Date: 22nd November 2018 at 6:07pm
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The Football League has now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Lincoln City and Mansfield Town on Saturday.

Lincoln City take on Mansfield Town on Saturday, November 24 for the game at Sincil Bank Stadium and the match carries a 1.00pm kickoff.

Referee: Gavin Ward.
Assistants Refs: James Mainwaring and Nick Greenhalgh.
Fourth Official: Tom Nield.

Gavin Ward has been the man in the middle for four matches involving Lincoln City:

26/02/11: Barnet 4-2 Lincoln City (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
05/12/16: Lincoln City 3-2 Oldham Athletic (FA Cup) – 4 yellow cards
12/08/17: Lincoln City 1-1 Morecambe (League Two) – no cards shown
08/04/18: Lincoln City 1-0 Shrewsbury Town (EFL Trophy) – 4 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 4 | Yellow Cards: 12 | Red Cards: 0

Gavin Ward: 2018/19 Stats:

04/08/18: Portsmouth 1-0 Luton Town (League One) – 6 yellow cards
11/08/18: Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Millwall (Championship) – 1 yellow card
14/08/18: Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Peterborough United (EFL Cup) – no cards shown
22/08/18: Norwich City 2-0 Preston North End (Championship) – 4 yellow cards
25/08/18: Swansea City 0-1 Bristol City (Championship) – 1 yellow cards
01/09/18: Reading 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship) – 2 yellow cards
04/09/18: Southend United 3-1 Cambridge United (EFL Trophy) – 3 yellow cards
19/09/18: Sheffield United 0-0 Birmingham City (Championship) – 2 yellow cards
29/09/18: Norwich City 1-0 Wigan Athletic (Championship) – 4 yellow cards
03/10/18: Rotherham United 0-0 Bristol City (Championship) – 5 yellow cards
06/10/18: Crawley Town 2-0 Cambridge United (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
09/10/18: Crawley Town 0-1 Portsmouth (EFL Trophy) – 2 yellow cards
20/10/18: Hull City 1-1 Preston North End (Championship) – 5 yellow cards
23/10/18: Sheffield United 1-1 Stoke City (Championship) – 2 yellow cards
03/11/18: Charlton Athletic 2-0 Doncaster Rovers (League One) – 5 yellow cards
06/11/18: AFC Wimbledon 4-0 Stevenage (EFL Trophy) – 1 yellow card
10/11/18: Birmingham City 3-3 Hull City (Championship) – 4 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 17 | Yellow Cards: 50 | Red Cards: 0

Gavin Ward was the man in the middle for 45 matches during the 2017/18 season, showing a total of 128 yellow cards and 6 red cards.

He showed 6 cards on 3 occasions during the 17/18 season, all in Sky Bet League Two: Luton Town 8-2 Yeovil Town (6 yellow cards), Cambridge United 1-3 Wycombe Wanderers (5 yellow cards and 1 red card) and Coventry City 1-1 Notts County (6 yellow cards).

Matchday referee Ward took in 41 games in 2016/17, showing 150 yellows cards and 6 red cards.

His highest card count that year was 10 yellow cards in the game between Barnet and Wycombe Wanderers.

Ward took in 35 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 113 yellow cards and 2 red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Birmingham City on November 28, with a total of 8 yellow cards being shown.

Sources: EFL & Soccer Base.

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Thursday, 22 November 2018

 

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