Date: 15th December 2016 at 7:56am
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Portsmouth this Saturday.

Hartlepool United travel to Portsmouth on Saturday December 17 for the game at Fratton Park and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Graham Horwood
Linesmen: Gavin Muge and Rob Smith
Fourth Official: Matt Eva

Match Day referee Horwood has officiated 17 games in 2016/17 with a return of 67 yellow cards and five red cards.

He highest card count this season was nine yellows in the match between Southend United and Oxford United.

He took in twelve matches in 2015-16, and in those games he handed out a total of 46 yellow cards and four red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Leyton Orient and Portsmouth on Boxing Day with a total of five yellows shown, along with two reds.

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

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