Date: 3rd January 2019 at 6:15pm
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The Football Association has now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the match between Everton and Lincoln City in the Third Round of The Emirates FA Cup.

Everton host Lincoln City on Saturday, January 5 for the match at Goodison Park and the match carries a 3.00pm kickoff.

Referee: John Brooks.
Assistants Refs: Akil Howson and Lee Venamore.
Fourth Official: Michael Salisbury.

From efl.com: “Brooks was promoted to the EFL ahead of the 2016/17 season, shortly after taking charge of The National League Play-Off Final between Grimsby Town and Braintree Town.

After 36 appointments in his maiden campaign, the Leicestershire & Rutland referee made more than a half-century of appearances last term, including officiating his first Championship game in December 2017.”

John Brooks has been the man in the middle for 5 matches involving Lincoln City:

17/03/15: Alfreton Town 0-0 Lincoln City (Conference) – 3 yellow cards
22/08/15: Forest Green Rovers 3-1 Lincoln City (Conference) – 5 yellow cards
06/02/16: Lincoln City 3-0 Eastleigh (Conference) – 3 yellow cards
07/10/17: Lincoln City 2-1 Chesterfield (League Two) – 2 yellow cards
17/04/18: Lincoln City 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers (League Two) – 4 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 5 | Yellow Cards: 17 | Red Cards: 0

John Brooks: 2018/19 Stats:

04/08/18: Sunderland 2-1 Charlton Athletic (League One) – 5 yellow cards
11/08/18: Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Bristol City (Championship) – 8 yellow cards
14/08/18: Yeovil Town 0-1 Aston Villa (EFL Cup) – 6 yellow cards
22/08/18: Stoke City 0-3 Wigan Athletic (Championship) – 6 yellow cards and 1 red card
24/08/18: Middlesbrough 1-0 West Bromwich Albion (Championship) – 5 yellow cards
28/08/18: Swansea City 1-0 Crystal Palace (EFL Cup) – no cards shown
01/09/18: Hull City 1-2 Derby County (Championship) – 3 yellow cards
15/09/18: Bristol City 1-0 Sheffield United (Championship) – 5 yellow cards
29/09/18: Birmingham City 2-2 Ipswich Town (Championship) – 2 yellow cards and 1 red card
02/10/18: Wigan Athletic 0-0 Swansea City (Championship) – 1 yellow card
06/10/18: Middlesbrough 0-2 Nottingham Forest (Championship) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
23/10/18: Queens Park Rangers 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship) – no cards shown
27/10/18: Fleetwood Town 3-2 Blackpool (League One) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card
30/10/18: Burton Albion 3-2 Nottingham Forest (EFL Cup) – 1 yellow card
10/11/18: Derby County 0-3 Aston Villa (Championship) – 5 yellow cards
24/11/18: Brentford 1-2 Middlesbrough (Championship) – 3 yellow cards
08/12/18: Birmingham City 0-1 Bristol City (Championship) – 7 yellow cards
11/12/18: Portsmouth 1-2 Charlton Athletic (League One) – 7 yellow cards and 1 red card
15/12/18: Preston North End 3-2 Millwall (Championship) – 4 yellow cards
26/12/18: Norwich City 3-3 Nottingham Forest (Championship) – 8 yellow cards
29/12/18: Leeds United 0-2 Hull City (Championship) – 5 yellow cards
01/01/19: Luton Town 0-0 Barnsley (League One) – 2 yellow cards

TOTALS: Matches: 22 | Yellow Cards: 91 | Red Cards: 5

John Brooks was the man in the middle for 51 matches during the 2017/18 season. In those matches, he showed a total of 149 yellow cards and 6 red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Bristol Rovers and Walsall in Sky Bet League One, which finished 2-1 to the home side. He showed a total of 9 yellow cards and 1 red card.

Match Day referee Brooks took in 36 matches in 2016/17, showing 150 yellows cards and ten red cards.

He handed out 9 cards on three occasions last season: Mansfield Town v Yeovil Town (8 yellow cards and 1 red card), Millwall v Rochdale (8 yellow cards and 1 red card) and Bristol Rovers v Gillingham (9 yellow cards).

Brooks took in 21 matches during the 2015-16 season and in those matches, he handed out a total of 45 yellow cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Forest Green Rovers and Lincoln City on August 22, showing a total of 5 yellow cards.

Sources: The Football Association & Soccer Base.

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Thursday, 3 January 2019

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