Port Vale Match Officials

February 17, 2017

The match officials for the Port Vale fixture have been announced.

Port Vale v Bristol Rovers

Saturday 18th February 2017.

3.00pm kick off at ST6 1AW, Burslem.




Dean Whitestone has been the referee for matches involving Bristol Rovers on 16 previous occasions.  In those matches there have been 5 victories for Bristol Rovers, 8 defeats and 3 draws.

He has been in charge of 13 Port Vale matches in total. The Valiants won 6, drew 4 and lost 3 of those matches. He was last in charge of a Port Vale match when they lost 1-0 to the Wiltshire Robins back in August 2016.

This season Dean Whitestone has been the referee in 31 EFL league and cup matches. In those fixtures he has booked 83 players, issued no red cards and awarded 14 penalties to date .

He was last in charge of a Bristol Rovers fixture on Sunday 4th December 2016 when Barrow AFC had the “usual audacity” of the non-league visitors to win 2-1 in the FA Cup Round Two at the Memorial Stadium.

Assistant Referees: Kevin Morris and Matthew Parry.

Fourth Official: Simon Mather.

Part of the standard equipment for a modern referee is this 4 way communication kit.

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