Bury Match Officials

March 13, 2017


The match officials for the BURY FC Gigg Lane fixture have been announced.

Bury v Bristol Rovers.     

Tuesday 14th March 2017 at 1945 hours.

Match Referee: BEN TONER.


Will there be a flurry of goals with Ben Toner as the referee for the Division ONE fixture at Gigg Lane? Bristol Rovers have scored 23 goals in the 7 matches that he has been the referee and conceded 10 goals. Is 0-0 unlikely?


Assistant Referees: Neil Sharp and Ricky Wootton. 

Fourth Official: Peter Gooch.

Blackburn based, Ben Toner has now refereed 7 fixtures involving Bristol Rovers.

He last refereed a match at The Memorial Stadium on Tuesday 15th November 2016.

He was the referee for the 4-2 extra time victory over Crawley Town in the FA Cup relay.

He also took charge of the opening day match of the 2016/17 season at Scunthorpe United.

He has previously been the referee for a Bristol Rovers match on seven recent occasions.

The matches concerned are :-

Saturday 25th April 2015. Bristol Rovers 7 v 0 Alfreton Town.

Friday 20th March 2015. Bristol Rovers 3 v 1 Aldershot Town.

Saturday 13th September 2014. Lincoln City 2 v 3 Bristol Rovers.

Saturday 12th December 2015. Bristol Rovers 2 v 1 York City.

Tuesday 8th March 2016. Bristol Rovers 3 v 1 AFC Wimbledon.

Saturday 6th August 2016. Scunthorpe United 3 v 1 Bristol Rovers.

Tuesday 15th November 2016. Bristol Rovers 4 v 2 Crawley Town. (a.e.t.)


Part of the standard equipment for a modern referee. A whistle or two, a variety of coloured cards and a ball or six to kick into one of the nets.

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