Glovers Match Officials

October 4, 2016

Bristol Rovers  v Yeovil Town

The C……….e EFL Trophy Group Stage Match Two.

Tuesday 4th October 2016.

Match Referee: JAMES ADCOCK.

Assistant Referees: Adam Matthews and Nick Hopton.

Fourth Official: Simon Barrow.



The Match Referee for this EFL Trophy fixture is 32 year-old JAMES ADCOCK from Nottingham.

James started refereeing as a 16 year old and progressed rapidly through the system.

Since 2012 James Adcock has been a Level 1 referee and officiates in the Championship and Leagues 1/2.

He is also part of the select group who act as the fourth official in some Premier League games

To date he has officiated in over 46 EFL Division ONE matches.

In these 46 matches he has issued 120 Yellow Cards, 5 Red Cards and awarded 5 penalties.

This season he has been in charge for ten games; with five of those being Championship fixtures.

The Barnsley 1 v 1 Aston Villa fixture on Tuesday 27th September 2016 was his last match.

James Adcock is primarily found in the middle of the pitch at Championship grounds now.

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James Adcock was last in charge of a Bristol Rovers game on Saturday 19th April 2014.

In that match Portsmouth won at Fratton Park in a cracker of a game 3-2 with Matt Harrold scoring twice.

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

On Saturday 12th January 2013 Fleetwood Town were beaten 3-0 at the Highbury Stadium.

Danny Woodards, Eliot Richards and JJOT scored in a game that was part of the John Ward revolution.

Some supporters may recall this game for the debut of that young left winger Tom Lockyer.

James Adcock was also the referee for a BRFC match on Saturday 24th September 2011 at Morecambe.

In that game Cian Bolger, Scott McGleish and Joe Anyinsah scored in the 3-2 victory.

Meanwhile, James Adcock has been in charge of Yeovil Town on five occasions in the past.

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