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Andy Woolmer to referee Plymouth Argyle away clash

3 October 2019

Andy Woolmer will be the man in the middle for the Iron's away league clash against Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

The Northamptonshire-based official will travel to Home Park for his 10th game of the campaign and second in Sky Bet League Two. The current campaign is Woolmer's 16th in the EFL.

Woolmer is a Select Group Two match official, meaning he is a professional referee who generally operates in the Championship. Despite this, an injury in January 2017 put him out for the remainder of the 2016-17 campaign before he made a comeback in September 2017 in the bottom two tiers. So far this season, he's taken charge of six Championship encounters.

His first game of the campaign was a Charlton Athletic's 2-1 away win at Blackburn Rovers on the opening day of the season. He issued three cautions on the day.

His most recent encounter came on Tuesday when he took chage of the match between Reading and Fulham at the Madejski Stadium which ended 4-1 to the visitors. The Royals were reduced to ten men after just 20 minutes with John Swift dismissed for two early cautions. In total, he showed two yellows and one red.

He's taken charge of Scunthorpe matches on no fewer than 19 previous occasions, ten of those coming at the Sands Venue Stadium. Up until last December, Woolmer hadn't refereed the Iron for over four years when he was in North Lincolnshire for the visit of Fleetwood Town. Woolmer also oversaw five of the club's Championship fixtures. In total, while refereeing United, he's shown 67 yellow cards and two reds in the 19 games.

Woolmer has taken charge of 12 Plymouth Argyle games over the last 13 years. The most recent was almost a year ago when Oxford United beat the Pilgrims 2-0 at the Kassam Stadium. Nine of the 12 encounters involving Plymouth have all come at Home Park, so Saturday will be his tenth visit as referee, although it will be his first trip there in almost four years. In the 12 games, he's shown 35 yellow cards and four reds.

In 2018-19, he took charge of 30 games, issuing 81 yellow cards and five reds. So far in this campaign, he has officiated in nine encounters, showing 30 yellows and two red cards.

On Saturday, he will be assisted by Mark Pottage and Graham Kane, while Robert Dabbs has been appointed as the fourth official.

PAST SCUNTHORPE UNITED ENCOUNTERS

DATE COMP MATCH Y
Dec 15, 2018 LG 1 Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Iron 4 0
Aug 19, 2014 LG 1 Iron 0-2 Fleetwood Town 2 0
Jan 1, 2014 LG 2 Iron 3-0 Rochdale 8 1
Apr 27, 2013 LG 1 Iron 3-1 Swindon Town 4 0
Nov 3, 2012 FAC Gillingham 4-0 Iron 4 0
Apr 21, 2012 LG 1 Huddersfield Town 1-0 Iron 3 0
Nov 19, 2011 LG 1 Iron 0-2 Hartlepool United 4 0
Apr 12, 2011 CHAMP Iron 0-2 Reading 9 0
Dec 28, 2010 CHAMP Burnley 0-2 Iron 2 0
Apr 2, 2010 CHAMP Iron 2-4 Blackpool 2 0
Jan 9, 2010 CHAMP Derby County 1-4 Iron 1 0
Sep 29, 2007 CHAMP Colchester United 0-1 Iron 5 0
Dec 5, 2006 LG 1 Iron 1-1 Tranmere Rovers 1 0
Apr 16, 2006 LG 1 Yeovil Town 0-1 Iron 2 0
Dec 20, 2005 FTL Hereford United 2-0 Iron 3 0
Nov 15, 2005 FAC Iron 1-0 Bury 6 1
Aug 25, 2005 LG 1 Iron 1-0 Southend United  1 0
Dec 26, 2004 LG 2 Chester City 1-1 Iron 5 0
Sep 25, 2004 LG 2 Iron 1-1 Mansfield Town 1 0

PAST PLYMOUTH ARGYLE ENCOUNTERS

DATE COMP MATCH Y
Oct 13, 2018 LG 1 Oxford United 2-0 Plymouth Argyle 5 1
Nov 24, 2015 LG 2 Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Leyton Orient 3 0
Dec 29, 2013 LG 2 AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Plymouth Argyle  2 0
Dec 15, 2012 LG 2 Exeter City 1-1 Plymouth Argyle 3 1
Oct 22, 2011 LG 2 Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Swindon Town 5 0
May 2, 2011 LG 1 Plymouth Argyle 1-3 Southampton 3 0
Mar 6, 2010 CHAMP Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Preston North End 2 0
Sep 27, 2009 CHAMP Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Nottingham Forest 0 0
Feb 21, 2009 CHAMP Plymouth Argyle 2-2 Sheffield United 4 0
Sep 13, 2008 CHAMP Plymouth Argyle 1-2 Norwich City 4 1
Feb 12, 2008 CHAMP Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Barnsley 2 1
Jan 24, 2006 CHAMP Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Leicester City 2 0

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