RUFC - Ref Watch v York City
David became a referee through watching his father play Sunday morning football for a team managed by his Uncle in Nottinghamshire and at the age of just twelve, ended up as the club Assistant Referee! In 2006 he was on the list of the National Assistant Referees and in 2009 he was promoted to the Select list of Assistant Referees where he rubbed shoulders with the Premier League elite.
Moving up to the National List of Referees this season, David was in the middle when an Adam Le Fondre goal just after half-time was enough to beat Lincoln City at Don Valley in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. That day David showed yellow cards to Luke Ashworth of Rotherham and Moses Swaibu from Lincoln.
David has shown twenty-four yellow cards in the seven games he has been in charge of this season.
The Assistant Referees at Bootham Crescent on Wednesday evening will be
WE Grunnill from Yorkshire
M Coy from County Durham
The Fourth Official will be
G Beswick from County Durham
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