The FA Youth Cup

FA Youth Cup Referee Appointments

Phil Sharp, Hertfordshire FA RDO
Hertfordshire officials appointed to FA Youth Cup 4th Round fixtures.

FA Youth Cup Referee Appointments

Hertfordshire FA Referee Development Officer (RDO), and former FIFA Official, Phil Sharp said:

'Many Congratulations to all Officials on the well-deserved appointments to FA Competitions this coming week. I wish all the very best for a successful and enjoyable match.'

Please find details of the officials & fixtures below:

5. Stevenage FC v Middlesbrough FC 11-Jan-18 (19:00) 
Referee: Josh Smith (Bedford) 
Assistant: Benjamin Bowles (Colchester) 
Assistant: Karl Sear (Chelmsford) 
Fourth Official: Adam Steele (Stevenage) 

10. Colchester United FC v Milton Keynes Dons FC 16-Jan-18 (19:00)  
Referee: Wayne Cartmel (Luton) 
Assistant: Jack Bloxham (Harpenden) 
Assistant: Jack Hall (Bushey) 

Fourth Official: Christopher Hastings (Colchester) 


15. Norwich City FC v Derby County FC 12-Jan-18 (19:00) 
Referee: Robert Whitton (Braintree) 
Assistant: Mark Chalkey (Gooderstone) 
Assistant: Andy Loe (St. Albans) 
Fourth Official: David Jewell (Norwich)


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