Gavin Ward from Surrey takes charge of a rare PNE match as the Lilywhites travel to Brentford on Saturday

Gavin Ward started refereeing at the age of thirteen in Kent and progressed through the Kent and Isthmian Leagues. He spent five seasons as a National List, Select Group and FIFA assistant referee. For the 2007 Carling Cup Final he was the first match official to be appointed as ‘reserve assistant’ in a major domestic Cup Final.

 

From the 2007/08 season Gavin Ward was promoted to the referees National List and his first match saw him produce a red card after just 19 minutes when Barnet’s defender Devera was sent off in their 2-1 home defeat to Hereford on 18 August 2007.

 

His last Brentford match saw both sides reduced to ten men in the first half as the Bees won 3-1 at Colchester on Boxing Day 2012. Tom Adeyemi was the Brenford player who was sent-off.

 

His last match was a 4-1 win for Brighton at home to Huddersfield on 2 March 2013.

 

In all the football league referees Gavin Ward has produced the most red cards this season.

 

Past Seasons Record:

 

Season:

Matches:

Yellow Cards:

Red Cards:

2012/13

30

101

10

2011/12

35

110

5

2010/11

33

96

3

2009/10

31

110

5

2008/09

30

81

3

2007/08

27

77

9

 

Gavin Ward & PNE:

 

Date:

Match:

PNE Goalscorers:

Cards:

PNE Bookings:

30/10/2010

Leicester 1 PNE 0

None

2 Y

Brown

16/01/2010

Bristol C. 4 PNE 2

Brown; Wallace

4 Y

Carter; Wallace

 

His assistants are Ian Rathbone from Northamptonshire and Lee Venamore from Kent. The fourth Official is David Margetts.