Michael Russell from Hertfordshire will be the referee as PNE travel the long distance to Exeter.

Mike Russell stared referring in the 1990’s and progressed via the South Midlands League.

 

He joined the National List of assistant referees in 2000 before being promoted to the referees List in 2004 with his first match being a 3-1 win for Scunthorpe at home toRochdaleon 7 August 2004.

 

He is also a licensed FA coach.

 

Referring Record:

 

Season:

Matches:

Yellow:

Red:

2004/05

32

61

1

2005/06

34

78

4

2006/07

31

75

4

2007/08

39

82

6

2008/09

28

57

4

2009/10

38

92

3

2010/11

40

85

5

2011/12

4

9

0

           

His last game was Leicester’s 3-1 victory over Birmingham on 13 March.

 

His previous Exeter match was a 2-2 home draw against Bristol Rovers last season which saw Exeter reduced to ten men when Richard Duffy was sent off after 48 minutes.

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Mike Russell and PNE:

 

Date:

Result:

Goalscorer:

Cards:

PNE Cards:

22/01/11

Middlesbro 1 PNE 1

Jones

     3 Y

Jones; McLaughlin; Mayor

15/08/09

Doncaster1 PNE1

Brown

1 Y

Chaplow

06/10/07

Ipswich2 PNE 1

Mellor (pen)

3 Y

Davidson / Gallagher

23/08/08

Sheff Wed 1 PNE 1

Chaplow

3 Y

Hill

 

 

His assistants at are John Flynn from Wiltshire and Tim Wood from Gloucestershire. The fourth official is Chris Powell from Dorset.