At a venue we rarely get much luck at we can only hope that referee John Busby isn’t too hard on us in the 50/50 decisions. Mr Busby is from Oxfordshire and is probably a bit of a Robbo fan, so that may help or hinder us.
The last time we saw Mr Busby was back in February 2020 where we recorded a 1-1 away draw with Lincoln City in front of almost 8000 fans. Ref Busby booked 5 players that day, just one of which was a Dons player Jordan Houghton, but can you recall who scored our goal, the answer is at the bottom of the page.
Mr Busby officiated over 33 games last season booking 87 players, 6 of which he gave a second yellow and sending them from the field of play which is the highest we have seen since covering Ref Watch. Strangely though Mr Busby never gave a straight red all season, in addition he awarded 7 penalties.
This season he has covered 6 games and handed out 26 yellows, 18 of those in 3 Championship games, no double yellow offences, 1 straight red card, and awarded 1 penalty.
Ref Busby will be assisted by Greg Read and Andrew Fox on the flags, and Michael Webb will attend to the 4th Official duties.
The answer to the question is Rhys Healey who scored a 3rd minute freekick from 25 yards that went in off the keeper’s right-hand post. The result left the Dons in 18th place with 33 points from 31 games, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.