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Rob Lewis replaces Samuel Barrott as Port Vale referee

24 September 2021

Rob Lewis will now take charge of the Iron's home league encounter against Port Vale after Samuel Barrott withdrew from the game.

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

His first game of the campaign was AFC Wimbledon's 1-0 away win at Charlton Athletic in the Carabao Cup, a game in which he issued three cautions. Meanwhile, one yellow card was shown in the 1-1 draw between Exeter City and Chelsea Under-21s in the Papa John's Trophy - Lewis' latest game.

The 52-year-old has taken charge of the Iron on 11 occasions in total, most recently back in March when 10-man Scunthorpe rescued a late point against Southend United to draw 1-1. 

In the 11 previous games refereeing Scunthorpe, he's issued 44 yellow cards and six reds, with a United player dismissed in the last two encounters. There have been two games with the most yellow cards (eight) - one in the Championship against Middlesbrough which also included a dismissal and one away at Gillingham, which also saw the hosts awarded three penalties.

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.

He will be taking charge of a Port Vale fixture for the 16th time on Saturday, with the last encounter coming back in March in a 3-2 away defeat at Cheltenham Town. Across the previous 15 games, he's issued 53 yellow cards and two reds.

Last season, he took charge of 30 games, issuing 82 yellow cards and four reds. So far in this campaign, he's refereed four games, showing 12 yellow cards and no reds.

On Saturday, Lewis will be assisted by Joe Clark and Alan Clayton, while Martin Coy has been appointed as the fourth official.

PAST SCUNTHORPE UNITED ENCOUNTERS

DATE COMP MATCH Y
Mar 20, 2021 LG 2 Iron 1-1 Southend United 3 1
Sep 28, 2019 LG 2 Iron 1-1 Bradford City 5 1
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 PORT VALE ENCOUNTERS

DATE COMP MATCH Y R
Mar 6, 2021 LG 2 Cheltenham Town 3-2 Port Vale 2 0
Oct 26, 2019 LG 2 Port Vale 0-0 Oldham Athletic 2 0
Oct 9, 2018 EFL T Port Vale 1-0 Burton Albion 3 0
Aug 14, 2018 LGEC Port Vale 0-4 Lincoln City 3 0
Sep 2, 2017 LG 2 Port Vale 0-1 Notts County 2 0
Dec 26, 2015 LG 1 Coventry City 1-0 Port Vale 4 0
Aug 22, 2015 LG 1 Port Vale 3-0 Doncaster Rovers 4 0
Mar 16, 2014 LG 1 Coventry City 2-2 Port Vale 6 0
Dec 29, 2013 LG 1 Port Vale 2-0 Rotherham United 6 1
Oct 6, 2012 LG 2 Exeter City 0-2 Port Vale 6 0
Mar 3, 2012 LG 2 Accrington Stanley 2-2 Port Vale 4 0
Apr 30, 2011 LG 2 Port Vale 7-2 Morecambe 0 0
Dec 11, 2010 LG 2 Morecambe 1-0 Port Vale 4 0
Dec 5, 2006 LG 1 Port Vale 2-0 Gillingham 3 0
Sep 26, 2006 LG 1 Port Vale 1-1 Nottingham Forest 4 1

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