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Charles Breakspear to referee Colchester United home clash

7 December 2020

Charles Breakspear will be the man in the middle for the Iron's home league clash against Colchester United on Tuesday.

The Surrey-based official will travel to the Sands Venue Stadium for his 15th game of the season and his fifth in Sky Bet League Two. The current campaign is his eighth on the EFL.

Breakspear was originally appointed to the fixture when it was due to take place in October and has remained on the game.

His first game of the campaign was Brentford's 1-1 draw against Wycombe Wanderers in the Carabao Cup - the first match at the new Community Stadium. The Bees won 4-3 on penalties with the official issuing one red card in the game. He was last in action last midweek, taking charge of the 1-1 draw between Newport County and Walsall. He showed four yellow cards.

Coincidentally, he was back at Rodney Parade at the weekend, as fourth official to Sam Purkiss.

He's taken charge of the Iron on seven occasions in total, most recently last August away at Cambridge United when we lost 3-2. He issued an early red card to James Perch on the day. Prior to that, he was in charge in September 2018 when the side beat AFC Wimbledon 3-2 at Kingsmeadow following a brace from Josh Morris and the winner from Ike Ugbo. In total, in the seven games he's been involved with Scunthorpe, he's shown 28 yellow cards and one red.

Meanwhile, he's refereed Colchester United on 16 occasions, nine of which have come on their home soil. His officiated the U's in the play-offs back in June as Exeter put one foot in the final with a 3-1 home win, but he last took charge of the side last month when they bet Stevenage 3-1 at home. In total, across the 16 games, 56 yellow card and five reds.

In 2019-20, he took charge of 32 games, issuing 140 yellow cards and 12 reds. So far in this campaign, he has officiated in 14 encounters, showing 58 yellows and three reds.

On Tuesday, Breakspear will be assisted by Geoffrey Liddle and Wayne Grunnill, while Ian Smedley has been appointed as the fourth official.

PAST SCUNTHORPE UNITED ENCOUNTERS

DATE COMP MATCH Y
Aug 20, 2019 LG 2 Cambridge United 3-2 Iron 5 1
Sep 15, 2018 LG 1 AFC Wimbledon 2-3 Iron 3 0
Jan 13, 2018 LG 1 Portsmouth 1-1 Iron 4 0
Nov 22, 2016 LG 1 Peterborough United 0-2 Iron 5 0
Sep 6, 2014 LG 1 Bristol City 2-0 Iron 1 0
Mar 25, 2014 LG 2 Cheltenham Town 0-2 Iron 5 0
Oct 19, 2013 LG 2 Iron 0-4 Exeter City 5 0

PAST COLCHESTER UNITED ENCOUNTERS

DATE COMP MATCH Y R
Nov 3, 2020 LG 2 Colchester United 3-1 Stevenage 4 0
Jun 22, 2020 LG 2 PO Exeter City 3-1 Colchester United 3 0
Dec 29, 2019 LG 2 Colchester United 2-2 Exeter City 3 1
Aug 13, 2019 LGE C Colchester United 3-0 Swindon Town 5 2
Jan 5, 2019 LG 2 Colchester United 3-3 Notts County 1 0
Sep 4, 2018 EFLT Colchester United 0-2 Southampton U21s 5 0
May 5, 2018 LG 2 Exeter City 1-0 Colchester United 1 0
Jan 1, 2018 LG 2 Colchester United 0-0 Cambridge United 1 0
Oct 14, 2017 LG 2 Colchester United 0-1 Carlisle United 3 0
Aug 20, 2016 LG 2 Portsmouth 2-0 Colchester United 3 0
Sep 19, 2015 LG 1 Colchester United 2-1 Gillingham 7 0
Apr 3, 2015 LG 1 Port Vale 1-2 Colchester United 6 0
Dec 13, 2014 LG 1 Colchester United 1-4 Rochdale 4 0
Aug 12, 2014 LGE C Charlton Athletic 4-0 Colchester United 0 1
Jan 1, 2014 LG 1 Milton Keynes Dons 0-0 Colchester United 6 0
Sep 3, 2013 EFLT Dagenham and Redbridge 4-1 Colchester United 4 1

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