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LEWIS APPOINTED AS YEOVIL REFEREE

27 February 2015

Shrewsbury born referee Rob Lewis will officiate the League One fixture between the Iron and Yeovil Town on Saturday.

The game at Glanford Park will be the third game this season Lewis has taken charge of, with his last official Sky Bet league game as a referee coming on the 14th February when he oversaw a 1-0 win for Colchester United away at Oldham Athletic in League One. He handed out two yellow cards in the affair, one for the Latics defender George Elokobi and one for the U’s forward Chris Porter.

So far this campaign Johnson has brandished seven yellow cards in the three fixtures he has overseen, with no red cards issued during those matches.

Lewis has refereed in the Football League since moving up from officiating Conference fixtures during the 2005/06 season, making him very experienced at this level.

He refereed in 23 games during 2013/14, handing out 92 yellow cards and five reds. His busiest game of the season was during a 3-1 away win for Blackburn Rovers at Dean Court against Bournemouth in the SkyBet Championship. He handed out yellows to Rovers trio Corry Evans, Jason Lowe and Leon Best, while Tommy Elphick and Shaun MacDonald entered the book for the Cherries. He also sent off Richard Hughes for the hosts, after picking up two cautions.

The last time Lewis took charge of a game involving Scunthorpe was on August 21st 2012. A goal inside 60 seconds from Ajay Leitch-Smith opened the scoring before Mike Grella levelled for the Iron. Luke Murphy’s second half winner earned all three points for the Cheshire club.

He’ll take charge of this game alongside assistant Gary Hilton and Simon Mathew, with Wayne Grunnill appointed as the fourth official.

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