SIMON Hooper of Wiltshire will take charge of Saturday's FA Trophy semi final first leg tie against Bognor Regis.
The former Swindon Town centre-forward was released by the Robins as a 16-year-old following seven years at the County Ground and soon switched his attentions to becoming a referee.
After learning his trade in the Hellenic League, Southern League and Conference Premier he ran the line in the Football League in 2006.
A keen sportsman - Hooper represented Wiltshire at tennis and athletics as a youngster – he is now in his eighth season as a Football League referee.
In 34 games this season, he has dished out 84 Yellow Cards and 2 Reds.
Last 5 Games.
Bradford 0-1 Barnsley - 2 Yellows
Burton 1-0 Chesterfield - 3 Yellows
Exeter 1-4 Oxford - 1 Yellow
Blackburn 3-2 MK Dons - 4 Yellows
Reading 2-2 Fulham - 4 Yellows
He will be assisted by Adrian Tranter, Louis Marks, and the Fourth Official will be Andrew Laver.