Fred Takes Charge

FRED Graham will be the man in the middle for our Sky Bet League 2 clash with Accrington Stanley.

Graham is one of the most experienced officials on the list having taken charge of his first Football League match in August 2004.

Since then, he was refereed six Argyle matches, two at Home Park, and four away. In those matches, he has shown 19 yellow cards, awarded one penalty and is yet to issue any marching orders.

Of those six matches, we have won three, drawn won and lost two.

Last season, Graham took charge of two memorable away victories against the two clubs who would eventually be relegated from the Football League.

The first came against Barnet in October, when goals from Rhys Griffiths, Max Blanchard, Paris Cowan-Hall and Luke Young handed the Pilgrims a 4-1 win. That day, Graham awarded us a penalty, from which Griffiths scored the first goal, and booked five players including Conor Hourihane and Alex MacDonald.

We then saw Fred again at Aldershot Town in February where a Jason Banton brace saw us secure the points in a 2-1 win. Three yellow cards were shown that day, to Argyle's Anthony Charles and to the Shots' Kieron Cadogan and Daniel Rose.

Graham's last visit to Home Park was in November 2011 for a 1-1 draw with Morecambe. Fred produced just one caution that afternoon, for player-manager Carl Fletcher.

So far this season, he has taken charge of five fixtures and has shown 18 yellow cards. He has given just one penalty so far; for Burton Albion against Cheltenham Town.

Graham has had no cause to reach for a red card since December 2012.