Date: 21st October 2019 at 9:27am
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The Football League has now announced the officials that will take charge of the match between Portsmouth and Lincoln City in Sky Bet League One on Tuesday night.

Portsmouth host Lincoln City on Tuesday, October 22 for the match at Fratton Park and the match carries a 7.45pm kick-off.

Referee: Tom Nield.
Assistants Refs: Gregory Read and Kevin Howick.
Fourth Official: Michael Webb.

Tom Nield has been the man in the middle for 10 matches involving Lincoln City:

10/10/15: Chester 2-3 Lincoln City (Conference) – 5 yellow cards
16/01/16: Lincoln City 0-1 Forest Green Rovers (Conference) – 7 yellow cards and 1 red card
16/04/16: Southport 2-2 Lincoln City (Conference) – no cards shown
13/09/16: Lincoln City 0-0 Solihull Moors (Conference) – 3 yellow cards and 1 red card
22/10/16: Lincoln City 0-0 Eastleigh (Conference) – 2 yellow cards
22/04/17: Lincoln City 2-1 Macclesfield Town (Conference) – 4 yellow cards
02/09/17: Lincoln City 0-0 Luton Town (League Two) – 1 yellow card
07/11/17: Lincoln City 2-1 Notts County (EFL Trophy) – 2 yellow cards
20/01/18: Barnet 1-1 Lincoln City (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
30/03/18: Lincoln City 3-2 Exeter City (League Two) – 2 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 10 | Yellow Cards: 29 | Red Cards: 2

He received an average rating of 2.72 following the 3-2 win at home against Exeter City during the 2017/18 season. Some of the comments can be found below:

Snats: “3. He had no guts. Both teams time-wasted at will because they knew he wouldn’t punish them. And ruling out Palmer’s goal was ridiculous. Lucky for him that Ollie got the winner anyway.”

plumbob: “1.5/10. Absolute shocker. He and the Co-op lino managed to get some ridiculously clear decisions wrong. We were convinced he would give them a soft pen late on! Anyone see why the Ollie goal was disallowed? I swear he pointed to the centre spot before then disallowing it!”

Impalex: “We’ve had some dross this season, haven’t we? Tom Neild didn’t change that one iota. An utterly dreadful performance and I sincerely hope the assessor puts in an appropriate report.


Tom Nield: 2019/20 Stats:

03/08/19: Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 Bolton Wanderers (League One) – no cards shown
10/08/19: Fleetwood Town 2-1 AFC Wimbledon (League One) – 4 yellow cards
13/08/19: Blackburn Rovers 3-2 Oldham Athletic (EFL Cup) – 3 yellow cards
20/08/19: Crawley Town 1-2 Crewe Alexandra (League Two) – 1 yellow card
24/08/19: Morecambe 2-3 Exeter City (League Two) – 1 yellow card and 1 red card
17/09/19: Tranmere Rovers 2-2 Peterborough United (League One) – 4 yellow cards
21/09/19: Colchester United 2-1 Leyton Orient (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
05/10/19: Bradford City 2-1 Swindon Town (League Two) – 4 yellow cards
08/10/19: Ipswich Town 4-0 Gillingham (EFL Trophy) – 3 yellow cards
12/10/19: Rochdale 2-1 Accrington Stanley (League One) – 2 yellow cards
19/10/19: Newport County 2-1 Scunthorpe United (League Two) – 6 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 11 | Yellow Cards: 31 | Red Cards: 1

Tom Nield oversaw 21 matches last season. In those matches, he showed 68 yellow cards and 3 red cards.

In the match between Forest Green Rovers and Crawley Town (1-0) in Sky Bet League Two, he showed 7 yellow cards and 1 red card.

Nield was the man in the middle for a total of 29 matches during the 2017/18 season, showing a total of 65 yellow cards and 2 yellow cards

He was most card happy in the match between Cheltenham Town and Colchester United (3-1) in Sky Bet League Two when he showed 5 yellow cards and 1 red card.

Matchday referee Nield took in 20 matches in 2016/17, showing 44 yellows cards and four red cards.

His highest card count that year was in the match between Gateshead and Bromley in the National League, where he showed a total of 7 yellow cards.

Sources: English Football League & Soccer Base.

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