Drysdale The Ref

14 February 2013 12:16
Referee Appointed The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's League One game at Bury on Saturday is Darren Drysdale.   Lincolnshire born Mr Drysdale is an Sergeant in the RAF.  He has been refereeing since 1988, officiating in the Northern Alliance and Northern Premier League. He became an assistant referee for the Football League in 1996, and in 1997 progressed to Conference North referee before being appointed as an assistant referee for the Premier League a year later.  He went on to be a UEFA and FIFA assistant referee before he joined the Football League list in 2004.   His first Football League game was a 0-0 draw between Rushden & Diamonds and Kidderminster Harriers on 7 August 2004.   His last City match was the 1-1 draw with Cardiff City on November 22nd 2011 and Mr Drysdale was fourth official for City's 3-0 defeat at Ipswich back in September 2011   This season, he has had 26 matches and shown 81 yellow cards and five red.   His assistants are; Matthew Perry & Paul Thompson. The Fourth Official is Peter Gooch.

Source: Coventry MAD