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James Bell to referee Solihull Moors FA Cup clash

7 November 2020

James Bell will be the man in the middle for the Iron's home Emirates FA Cup Round One encounter against Solihull Moors on Sunday.

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The Sheffield and Hallamshire-based official will travel to the Sands Venue Stadium for his ninth game of the season and his first involvement in the FA Cup in 2020-21. The current campaign is his first in the EFL as the man in the middle.

His first game of the campaign was the Papa John's Trophy match between Grimsby Town and Harrogate Town at Blundell Park which finished 2-2 with the hosts winning 5-4 on penalties. He issued four yellows and one red. Meanwhile, his latest match was on October 31st when he oversaw the Sky Bet League Two affair between Crawley and Cambridge. One yellow and one red was issued.

He's yet to be involved as referee in a match involving the Iron, so Sunday will be the first. He has, however, officiated the Moors three times before, all of which coming last season. Across those three games, with the last coming in March, he's issued nine yellow cards.

In 2019-20, he took charge of 19 games in the National League and FA Cup, issuing 56 yellow cards and no reds, while so far this season, in eight games, he's shown 24 yellow cards and four reds.

On Sunday, he will be assisted by Stephen Wade and Mark Cunliffe, while Kenwyn Hughes has been appointed as the fourth official.




Mar 3, 2020 NAT Solihull Moors 0-1 Hartlepool United 3 0
Dec 28, 2019 NAT Solihull Moors 0-1 Notts County 2 0
Nov 2, 2019 NAT Solihull Moors 2-1 Dagenham and Redbridge 4 0

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