Surrey referee Carl Berry has been named as the man in-charge when the Iron travel to Newport County on Saturday.The referee is also a Business Unit Director at Avnet Technology Solutions, where he works in networking and security.
His first appearance in the Football League came in February 2011, as a result of promotion from the conference. It was at Shrewsbury’s New Meadow stadium as the hosts beat Stevenage 1-0, with Berry showing six cautions.
The upcoming SkyBet League Two fixture will be Berry’s 11th of the season, his most recent one coming on February 19th as Sheffield United ran out 1-0 winners at Gillingham.
He is yet to brandish a red card this season and his yellow has been shown on 37 occasions.
In fact, his last red came as far back as January 2013, a run Russ Wilcox will hope continues.
Last term he showed 80 yellows in 31 games, with six sending offs. Two of those came in one game, in September 2012, as Portsmouth faced Oldham.
Jordan Obita and former Iron Cliff Byrne were dismissed in the space of 3 minutes for acts of violent conduct as the Latics won 1-0.
It will be Berry’s first game involving the Claret and Blue since April 2012, as he oversaw our 3-0 loss to MK Dons at Glanford Park. He sent off Jordan Robertson and booked Jimmy Ryan.
Marvin Amphlett and Derek Eaton will be running his line at Rodney Parade, with Grant Taylor acting as his fourth official.