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Referee Watch - Dover Athletic

15 April 2016

LEICESTERSHIRE official John Brooks will take charge of the big trip to Dover Athletic on Saturday afternoon.

A part of the Select Group of referees, Brooks can officiate matches at the highest level and also joined the FIFA International Referees List as an assistant referee last year.

He has handed out 40 yellow cards but no sendings off in 19 National League games so far this season, whilst he issued 67 yellows and three reds in 16 games in the previous campaign.

Brooks was famously filmed asking then Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott to thank the City fans following a defeat against Arsenal in the FA Cup back in January 2013.

He will be assisted by Daniel Cook and Garry Maskell whilst David Spain will act as Fourth Official.


The official has taken charge of Town on three occasions this season and it could be said that Town have had better days than the games he has taken charge of, which is hopefully something that will change at the weekend.

The last time was the 4-2 loss to fellow FA Trophy finalists FC Halifax Town in February, a defeat that the Mariners will be looking to avenge when they take on the Shaymen at Wembley Stadium on 22nd May.  Town found themselves 3-0 down that day in the first half and had any hopes of a comeback snuffed out late on despite goals from Padraig Amond and Jon Nolan.

Brooks also took charge of the 1-0 defeat against Cheltenham back in October, as well as the 2-1 defeat to Altrincham in August - the club's first loss of the season.  


02/04/16 -

20/02/16 - Halifax 4-2 Grimsby - 1 yellow card, 0 reds
05/03/16 - Woking 0-1 Dover - 3 yellow cards, 0 reds
15/03/16 - Braintree 0-0 Gateshead - 4 yellow cards, 0 reds
25/03/15 - Forest Green 0-0 Aldershot - 1 yellow card, 0 reds
Kidderminster 1-1 Altrincham - 2 yellow cards, 0 reds

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