Stephen in Charge

THE referee for our dockyard derby against Portsmouth will be Stephen Martin from Staffordshire.

Martin officiated 2 Argyle games last season: the Boxing Day 2-0 loss against Newport County, and the 2-0 win over Northampton Town in March. Against Newport, he issued out three yellow cards, two of which were to Argyle’s Anthony O’ Connor and Andy Kellett. He gave four cautions against Northampton, including yellows to O'Connor, Peter Hartley and Tareiq Holmes-Dennis. 

Stephen has taken charge of two games so far this season, showing five yellow cards as Swindon beat Bradford 4-1, then leaving his cards in his pocket when presiding over Sheffield United's Capital One Cup victory at Morecambe.