Harrington's In Charge
TONY Harrington is the man in the middle for the Pilgrims' Sky Bet League 2 clash with Morecambe on Saturday.Tony is now in his second full season as a Football League referee and took charge of our 3-2 win at the Globe Arena last season.
That day, he awarded three penalties. The first, on 51 minutes, was given to Morecambe when Durrell Berry and Andres Gurrieri combined to bring down Richard Brodie. Brodie then stood up, shook off the dirt and converted to give the Shrimps a 2-0 lead.
However, after Ross Jenkins had pulled a goal back, Harrington gave another penalty, this time to Argyle, and Warren Feeney stepped up to make the scores level.
Then, with the game approaching an end, Paris Cowan-Hall was felled by Nick Fenton and Harrington again pointed to the spot for Feeney to step up once more and secure a memorable three points for the Pilgrims.
A day to forget for Morecambe, but especially for their physio, who, after treating a player, left his scissors on the playing surface. Luckily, the eagle-eyed Harrington spotted them and returned them to the Shrimps' bench to ironic cheers from the crowd.
That day, Harrington showed six yellow cards; to Feeney, Jenkins, Berry and Darren Purse, and also to Morecambe's Kevin Ellison and Will Haining.
More recently, though, Tony was in charge at our disappointing 2-0 defeat to York City on Easter Monday. He showed three yellow cards that afternoon.
So far this season, Tony has refereed two matches; Burnley's 4-0 Capital One Cup thrashing of York and Peterborough's 2-1 Sky Bet League 1 victory over Oldham Atheltic.
In those matches, he showed three yellow cards and awarded one penalty. He is yet to brandish a red card this season.