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Lee in Charge

22 February 2016

LEE Collins, originally scheduled to take charge of our trip to Yeovil earlier month, will, be on duty when we go to Huish Park on Tuesday night.

Collins deemed the surface at Huish to be unfit for the original fixture, on February 6, because of heavy rain. The two teams will try again this Tuesday, at 7.45pm. 

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. 

The Glovers have come under Lee's jurisdiction three times, eliciting three different results. A 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient was followed 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 sent just one player off - Carlisle's Brandon Comley, in the dying moments of the Cumbrians' 1-0 loss at Newport - and has shown 50 yellow cards in his 13 games this season. Goals have flowed, too - there have been 45 goals scored in those 13 games in which Collins has been the ref. 

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