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Life President
Oct 28, 2003
We have an experienced set of officials as we jostle for play-off positions tomorrow. The referee is, I believe, making his Roots Hall debut; hardly surprising as it is a 400 mile round trip for him! In charge is Mark Haywood from Wakefield, West Yorkshire (not to be confused with League referee Mark Heywood from Northwich). This is his 8th season as a League referee and we have seen very little of him in that time.

In fact he has refereed us just three times before.

Most recently in the Shrimps v Shrimpers disgraceful performance (on many levels) in 2011/12 season (just one yellow apiece, Barker for us) when Mohsni left early.

Prior to that when Mohsni left it late with two goals in the 88th and 90th minutes at Crewe (1-3) also in 2011/12 when he showed an uncharacteristically high 6 yellows (4 to us) and finally in the 2-1 defeat at Northampton 2010/11 with the game's only yellow card going to Mohsni.

He rose through the ranks quite quickly and his card count has always been very comfortably the right side of average and he is getting plenty of Championship matches. He has shown just 73 yellows in 34 matches with 5 red cards (all to away players) this season.

Assistants are good non-league referee David Rock from Hertford who is a qualified coach in all manner of sports and poor non-league referee Michael George from North Walsham, Norfolk. The 4th official is the reliable non-league referee Dave Bushell from London.