The Football League has now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Exeter City and Lincoln City on Saturday afternoon.
Exeter City host Lincoln City on Saturday, September 1 for the game at St. James’ Park and the match carries a 3.00pm kickoff.
Referee: Kevin Johnson.
Assistants Refs: Ben Cobb and Ronald Ganfield.
Fourth Official: Mark Russell.
Kevin Johnson has been the man in the middle for four games involving Lincoln City:
27/03/12: Hayes & Yeading 1-2 Lincoln City (Conference) – 1 yellow card
28/04/12: Ebbsfleet 2-3 Lincoln City (Conference) – 2 yellow cards
09/03/13: Lincoln City 1-0 Southport (Conference) – 4 yellow cards and 2 red cards
14/10/17: Lincoln City 0-0 Cambridge United (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
TOTALS: Games: 4 | Yellows: 10 | Reds: 2
Kevin Johnson: 2018/19 Stats:
04/04/18: Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Bradford City (League One) – 3 yellow cards
14/08/18: Bristol City 0-1 Plymouth Argyle (EFL Cup) – 5 yellow cards
18/08/18: Wycombe Wanderers 1-2 Bristol Rovers (League One) – 3 yellow cards
28/08/18: Stevenage 5-0 Swansea City U21s (EFL Trophy) – no cards
TOTALS: Games: 4 | Yellows: 11 | Reds: 0
Match Day referee Johnson was the man in the middle for 37 games during the 2017/18 season, showing a total of 111 yellow cards and 9 red cards.
He showed 9 cards on two occasions last season. The first game was between Milton Keynes Dons and Wigan Athletic (0-1) when he showed 7 yellow cards and 2 red cards. The other game he showed 9 cards in was the Crawley Town v Carlisle United (0-1) game on Saturday 30th September when he showed 6 yellow cards and 3 red cards.
Johnson took in 30 games in 2016/17, showing 100 yellows cards and four red cards.
He was most card happy in the game between Southend United and Oldham Athletic on April 1, when he handed out a total of 7 yellow cards and one red card.
He took in 30 matches during the 2015-16 season and in those games, he handed out a total of 88 yellow cards and two red cards.
He showed 6 cards on four occasions during that season: Port Vale v Oldham Athletic (6 yellow cards), Portsmouth v Accrington Stanley (6 yellow cards), Reading v Rotherham United (6 yellow cards) and Doncaster Rovers v Wigan Athletic (5 yellow cards and 1 red).
Sources: EFL & Soccer Base.
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) August 30, 2018