Cobblers Match Officials

September 28, 2016

Northampton Town v Bristol Rovers   

[You can expect to see Bristol Rovers awarded a penalty and miss it against The Cobblers.]

Sky Bet EFL Division ONE.

Saturday 1st October 2016.

Match Referee: GRAHAM HORWOOD.

Assistant Referees: Josh Smith and John Law.

Fourth Official: Joe Clark.

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Northampton Town v Bristol Rovers     

The Match Referee is GRAHAM HORWOOD from Luton in Bedfordshire.

He has been involved as an EFL referee since August 2007.

He spent the 2011/2013 seasons as a Conference referee before returning to the league scene.

 To date he has officiated in over 210 EFL matches, issued over 660 Yellow Cards and 30 Red Cards,

 This season he has been in charge for seven games; with four of those being League Two games.

The Southend United 2 v 1 Oxford United fixture on Tuesday 27th September 2016 was his last match.

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Graham Horwood was last in charge of a Bristol Rovers game on Saturday 14th September 2013.

In that match Dagenham & Redbridge won 2-0 with Ellis Harrison booked.

A 55th minute penalty taken by Matt Harrold was saved by Chris Lewington in that match.

He has only been the referee in charge of a BRFC fixture on two other occasions; both were back in 2009.

In the Carling Cup on Tuesday August 11th in a 2-1 victory over Aldershot he awarded three penalties.

Daryl Duffy scored the first penalty in the 37th minute and then scored the rebound from his second.

BRFC were 2-0 ahead in the 58th minute only for Marvin Morgan to score a penalty for the Shots.

Six months earlier in a match against the eventual champions he had also awarded Bristol Rovers a penalty.

Mark Bunn was The Foxes keeper and he saved from Rickie Lambert in the 54th minute.

League leaders Leicester City won 1-0 in front of over 9,000 supporters at The Mem.

Matty Fryatt was on fire that season and scored his 21st goal of the season in the 20th minute.

That fixture on the 21st of February 2009 saw Jack Hobbs sent off as the Foxes won 1-0.

Meanwhile, Graham Horwood has been the referee in charge of 10 Northampton Town games.

In those fixtures he has given 14 Yellow cards, 2 Red cards and 3 Penalties to the Cobblers.

Who is likely to miss the penalty if one is awarded to Bristol Rovers against Northampton Town?

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