RUFC- Ref Watch v Shrewsbury
David started refereeing in 1981, progressing through the the West Sussex League, Sussex County League and Southern League. In 2003 he got a double promotion onto the Panel League as Referee and Football League as Assistant Referee and five years later was promoted to the National List of Referees.
David was in the middle for our recent game at Adams Park against Wycombe. Gareth Ainsworth got the only goal of the game, giving the home side all three points. David had a busy day booking Dave Winfield and Kevin Betsy of Wycombe and Jason Taylor and Mark Randall from the Millers and on the ninetieth minute, Jason Taylor received a straight red for violent conduct.
In the 2008/9 season, David was in the middle for two Millers games - the first against Dagenham and Redbridge where Paul Benson put the home side one up on fifty minutes and Mark Burchill got an equaliser six minutes from time. In April the Millers went to Aldershot, where a Reuben Reid goal on eleven minutes was enough to give Rotherham all three points. There was five booking that day - Newman, Charles and Straker from the Shots and Ian Sharps and Drewe Broughton for the Millers.
Not a man to be shy of showing cards, in the twenty-seven games he has been in charge of this season, David has shown ninety-five yellow and seven red cards
Running the line at Don Valley on Tuesday will be
M Duncan from Cheshire
O Yates from Staffordshire
The Fourth Official will be
M Bristow from Manchester