RUFC - Ref Watch v Burton
Graham began refereeing at the tender age of fifteen and reached the National List of Assistant Referees in 2001 after progressing through the South Midlands and Isthmian Leagues. In 2005 he was promoted to the list of Panel Referees and, two years later, to the National List of Referees.
Graham was in charge of our game in December 2008 at the New Meadow against Shrewsbury where the Millers ended the game with nine players on the pitch and lost one-nil. On fifty-nine minutes, Drewe Broughton was given a second yellow card to leave the Millers one short ten minutes from time, goalkeeper, David Stockdale, saw red after clipping the heels of Kevin McIntyre in the area. Steven Cann came on in Stockdale's place but was sent the wrong way by Grant Holt from the penalty spot for the only goal of the game.
Graham was in the middle for our game towards the end of last season at Don Valley against Cheltenham which ended nil-nil. That day he kept his red cards in his pocket but booked Pablo Mills and Gavin Gunning.
Running the line will be
SL Massey from Coventry
N Radford from Worcester
The Fourth Official will be
SA Oldham from Lancashire
Maybe a few eyes will be on Sian Massey, who is running the line on Saturday. Sky pundit, Andy Gray, was sacked recently for 'sexist comments and unacceptable and offensive behaviour' and one of those which involved Sian.