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REF WATCH: Who is in the middle on Saturday

Our match referee and assistants

2 August 2023

Match Previews

REF WATCH: Who is in the middle on Saturday

Our match referee and assistants

2 August 2023

Our match officials for the opening League One fixture of the season on Saturday have been confirmed.

Carlisle United v Fleetwood Town, Saturday 5 August, kick off 3pm.

Referee - Peter Wright
Assistant Referee 1 - Simon Clayton
Assistant Referee 2 - Jake Topp
Fourth Official - Aaron Jackson
Observer - Michael Pike

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Our official for this fixture is the very experienced Mr Peter Wright

We last came across him here at Brunton Park for our 3-0 home victory over Doncaster Rovers in October 2022. Callum Guy scored just before the break in that game, with Jack Stretton on target twice in the second half. Paul Huntington was the only Carlisle man to receive a booking on the day.

He was the match referee for our first game of the 2021/22 season which ended as a 0-0 draw with Colchester here in Carlisle. Corey Whelan and Jon Mellish had their names taken. 

Peter was with us in April 2021 for our 0-0 home draw with Port Vale. Gime Toure came off the bench with just over 20 minutes left to play and he found himself in the book after a late challenge.

We saw Mr Wright in December 2020 when he came to Cumbria for our 1-0 win over Mansfield. Omari Patrick scored our goal, but it was a busy day for bookings as Rhys Bennett, Paul Farman, Aaron Hayden, Jon Mellish and Joe Riley had their names written down.

Peter was our official at the beginning of the 2020/21 season when he took charge of the whistle for our trip to Glanford Park. A first half goal sunk the Blues, but there were no Carlisle names taken on the day.

He was also the referee just before the lockdown when we hosted Morecambe at Brunton Park. Cole Stockton and Aaron Wildig gave the visitors a two-goal lead, but Omari Patrick struck back in time added on for the first half to get the Blues back into the game. Aaron Hayden completed the comeback midway through the second period. There were four yellows on the day, with Byron Webster, Elliot Watt and Nick Anderton going in the book for the hosts.

Prior to that we met up with him back in August 2019 when he was the man in the middle for our Carabao Cup game against Rochdale. Goals from Morley and Done in the first half left the Blues with a big job, but we lost 2-1 despite a decent spot kick finish from Jack Bridge. There were no Carlisle names taken on the night.

He made the step up from the National League for the 2018/19 season and we met him for the first time when he officiated our 1-0 away victory over Cheltenham in August 2018. Richie Bennett bagged the only goal of the game, just before the break, and Anthony Gerrard and Kelvin Etuhu had their names taken on the day.

His first visit to Brunton Park was for our 3-2 home defeat against MK Dons in March 2019. Stefan Scougall and Hallam Hope scored for the Blues and there were no Carlisle players booked that afternoon.

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