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The Match Officials


Saturday 7th of March, Swindon Town will be hosting Notts County at the County Ground. 4th place Robins will be hoping to get back to winning ways, as their form in recent weeks has been quite poor and they will be looking to overcome this on home soil. Notts County will be hoping to reform their earlier away form which saw them peak quite highly at the start of the season.

The Robins have only won once in their last six games, four have ended in losses and a further game a draw. After this game, Notts will face Bradford and Rochdale both at home.

The Match Officials for the game against Swindon Town will be Gavin Ward, with his two assistants Darren Blunden and Colin Lymer. The fourth official will be Andrew Laver.


Match Officials

Referee; Gavin Ward

From – Surrey

His matches involving Notts County and Swindon Town in the last four seasons;

League One – Tuesday 29th January 2013 – Portsmouth 0 Notts County 2 – 2 Yellow Cards & 1 Red Card

League One – Saturday 9th February 2013 – Swindon Town 1 Hartlepool United 1 – 3 Yellow Cards

League One – Tuesday 29th October 2014 – Notts County 3 Oldham Athletic 2 – 2 Yellow Cards

League One – Saturday 21st December 2014 – Swindon Town 2 Coventry City 1 – 6 Yellow Cards

League One – Saturday 22nd February 2014 – Leyton Orient 2 Swindon Town 0 – 5 Yellow Cards

League One – Saturday 20th September 2014 – Swindon Town 5 Sheffield United 2 – 4 Yellow Cards


Run down of his last four games this season;

Championship – Saturday 7th February 2015 – Rotherham United 2 Ipswich Town 0 – 2 Yellow Cards

Championship – Saturday 14th February 2015 – AFC Bournemouth 1 Huddersfield Town 1 – 1 Yellow Cards

League Two – Tuesday 24th February 2015 – Cambridge United 0 AFC Wimbledon 0 – 3 Yellow Cards

Championship – Wednesday 4th March 2015 – Norwich City 0 Wigan Athletic 1 – 7 Yellow Cards

In his last four games 11 yellow cards have been shown and no red cards.

So far this season in a total of 26 games he has shown 96 yellow cards and 5 red cards.

That's roughly 3.6 yellow cards per game.


Assistant Referee; Darren Blunden

From – Kent

Last 3 officiated games;

Tuesday 27th January 2015 – Walsall 0 Preston North End 0

Saturday 24th January 2015 – Oxford United 2 Exeter City 2

Wednesday 21st January 2015 – Fulham 3 Nottingham Forest 2


Assistant Referee; Colin Lymer

From – Hampshire

Last 3 officiated games;

Sunday 28th December 2014 – Braintree 1 Eastleigh 5

Saturday 24th January 2015 – Barnet 4 Southport 0

Saturday 14th February 2015 – Telford 2 Dartford 3


Fourth Official; Andrew Laver

From – Hampshire

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i just hope for a positive match report, though lambley makes a point. it would be nice for once to actually see a ref limit himself with the amount of cards he shows. watch a fight break out now! fingers crossed none of our players get sent off.

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