Date: 1st August 2019 at 7:00am
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The Football League has now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the match between Lincoln City and Accrington Stanley in Sky Bet League One.

Lincoln City host Accrington Stanley on Saturday, August 3 at Sincil Bank and the match carries a 3.00pm kick-off.

Referee: Tony Harrington.
Assistants Refs: Mark Dwyer and Adrian Waters.
Fourth Official: James Bell.

Tony Harrington began refereeing in the Teesside Junior Football Alliance at the age of 14 after completing a basic refereeing course whilst at school as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award.

Following four years as a Football League assistant referee and four years as a National League referee, he was appointed to the Football League’s Referees List in 2012/13.

Tony Harrington has been the man in the middle for 2 matches involving Lincoln City:

12/03/12: Lincoln City 0-1 Alfreton Town (Conference) – 2 yellow cards
21/04/12: Lincoln City 0-1 Hayes & Yeading (Conference) – 1 red card

TOTALS: Matches: 2 | Yellow Cards: 2 | Red Cards: 1

During the 2018/19 season, Tony Harrington was the man in the middle for a total of 31 matches, showing a total of 103 yellow cards and 3 red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Leeds United and Preston North End in the EFL Cup (0-2) when he showed 8 yellow cards and 1 red card.

Match Day referee Harrington took in 35 matches in 2017/18, showing 118 yellows cards and 6 red cards.

His highest card count that year was 8 yellow cards and 1 red card in the match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bristol Rovers in the EFL Cup (1-0).

Harrington took in 34 matches in 2016/17 and in those matches, he handed out a total of 121 yellow cards and 4 red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Reading and Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship (2-1) when he showed a total of 7 yellow cards.

Sources: EFL & Soccer Base.

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Thursday, 1 August 2019

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