Who doesn’t love a game of football on Boxing Day, traditional as, well Turkey and Brussel Sprouts, and being an away game the perfect excuse to get out of the house and have a breather from the festivities and mince pies?

Sincil Bank is not the happiest of hunting grounds for us so we might need a bit of hand from the man in charge who is 52-year-old Carl Boyeson from East Yorkshire who is another like Brett Huxtable last week who has been moonlighting recently in the Championship as a lino or a 4th official.

Boyeson has taken charge of just 13 games at the time of writing and dished out 41 yellow cards, converting one of those to a double yellow offence. He has not yet sent anyone off with a straight red and he hasn’t awarded a penalty this season.    

The last time we saw Mr Boyeson was through the wonders of IFollow as it was lockdown time in February of this year away to Rochdale.

We thumped the Dale that night 4-1 in very snowy conditions, Matt O’Riley curled a shot in from the edge of the box after 5 minutes, Matt Lund equalising shortly before halftime after the Dons were robbed of the ball in midfield, a quick break, a square ball, and it was 1-1.

After the break 3 goals in 7 minutes settled it, Cameron Jerome headed a corner against the bar and Zak Jules calmly nodded in the rebound. Almost from the restart the Dons broke down midfield Dale play, and Fraser raced through their defence with defenders in his wake and made it 3-1 from the edge of the box. The fourth was a thing of beauty, playing out from Fisher, a series of one touch football and give ‘n’ go’s saw the ball finally pulled back for Jerome to make it game, set and match.

Mr Boyeson will be assisted in this Boxing Day fixture by Jonathan Bickerdike and Wayne Grunnill with Tom Bishop as the 4th Official.

Photo Credit – The Grimsby Telegraph

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