‘Jez’ Simpson. Photo @WestmorlandFA

Yeovil Town’s FA Cup third round tie against Bournemouth will be officiated by EFL referee Jeremey ‘Jez’ Simpson.

Simpson was congratulated by his home County FA on Twitter for the appointment on Wednesday, before the FA had made any official announcement on the referee and assistant appointments.

The FA Website says of Simpson;

He has refereed over 200 EFL games, and since the start of the 2016/17 season, has been part of the Select Group 2 Referee list”

Simpson is vastly experienced, even if he does have a slight reputation for giving out a few cards… only twice in the last two and half seasons has he failed to give at least one card in a game he has been in charge of.

Going back through the records, he has taken charge of a few former Glovers’ games.

The Johnson v Johnson clash was played under Simpson’s watchful eye as Gary of Yeovil played Lee of Oldham towards the end of the 2012/13 season.

A year later he was in charge when Yeovil squandered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 vs Derby in the Championship.

But the last time he was in the middle for a Yeovil game, we won!

A 1-0 win over Swindon in League One in April 2015. James Berret the scorer.

The FA Cup third round clash with Bournemouth is scheduled to take place at Huish Park on Saturday the 8th of January with a 17:30 kick off.



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