The FA have announced that Football League referee Peter Bankes will take charge of Eastleigh’s FA Cup fixture against Brentford on Saturday. Bankes most recent match was a League 2 fixture between Mansfield and Doncaster, but has also refereed Championship matches, including Newcastle’s 4-3 win over Norwich back in September.
Peter Bankes is a ref you do not want to get on the wrong side of! His stats for this season are as follows:
Matches Refereed: 20
Yellow Cards Awarded: 79
Red Cards Awarded: 8
Penalty’s Awarded: 6
Bankes has refereed one Brentford fixture so far this season-in a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday. In that match, both teams had a player sent off. He has never refereed an Eastleigh match.
John Flynn and Robert Dabbs are the Assistant Referee’s, whilst Charles Breakspear is the Fourth Official.