Andy In The Middle
ANDY Davies will be the man in the middle of Argyle’s Sky Bet League 2 fixture on Saturday, where the Pilgrims host Cheltenham Town at Home Park.The Hampshire-born referee is a former professional footballer, plying his trade at Portsmouth, Gillingham and Yeovil Town before being forced to retire at 28-years-old due to injury.
After hanging up his boots, Davies turned to refereeing in 2003 and made rapid progress, achieving a double promotion and reaching National Line list in a short amount of time. He went onto officiate his first Football League match in August 2012 – a 3-0 victory for Morecambe at Exeter City.
Andy has been in charge of nine matches this campaign producing 33 yellow cards and sending one player off – AFC Wimbledon’s Matt Tubbs against Burton Albion. However in his last outing, Luton v Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday, he issued no cards.
In his three seasons of refereeing, Davies has been in the middle for five Argyle matches in which we have never lost (four wins and a draw).
Last year, he was the official when Argyle beat Wycombe 1-0 at Adams Park. He cautioned one Argyle player (Neal Trotman) on that occasion.