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Ref watch: AFC Wimbledon

26 November 2016

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Ref watch: AFC Wimbledon

26 November 2016

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Match officials announced for trip to the Capital

Plymouth-born Lee Swabey takes charge at Kingsmeadow on Saturday, as Fleetwood Town travel to AFC Wimbledon with both sides looking to make an impact on the League One Play-Off positions.

Swabey last officiated back in April, most recently refereeing a Sky Bet League One clash between Crewe Alexandra and Doncaster Rovers on the penultimate day of the 2015/16 season.

He showed no cards on that day, but earlier fixtures that month saw the Devon referee show five yellow cards in a clash between Gillingham and Shrewsbury as well as four yellows and one red when Northampton and Crawley met in League Two.

The players will be wary that Saturday’s referee has handed out a total of six red cards in his last 12 matches in charge, showing 11 in total last season.

April this year, overseeing a 2-2 draw away to Southend.thLee Swabey last officiated a Town match on the 9

Midweek goal-scorer Conor McLaughlin scored a valuable last-minute header to keep Fleetwood just above the relegation zone in an important late-season fixture.

Just the one yellow card was given out in that game, with Southend’s Adam Thompson being penalised for a bad late challenge on loanee 

Stefan Scougall.

Lee Swabey will be assisted by John Farries and Andrew Aylott, with Anthony Serrano taking the role of fourth official.


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