After a week without football, it will be good to get back down to the stadium to watch a game and as ever we hope we have a referee who has a nice quiet game. We never like it when a refereeing decision is the focus of the post-match chat, so let’s hope he has an uneventful game. The man in question then is Martin Coy from County Durham, so its good to see the EFL are cutting down on travelling expenses…. honestly, a ridiculous appointment.
We must go right back to the start of the season when we last saw Mr Coy, and it was a shorter trip for him as it was a 3-3 draw away to Bolton Wanderers.
Lewie was the stand in Gaffer in this dramatic game that swayed one way then the other. Mo Eisa scored the opener only for Bolton to turn the game on its head and lead 2-1. Scott Twine levelled the scores with 20 minutes to go and Lewie brought on Hiram Boateng who had just about been frozen out by Russell Martin. Within 4 minutes of coming on he gave the Dons the lead that led to wild celebrations, but we still had to suffer the last gasp equaliser by Baptiste.
Mr Coy has been the man in charge at 26 games this season booking just 52 players and not converting any of those to a double yellow offence. In addition, he has shown 3 straight red cards and awarded 5 penalties.
Assisting Ref Coy will be Scott Williams and Darren Blunden on the flags, with Declan Ford as the 4th Official.