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Sam Allison to referee Oldham Athletic home clash

15 March 2021

Sam Allison will be the man in the middle for the Iron's home league encounter against Oldham Athletic on Tuesday.

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The Wiltshire-based official arrives at the Sands Venue Stadium for his 27th game of the campaign and his 14th in Sky Bet League Two.

Allison is a new official to the EFL following his promotion to the National List ahead of the 2020-21 season and is the cousin of former Jamaica midfielder Fitzroy Simpson, who had spells at Swindon Town, Manchester City and Portsmouth.

A former semi-professional player, he combines working for the fire service with his refereeing career, which he started in 2011.

His first game of the campaign was Exeter City's 3-2 home win over Forest Green Rovers on September 8th in the EFL Trophy, while his latest game was a week ago when he took charge of Crawley Town's 1-0 home win over Salford City. He issued four cautions on the night.

He's taken charge of the Iron once in the past, back in October last year when he oversaw the 1-0 defeat at Cheltenham Town when he awarded an early controversial penalty to the Robins. He cautioned three on the night, including the Iron's Lewis Spence. He's yet to take charge of a game involving the Latics.

In 2019-20, he took charge of 15 games in the National League, issuing 49 yellow cards and two reds, while so far this season, in 26 games, he's shown 73 yellow cards and one red.

On Tuesday, he will be assisted by Alan Clayton and Paul Newhouse, while Matthew Smith has been appointed as the fourth official.

PAST SCUNTHORPE UNITED ENCOUNTERS

DATE COMP MATCH Y R
Oct 20, 2020 LG 2 Cheltenham Town 1-0 Iron 3 0

PAST OLDHAM ATHLETIC ENCOUNTERS

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