Date: 4th October 2018 at 7:39pm
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Lincoln City and Crewe Alexandra in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday Afternoon.

Lincoln City host Crewe Alexandra on Saturday, October 6 for the game at Sincil Bank and the match carries a 3.00pm kickoff.

Referee: Paul Marsden.
Assistants Refs: Anthony Moore and Stephen Wade.
Fourth Official: Robert Atkin.

This will be the first time Paul Marsden has been the man in the middle for a game involving Lincoln City. Marsden, who was described as the “World’s most inept referee” by a supporter on the FC Halifax Town Forum, only spent one season in the National League before being promoted to Level 1.

Paul Marsden: 2018/19 Stats:

04/08/18: Mansfield Town 3-0 Newport County (League Two) – 1 yellow card
18/08/18: Port Vale 1-0 Crawley Town (League Two) – 3 yellow cards
21/08/18: Macclesfield Town 1-1 Cheltenham Town (League Two) – 1 yellow card
28/08/18: Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Manchester City U21s (EFL Trophy) – no cards shown
01/09/18: Stevenage 0-1 Cambridge United (League Two) – 2 yellow cards
08/09/18: Morecambe 0-1 Swindon Town (League Two) – 2 yellow cards and 1 red card
22/09/18: Northampton Town 0-0 Notts County (League Two) – 5 yellow cards
25/09/18: Bradford City 1-1 Everton U21s (EFL Trophy) – 4 yellow cards and 1 red card

TOTALS: Games: 8 | Yellow Cards: 18 | Red Cards: 2

Matchday referee Paul Marsden was the man in the middle for 21 games during the 2017/18 season. During those games, he showed a total of 74 yellow cards and 8 red cards.

Marsden showed 8 cards on 3 occasions last season: Solihull Moors 3-1 Maidenhead United (6 yellow cards and 2 red cards), Guiseley 0-2 Wrexham (8 yellow cards) and Wrexham 0-1 Boreham Wood (7 yellow cards and 1 red card).

Sources: EFL & Soccer Base.

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Thursday, 4 October 2018

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