Mark in the Middle

MARK Brown is the man in charge of Argyle's Sky Bet League 2 clash on Tuesday night...

...and the bad news is we have not won a game in which he has been the referee for in four previous attempts!

In fact, we have not even scored a goal with Mark in the middle. A 1-0 home defeat to Gillingham, a 2-0 defeat at Barnet and a 3-0 reverse at Rochdale in which Andres Gurrieri was sent off for violent conduct were our first three effort with Mark as the whistler. Then, most recently, we lost 1-0 to Mansfield in November 2014.

This season, Mark has refereed 22 games, issuing an average of two cautions per game. He has shown the red card five times this campaign - twice to goalkeepers. 

In his first 14 games of the season, the home side only emerged victorious on three occasions. Since then, in his last eight games, the home team has won every time.