Oliver Is The Referee
August 26, 2016
The Match Officials for the County Ground fixture have been announced.
Sky Bet League One. Saturday 27th August 2016.
Swindon Town v Bristol Rovers
Match Referee: OLIVER LANGFORD
Assistants: Robert Hyde and Kevin Morris.
Fourth Official: Colin Lymer.
Match referee Oliver Langford should be a familiar face to Bristol Rovers supporters.
He was the referee in the 2015/16 season for the Peter Hartley bonding exercise with Rory Gaffney.
In that match on January 23rd 2016 in front of 10,190, Bristol Rovers drew 1-1 with Plymouth Argyle.
He was also the referee for the 2-0 victory in the EFL Trophy over Wycombe Wanderers.
It was September 26th 2015 at home to Colchester United when he last took control of a Robins game.
His last match was on Tuesday 23rd August 2016 when Stoke City won 4-0 at Stevenage in the EFL Cup.
So far this season he has given 4 penalties in the 4 fixtures in which he has been the lead official.
Can we expect the pointing to the spot to be repeated at the County Ground?
During his 9 year league career he has officiated in 283 games.
He has given 67 penalties, 637 yellow cards and 33 straight red cards.