Lee in Charge
LEE Collins is set to take charge of his fifth Argyle match this Saturday, in his fifth season of refereeing.Collins began his professional refereeing career in 2011-12, with his third assignment in the Football League being Argyle's 1-0 home defeat to Crewe Alexandra.
Since then, he has been in the middle for one game a season involving Argyle. Sadly for us, none have ended in a Pilgrims win. He has presided over a 1-0 home loss to Wycombe; a 1-1 draw at Home park with Cheltenham; and most memorably - and most painfully - a 1-0 loss at Dorchester in the FA Cup, in which Collins sent off Conor Hourihane.
Argyle will attempt to put the record straight this Saturday as they travel to Yeovil Town. The Glovers have come under Lee's jurisdiction three times, eliciting three different results. A 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient was following by a win at Swindon in the Capital One Cup, before Lee's last game refereeing Yeovil, which was a 2-0 loss for the Glovers at the start of last season.
This season, Lee has not sent any players off, but has shown plenty of yellow cards - 44 in 11 games this season. Goals have flowed, too - there have been 41 goals scored in those 11 games in which Collins has been the ref.