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30 October 2014

Darren Bond will be the referee in charge of the Iron’s trip to Peterborough on Saturday in League One.

Out of the 14 matches he has refereed this season, five have been League One fixtures. Bond has given out 29 yellow cards and one red card in all of his games so far this term.

The last Scunthorpe game which was officiated by Bond was during last season’s promotion winning campaign. It was a thriller at the Victoria Stadium when Dagenham and Redbridge earned a 3-3 draw with the Iron, in a game that had to be briefly delayed due to bad weather. With Scunthorpe 3-2 up with six minutes remaining, the referee took the players off the pitch as a lightning storm hit the ground. When the players returned ten minutes later Luke Norris scored a last minute equaliser to rescue a point for the hosts, in atrocious conditions.

Last season the Lancashire born referee produced 103 yellow and five red cards in 30 matches. One of those red cards came at London Road when he sent off Crawley’s Mike Jones in a 2-0 Crawley win over the Posh.

Saturday's match will be his third match involving the Iron, with the previous two both coming last season. The first time he officiated Scunthorpe came at Glanford Park when Sam Winnall and Etienne Esajas scored in a 2-0 victory over Cheltenham Town.

Bond will be assisted by Ian Dudley and Amy Fearn, with Geoffrey Law as the fourth official at London Road.

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