Keith the Ref

THE referee for Argyle's game at Newport County on Tuesday night is Keith Hill.

Keith, who shares a name with the current Rochdale manager and ex-Pilgrim of that ilk, is in his twelfth season of officiating in the Football League. In that time, he has refereed Argyle four times.

The first came in 2007, when Argyle beat Coventry City thanks to a Lee Martin goal. The second, and most recent, saw Mr Hill award a penalty to Argyle, which led to Damien Johnson netting an equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Swansea.

Twice, Keith has been the whistler for Argyle on the road. First, in August 2008, he sent of Kari Arnason in a 2-1 defeat at Walsall. Most recently, at the end of last season in fact, he was the man in the middle as Argyle lost 1-0 at Burton Albion.

This season, Mr Hill has shown 73 yellow cards in 23 games, but has issued just two red cards. He has given six penalties - twice giving two in the same game.