RUFC - Ref Watch v The Shots
Graham started refereeing at the age of fifteen reaching the National List of Assistant Referees in 2001. Four years later he was promoted to the List of Panel referees and in 2007 to the National List of Referees.
In the 2008/9 season Graham was in charge of three Millers' games. The first was at Bournemouth in October when the game ended nil-nil. The next game was the following month at St James Park, Exeter when Ben Watson put the home side up just before half-time and on sixty-six minutes Reuben Reid scored a penalty to give the Millers a point. That evening, Drewe Broughton, Marc Joseph and Ian Sharps were shown yellow cards. Then Graham came to Don Valley to officiate in the derby between the Millers and Chesterfield. The Millers were three-nil winners that day with Reid scoring two goals and Pablo Mills getting a third seven minutes before the final whistle. The Spireites had Drew Talbot sent off on seventy-nine minutes when he ploughed into the back of Dale Tonge, receiving his second yellow of the night. Also booked were Mark Hudson and Dale Tonge from the Millers.
In October 2010 Graham was in charge of our one-all draw with Stevenage at Don Valley. Nicky Law scored on the stroke of half-time only for John Mousinho to equalise eight minutes before full-time. That day, Graham booked Tom Newey and Nick Fenton of the Millers and Ron Henry for the visitors.
Last season Graham was in charge of our game at Underhill which ended in a one-all draw Mark Byrne put the home side in front on just seven minutes but five minutes into the second half Ben Pringle equalised for the Millers. Fifteen minutes later Paul Warne's first action, since coming off the bench for loanee Shaun Harrad, harassed Paul Downing enough to make his commit a foul and he was shown a yellow card which being his second of the game saw him exit for an early bath.
So far this season, Graham has been in charge of nine games and shown twenty-two yellow cards
Running the line on Saturday will be
Ian Fissenden from Kent
John Magill from Essex
The Fourth Official will be
William Bull from Hampshire