Ryan’s Ref Review – AFC Wimbledon

Last week was very good for us with 7 goals scored, 3 of which were not given. We earned 4 points out of a possible 6, putting us 5 points off the top of the table. We still have to play Mansfield and Stockport, giving us a good chance. Let’s move on with what this article is about.

The referee for this fixture is Charles Breakspear. He has officiated over 26 games this season: 15 in League One, 8 in League Two, 1 in the FA Cup, and 1 in the FA Cup.

He has given out 123 yellow cards, 6 of which have turned into red cards, and 2 straight red cards. He has also given out 13 penalties. In League 1, he has given out 60 yellow cards, and in League 2, 29 yellow cards. He has given out 2 red cards in League 1 and none in League 2.

He became an EFL referee in the 2013/14 season. He has been our referee 17 times. His first game as our ref was on 1/1/14, MK Dons vs. Colchester. It finished 0-0. Our manager back then was Karl Robinson, and Dele was on the bench for the game. Alan Smith was also playing for us. The last time he was our referee was on 8/9/22 in a 1-0 win over Sutton, with Connor Grant scoring the goal.

He has been an AFC referee 12 times. His first game as their referee was on 2/9/14, AFC vs Southend in a 2-2 draw in the Johnston Paint Trophy. It went to penalty shootouts and finished 6-4 on penalties. The last time he was their referee was on 13/9/24, AFC vs Northampton, where they lost 2-0.

His assistants are David Harrison and Joseph Stokes, and his Fourth Official is Alex Bradley.

We are without Dean Lewington for this game as he is serving a match ban.

Ryan Willshire

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