Key man confirmed for Portsmouth’s play-off showdown with Sunderland

Andy Woolmer will take charge of Saturday’s play-off battle between Pompey and Sunderland.

Thursday, 9th May 2019, 4:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th May 2019, 11:56 pm

The Northamptonshire official will be joined by assistants James Mainwaring and Lee Venamore for the first leg of the critical clash at the Stadium of Light, after the play-off appointments were today announced. Darren England will be the fourth official.

Woolmer has refereed 29 games this season - giving out 80 yellows and a modest four red cards.

The official has largely overseen Championship games this season and joined the Football League referees’ list in 2004.

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Referee Andy Woolmer Credit: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Woolmer oversaw the 1-0 Checkatrade Trophy win over Peterborough in January, and recently was the man in the middle for Sunderland’s 2-0 home win over Doncaster on April 19.