Date: 22nd September 2016 at 11:12pm
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Plymouth Argyle this Saturday.

Hartlepool United travel to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday September 24 for the game at Home Park and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Gavin Ward
Linesmen: Mark Pottage and Christopher Ward
Fourth Official: Simon Knapp

Match Day referee Ward has officiated ten games in 2016/17 with a return of 33 yellow cards and one red card.

He took in 35 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 113 yellow cards and two red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Brighton and Birmingham on November 28 with a total of eight yellows being shown. He also showed seven yellows in the Bristol City v Leeds encounter on August 19, and six yellows and one red on December 20 in the game between Leeds and Preston.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of our players edge closer to automatic bans.