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Ref Josh Smith to boss Barnsley game

last updated Friday 19th November 2021, 10:43 AM

Fulham Football Club

Match Referee News

Fulham v Barnsley

Championship Match Day 18 21/22 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 29th September 2021    KO: 19:45

Referee: Josh Smith (Cambridgeshire)

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Referee: Josh Smith (Cambridgeshire)

Referee Josh Smith
Josh Smith
Josh Smith started refereeing on the Peterborough and District Junior Alliance League aged 14 in 2006 following in the footsteps of both his dad and grandfather who had refereed football and rugby league respectively.

In 2015, Smith was promoted to the EFL Assistant Referee list completing three years on the list before opting to specialise as a referee. He then received successive promotions from the National League onto the EFL referees list and then to the Select Group 2 List of Referees ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Josh Smith has only refed one Fulham game before this weekend's visit of Barnsley and it was when we beat Swansea City 3-1 at The Cottage at the end of September 2021. He yellow carded one player, Ben Cabango of Swansea City. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored all three goals, all in the first half.

Mr Smith last refed Barnsley in their 2-2 home draw against Norwich towards the end of last season in May 2021. He yellow carded three Barnsley players and one Norwich player.

Last season he refed 19 games and dished out 54 yellows and 2 reds, so a below average 2.8 yellows per game. So far this season he has refed 17 games and dished out 63 yellows and 2 reds, an average of 3.7 yellows per game.

His busiest game in recent times was the Championship game between Blackpool and QPR on the 6th of November when he yellowcarded 5 QPR players and 2 Blackpool players.

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