Millwall Match Officials
April 28, 2017
The Match Officials for the Millwall Home fixture have been announced.
Bristol Rovers v Millwall.
High Noon at Bristol’s Memorial Stadium on Sunday 30th April 2017.
Match Referee: DARREN HANDLEY.
Assistant Referees: Ian Smedley and Danny Gratton.
Fourth Official: Timothy Wood.
Bolton referee Darren Handley was at The Memorial Stadium just 6 weeks ago.
He was in charge for the Chesterfield match on Saturday 18th March 2017.
Bristol Rovers won that match 2-1 thanks to early goals from Ollie Clarke and Rory Gaffney.
A penalty awarded to Bristol Rovers in the 39th minute was saved in this encounter by the giant frame of Thorsten Stuckmann.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake scored the 85th minute consolation goal for The Spireites.
Darren Handley was also the referee for the 3-3 draw at MK Dons on Tuesday 18th October 2016.
A former striker scored a hat-trick that evening, including two very late goals.
He was also the referee when Bristol Rovers beat York City 4-1 on Saturday 30th April 2016.
In that encounter Billy Bodin scored twice and Lee Mansell and Jermaine Easter also scored.
He was in charge on Tuesday 29th September 2015 for the 3-0 away win at the home of the Monkey Hangers.
In that game the goals came from Billy Bodin, an ex-striker and Jermaine Easter.
This season Darren Handley has refereed 39 games and given 130 Yellow Cards, 2 Red Cards and 7 Penalties.
Darren Handley has been the referee on only 2 occasions for Millwall FC.
He last took charge of a Lions match on Sunday 19th December 2015 when Gillingham won 3-0 at The Den.
Millwall’s first choice 24 year-old goalkeeper Jordan Archer was sent off in the 25th minute in that game.
His only other Millwall FC appointment was on Saturday 12th September when Millwall won 3-1 at Crewe Alexandra.
In that match 23 year-old Aiden Anthony O’Brien scored a hat-trick.
A definite threat on Sunday afternoon, Aiden O’Brien has scored 15 goals so far this season.
Darren’s last appointment was on Saturday 22nd April 2017 for Colchester United 0 v 0 Plymouth Argyle.