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REF WATCH: Our officials for Saturday

The people in charge at the weekend

5 October 2023

Match Previews

REF WATCH: Our officials for Saturday

The people in charge at the weekend

5 October 2023

Our officials  for the Bolton game have been confirmed.

Referee - Sebastian Stockbridge
Assistant Referee 1 - Steven Rushton
Assistant Referee 2 - Lee Freeman
Fourth Official - Richie Watkins
Observer - Edward Tarry

Our referee for this weekend is Mr Seb Stockbridge. He has taken charge of 10 games so far this season and has shown 50 yellow cards and one red.

Seb was in charge of our 2-3 home reverse at the hands of Salford in April 2023. Joe Garner and Kris Dennis (penalty) scored for United, after Callum Hendry and Luke Bolton had established a two-goal first-half advantage. Jon Mellish was sent off with just over five minutes left to play and Hendry compounded the agony when he snatched a late winner. Callum Guy, Ryan Edmondson, Joe Garner and Kris Dennis were also booked that day.

We saw him at Barrow in October 2022 for our Papa Johns Trophy group game. The hosts scored twice in the second half to take the points, and Taylor Charters was the only away player to be booked on the night.

He was with us in November 2021 when we lost at home to Harrogate by 2-0. George Thomson and Alex Pattison netted the goals, and Callum Guy had his name taken.

Brad Young notched a brace when United were victorious over an Everton U21 side in the Papa John's Trophy group stage at the end of September 2021. Gime Toure saw the only yellow card of the night.

April 2020 brought him to Holker Street for our 2-2 draw with Barrow. Jack Armer scored first - Scott Quigley and Patrick Brough gave the hosts the lead - but Ozzy Zanzala had the last say with the equalising goal. Jack Armer, Jon Mellish and George Tanner were booked for the Blues.

Mr Stockbridge was in Carlisle in November 2020 for the 3-2 win over Newport. Lewis Alessandra and Jon Mellish (2) scored the goals and Rod McDonald was the only Carlisle name noted.

And he was a late replacement in February 2021 for our 1-0 away defeat at Harrogate. The game just about survived a serious downpour, and George Tanner was the solitary booking on the night.

We had him for our 0-0 draw with Cambridge in November 2019 where Canice Carroll and Ryan Loft had their names entered into the bookings charts.

He was with us again in the 2019/20 season for our September 4-2 home loss at the hands of the Wolves under-21 side. Hallam Hope and Ryan Loft scored our goals and Canice Carroll received a yellow card.

The last time he was here prior to that was for our 2-0 home defeat against Morecambe in October 2018. There were no names taken on the afternoon but the game was lost by half time.

He was also with us in August 2018 for our 1-0 home victory over Crewe. Ashley Nadesan scored the winning goal, with 20 minutes left to play, and there were no United names taken on the day.

We saw him on three occasions during season 2017/18 – Danny Grainger [who also scored], Mike Jones, Mark Ellis and Jamie Devitt were all carded in our 1-1 draw with Luton in April.

Gary Liddle’s name was the only one written down as Kelvin Etuhu and John O’Sullivan scored the goals to secure a 2-0 victory over Chesterfield in February.

And Hallam Hope and Jason Kennedy were the goal scorers as United stayed trouble free in their 2-0 Checkatrade victory over Morecambe.

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