STFC Match Officials

Jan 25, 2017 | News, Programme Notes


The Match Officials for Bristol Rovers match against Swindon Town have been announced.

Bristol Rovers v Swindon Town

Sky Bet EFL Division ONE.

Saturday 28th January 2017.


Assistant Referees: Neil Davies and Daniel Leach.

Fourth Official: Christopher Sarginson.

The referee for the fixture on the 28th of January 2017 is James Linington from Newport, Isle of Wight.


James Linington mainly officiates in the Championship and has done so on 15 out of his 20 matches this season.


He has been the referee in charge for Swindon Town matches on 8 previous occasions. Swindon Town have lost 4 of those games and won three times. He has been the referee for Bristol Rovers on six occasions.

James Linington was the whistle blower on Sunday 6th September 2015 when Oxford United won 1-0.

In this match at The Mem in front of 7,038 spectators he sent off both Ollie Clarke and Liam Sercombe.

The 62nd minute right-footed shot from the on-fire Kemar Roofe settled this match

He was last in charge of a Robins game on Staurday 16th August 2014 when Crawley beat Swindon Town 1-0.

He has been in charge of 20 games this season, issued 93 Yellow cards and just one Red Card.