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Referees: 2017 Promotions and Major Appointments

Details of promotions and cup finals in 2016/17

Many congratulations to all of our referees who have been promoted or appointed to officiate at a major cup final!

Referee Development Officer Lewis Smith said: “Once again we have had another magnificent season both on and off the field of play for our referees and their development.

"The number of accolades that our referees have received is true testament to their hard work and commitment over the past season and their efforts have rightly been recognised.

"On behalf of everyone in the Lancashire FA Referees Department I would like to congratulate all referees who have been promoted, received cup final appointments and referee of the year awards.”

Full details are as follows:


Promoted to Level 1 (Football League Referee) – Scott Oldham

Promoted to Level 2A (National League Premier Referee) – Paul Marsden and Simeon Lucas

Promoted to Level 2B (National League North Referee) – Andrew Sykes, Dean Watson and Leigh Doughty

Promoted to Level 3 (Contributory League Referee) - Ed Duckworth, Ian Walsh, Liam Marshall, Matthew Scholes, Peter Simm and Richard Aspinall

Promoted to Level 4 (Supply League Referee) - Aaron Fowler, Adam Watson, Daniel Chadwick , Daniel Sanderson , Daniel Sims, Jonathan Chadwick, Joshua Jackson, Lucy-Anne Briggs, Marlon Gupta, Owen Hay, Sohail Asghar and Tom Basiuk

Promoted to Level 5 (Senior County Referee) - Abby Dearden, Christopher Tonge, Curtis Sykes, Curtis Wood, Daniel Wood, Emily Carney, Farhan Kazi, Henri Buck, Ian Oswald, Jonathan Entwistle, Kassim Patel, Keenan Wright, Kieran Chell, Matthew Howarth, Phillip Dean, Ryan Aldred and Zack Tattersall

Promoted to Level 6 (County Referee) - Adam Disley, Alex Smith, Benajmin Oddie, Bryan Clark, Cameron Massey, Daniel Fielding, Daniel Halton, Daniel Holden, David Martindale, David Thomas, George Dennis, Jack Jerrard, Jamie Albison, Jason Wright, Jonathan Thorp, Joseph Wareham, Lewis Partington, Lewis Walters, Martin Winters, Matthew Shacklock, Munif Bhaiyat, Nathan Astin, Nathan Clark, Neil Matthews, Philip Cotton, Richard Molyneux and Zak Marshall

Major Cup Finals:

Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup Final, 25/04/17 – Matthew Scholes (Referee), Marlon Gupta (Assistant Referee), Sohail Asghar (Assistant Referee) and Aran Hodgkinson (Reserve Referee)

Northern Premier League Play Off Final, 29/04/17 – Leigh Doughty (Referee) and Steven Holden (Assistant Referee)

Northern Premier League Division One North Play Off Final, 29/04/17 – Andrew Sykes (Referee), Andrew Daniels (Assistant Referee) and Michael Barlow (Reserve Referee)

North West Counties Reusch Cup Final, 01/05/17 – Liam Marshall (Referee), Alex Beckett (Assistant Referee), George Allison (Assistant Referee) and Ed Duckworth (Reserve Referee)

Buildbase FA Trophy Final, 12/05/17 – Paul Tierney (Referee) and Ben Toner (Reserve Referee)

North West Counties Division One Play Off Final, 13/05/17 – Matthew Scholes (Referee), Kat McEvoy (Assistant Referee) and Matthew Howarth (Assistant Referee)

North West Counties Macron Challenge Cup Final, 16/05/17 – Lewis Smith (Referee), Spencer Doherty (Assistant Referee) and Abid Hussain (Assistant Referee)

English Football League One Play Off Final, 20/05/17 – Nick Greenhalgh (Reserve Assistant Referee)

Lancashire FA Molson Coors Senior Cup Final, 09/08/17 – Leigh Doughty (Referee), Nathanael Cox (Assistant Referee), Steven Holden (Assistant Referee) and Martin Woods (Reserve Referee)

Find out which of our referees tasted success at our Referees Awards Evening

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