Burton Albion host Lincoln City on Saturday, December 7 for the game at the Pirelli Stadium and the match carries a 3.00pm kick-off.

Referee: Ben Toner.
Assistants Refs: Paul Newhouse and Marc Wilson.
Fourth Official: Declan Bourne.

Will The Imps win, lose or draw against Burton Albion?







Ben Toner has been the man in the middle for 10 matches involving Lincoln City:

12/02/13: Stockport County 2-0 Lincoln City (Conference) – 3 yellow cards
23/03/13: Lincoln City 3-2 Telford United (Conference) – no cards shown
12/11/13: Southport 0-1 Lincoln City (Conference) – 1 yellow card
15/02/14: Lincoln City 2-0 Kidderminster Harriers (Conference) – 6 yellow cards
13/09/14: Lincoln City 2-3 Bristol Rovers (Conference) – 1 yellow card
17/01/17: Lincoln City 1-0 Ipswich Town (FA Cup) – 3 yellow cards
09/01/18: Rochdale 0-1 Lincoln City (EFL Trophy) – 3 yellow cards
12/05/18: Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City (League Two Playoffs) – 1 yellow card
27/11/18: Oldham Athletic 1-1 Lincoln City (League Two) – 6 yellow cards and 1 red card
12/01/19: Swindon Town 2-2 Lincoln City (League Two) – 3 yellow cards and 2 red cards

TOTALS: Matches: 10 | Yellow Cards: 27 | Red Cards: 3

He received an average rating of 3.33 following the 2-2 draw away at Swindon Town in January 2019. Some of the comments can be found below:

Imps2018: “2/10 – only not the lowest because he got 2 of his big calls right (the red cards), just most small decisions were wrong. It also allows me to give the linesmen 1/10 (especially the one on our side of the pitch) as they were worse than him which was a real challenge.”

berksimps: “Now more detached from the intensity of the game. Cannot argue with the three main decisions, all were self-inflicted and deservedly punished. He did seem to give most of the 50:50’s in favour of the home side.


Merthyr Imp: “I don’t usually mark the referee even when I’ve actually been at the match as in this case rather than watching on iFollow but I’ll give him 6.

Seemed to me he was right on the three major decisions – Andrade’s sending off, the penalty and – assuming what Shackell said was worthy of a yellow card – the other sending off.”

Ben Toner: 2019/20 Stats:

10/08/19: Grimsby Town 1-1 Bradford City (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
13/08/19: Barnsley 0-3 Carlisle United (EFL Cup) – 3 yellow cards
17/08/19: Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Rochdale (League One) – 3 yellow cards
27/08/19: Mansfield Town 1-1 Everton U21s (EFL Trophy) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
31/08/19: Crawley Town 1-0 Cheltenham Town (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
07/09/19: Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 AFC Wimbledon (League One) – no cards shown
17/09/19: Sunderland 1-1 Rotherham United (League One) – 3 yellow cards
28/09/19: Ipswich Town 4-1 Tranmere Rovers (League One) – 3 yellow cards
05/10/19: Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Exeter City (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
08/10/19: Oldham Athletic 0-3 Accrington Stanley (EFL Trophy) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
12/10/19: Leyton Orient 3-1 Walsall (League Two) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
22/10/19: Blackpool 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers (League One) – 3 yellow cards
02/11/19: Portsmouth 1-1 Oxford United (League One) – 3 yellow cards
05/11/19: Coventry City 3-2 Southampton U21s (EFL Trophy) – 2 yellow cards
23/11/19: Cheltenham Town 1-1 Colchester United (League Two) – 5 yellow cards
27/11/19: Blackpool 1-3 Scunthorpe United (EFL Trophy) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card

TOTALS: Matches: 16 | Yellow Cards: 51 | Red Cards: 4

Ben Toner oversaw 38 matches last season. He showed a total of 120 yellow cards and 6 red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Notts County and Northampton Town (2-2) in Sky Bet League Two when he showed 8 yellow cards and 1 red card.

Toner was the man in the middle for 37 matches during the 2017/18 season. In those matches, he showed a total of 105 yellow cards and 5 red cards.

He showed 9 cards on two occasions, both in Sky Bet League Two: Crewe Alexandra 3-0 Crawley Town (7 yellow cards and 2 red cards) and Notts County 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers (9 yellow cards).

Match Day referee Toner took in 36 matches in 2016/17, showing 121 yellows cards and five red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Bury and Bristol Rovers on March 14, with a total of 8 yellow cards and one red card being shown.

Sources: English Football League & Soccer Base.

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