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Officially Oliver

9 December 2016

OLIVER Langford will take charge of Argyle for the 13th time in his career when Argyle play host to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

The last time Oliver was the referee for an Argyle match was at Fratton Park, in the first leg of the 2015-16 Sky Bet League Two play-off semi final. In the 2-2 draw, Oliver booked six player - four from Argyle - and gave a penalty to Portsmouth. 

Argyle have only lost two of Langford's previous dozen games with the Pilgrims. Argyle have won five and drawn five of the other ten; the victories have included the 3-2 win at Swindon, when Bradley Wright-Phillips scored an injury time winner, and a 4-1 home win over Northampton just days after Argyle's transfer embargo was lifted.

In his 12 games in charge of Argyle, Langford has given three penalties - all to Argyle, two converted - and sent off three players: Reda Johnson and David Prutton in the aforementioned Swindon clash, and Chris Clark in a game against Colchester United. 

This season, Oliver has been the whistler for 20 fixtures, although only one from League Two. He has issued 60 cautions and two red cards; the sendings off have been in his last two games. He has given 11 penalties in the 20 matches. 

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