Lucky Omen?

August 3, 2016

Scunthorpe United v Bristol Rovers.  

Is this referee appointment a lucky omen for Bristol Rovers?

Sky Bet EFL League One. Saturday 6th August 2016.

Match Referee: BEN TONER.

Blackburn based, Ben Toner has now refereed 5 fixtures involving Bristol Rovers.

He last refereed a match at The Memorial Stadium on the 8th of March 2016.

Bristol Rovers beat The Dons 3-1 when Jermaine Easter, Ollie Clarke, and Matt Taylor scored.

He has previously been the referee at a BRFC match 4 times.

Each game ended in a Bristol Rovers victory.

The matches concerned are:-

Tuesday 8th March 2016. BRFC 3 v 1 AFC Wimbledon.

Saturday 25th April 2015. BRFC 7 v 0 Alfreton Town.

Saturday 12th December  2015. BRFC 2 v 1 York City.

Friday 20th March 2015. BRFC 3 v 1 Aldershot Town.

Saturday 13th September 2014. Lincoln City 2  v 3 BRFC.

He has been the referee TWICE for matches involving Scunthorpe United.

In their last HOME league game of the 2015/16 season against Port Vale he was in charge.

The Iron won that match 1-0 on Saturday 30th April 2016.

So Ben Toner is the referee for the last match of one season and the first match of the subsequent season.

His only other game at Glanford Park was in the Football League Trophy on Tuesday 1st September 2015.

Scunthorpe United lost that match 2-1 to the eventual JPT/FLT cup winners Barnsley.

SUFC Match Assistants: Alf Greenwood and Ian Siddall.

SUFC Fourth Official: David Benton.

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