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Ref Josh Smith to boss his first Fulham game

last updated Tuesday 28th September 2021, 12:57 PM


Fulham Football Club



Match Referee News

Fulham v Swansea City

Championship Match Day 10 21/22 at Craven Cottage

Wednesday 29th September 2021    KO: 19:45

Referee: Josh Smith (Cambridgeshire)

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Referee: Josh Smith (Cambridgeshire)


Referee Josh Smith
Referee
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.

This is Mr Smith's first Fulham game.

Mr Smith refed his first Swansea City game a month ago in August 2021 when they were beaten 3-1 at home by Stoke. He yellowcarded two players both from the Stoke squad.

Last season he refed 19 games and dished out 54 yellows and 2 reds, so a below average 2.8 yellows per game.

His busiest game in recent times was the Championship game between Huddersfield and Preston in which he yellow carded five Preston players, two Huddersfield players and red carded another Huddersfield player.

























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