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Rob Lewis to referee Bradford City home clash

25 September 2019

Rob Lewis will be the man in the middle for the Iron's home league clash against Bradford City on Saturday.

The Shropshire-based official arrives at the Sands Venue Stadium for his eighth game of the campaign and his second in Sky Bet League Two.

His first game of the campaign was Fleetwood Town's 3-1 away victory over Peterborough United on the opening day of the season, a game in which he showed seven cautions. Meanwhile his last game in the middle came two weekends ago when he oversaw Oxford United's 3-0 home win over Tranmere Rovers. He issued four yellow cards in that game.

The 50-year-old has taken charge of the Iron on nine occasions in total, most recently in October 2018 when the side lost 2-0 to Peterborough United. On that night, he issued three cautions.

The encounter at the Sands Venue Stadium will be his seventh visit to the stadium with the whistle. In the nine games refereeing Scunthorpe, he's issued 36 yellow cards and four reds.

Meanwhile, he's refereed Bradford City on nine occasions the most recent in December 2018 when he showed six yellow cards in a 3-3 draw away at Plymouth Argyle. In total, across the nine games, he's shown 38 yellow cards and two reds.

Lewis is one of the EFL's longest serving officials, refereeing his first League Two match in 2005 between Rochdale and Rushden & Diamonds. Prior to this, he officiated on the Conference and was also an assistant referee on the Premier League.

As an assistant, he's been involved in some top matches, including games in the Champions League, UEFA Cup, Euro Qualifiers and a World Cup Qualifier.

In 2018-19, he took charge of 21 games, issuing 75 yellow cards and four reds. So far in this campaign, he's refereed seven games, showing 30 yellow cards and two reds.

On Saturday, Lewis will be assisted by Mark Cunliffe and Ian Smedley, while Alix Pashley has been appointed as the fourth official.

PAST SCUNTHORPE UNITED ENCOUNTERS

DATE COMP MATCH Y
Oct 13, 2018 LG 1 Iron 0-2 Peterborough United 3 0
Oct 7, 2017 LG 1 Iron 1-2 Wigan Athletic 5 1
Mar 11, 2017 LG 1 Gillingham 3-2 Iron 8 0
Oct 3, 2016 LG 1 Iron 1-0 Fleetwood Town 3 0
Feb 28, 2015 LG 1 Iron 1-1 Yeovil Town 1 1
Aug 21, 2012 LG 1 Iron 1-2 Crewe Alexandra 1 0
Mar 17, 2012 LG 1 Iron 1-1 Charlton Athletic 4 0
Feb 11, 2011 CHAMP Middlesbrough 2-0 Iron 8 1
Aug 5, 2006 LG 1 Bristol City 1-0 Iron 3 1

PAST BRADFORD CITY ENCOUNTERS

DATE COMP MATCH Y R
Dec 8, 2018 LG 1 Plymouth Argyle 3-3 Bradford City 6 0
Nov 7, 2017 EFLT Bradford City 0-3 Rotherham United 1 0
Dec 7, 2016 EFLT Bradford City 1-0 Cambridge United 2 0
Apr 19, 2016 LG 1 Coventry City 1-0 Bradford City 5 1
Apr 1, 2013 LG 2 Torquay United 1-3 Bradford City 2 0
Jan 1, 2013 LG 2 Morecambe 0-0 Bradford City 4 0
Sep 15, 2012 LG 2 Bradford City 3-0 Barnet 3 0
Oct 25, 2011 LG 2 Macclesfield Town 1-0 Bradford City 5 0
Mar 19, 2011 LG 2 Bradford City 1-1 Northampton Town 10 1

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