Blades Match Officials

Feb 13, 2017 | News, Programme Notes

The match officials for the Sheffield United fixture have been announced.

Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United.

Tuesday 14th February 2017.

7.45pm kick off at The Memorial Stadium, Bristol.


Kevin Johnson is a Somerset based referee who has previously been in charge of just one Blades fixture and two Bristol Rovers matches.


Match Referee: KEVIN JOHNSON.

Assistant Referees: John Farries and John Law.

Fourth Official: John Flynn.

Kevin Johnson was the referee on the 13th of August 2016 for The Blades draw with The Dale.

In this match at Bramall Lane Billy Sharp scored the 81st equaliser for Sheffield United.

He was in charge on the 28th of December 2015 when Leyton Orient were beaten 2-1 at The Mem.

Our on-loan Cambridge United striker, Rory Gaffney scored the goals in the 31st and 53rd minute.

Tom Parkes, Daniel Leadbitter and Stuart Sinclair were all booked in this match.

He was also the referee earlier in that season when Billy Kee’s 68th minute goal earned Stanley the points.

Tom Parkes was the only BRFC player booked in that 1-0 defeat to Accrington Stanley.

This was the third 1-0 Home defeat for Bristol Rovers out of four at the start of the 2015/16 season.


Kevin Johnson from Weston Super Mare has taken control of 21 football league matches this season and issued 67 Yellow Cards and 2 Red Cards.


Kevin’s last match was on Saturday 11th February 2017 which has caused our ex-player Marcus Bignot problems.

The Mariners boss issued an apology to Grimsby Town fans after a 5-0 defeat at Crewe Alexandra.

Hopefully, there will be no need for either manager to apologise to their own supporters on Valentine’s Day.