Hammers match officials revealed


The official West Ham site at has revealed the match officials for the games at Lincoln tomorrow evening and the game against Sheffield United on Saturday

Lincoln City v West Ham United
Referee: Josh Smith
Assistant Referees: Edward Smart and Nick Greenhalgh
Fourth Official: Leigh Doughty

Josh Smith will serve as the referee for the Carabao Cup fixture after officiating at six Championship matches so far this season and was also the man in the middle of the Carabao Cup second round tie between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur.

He recorded his first Premier League match this past weekend, officiating in the 1-1 draw between Luton Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers .

Edward Smart and Nick Greenhalgh will be his assistants having been involved  at Kenilworth Road at the weekend.

Fourth official duties will be undertaken by Leigh Doughty who was appointed to the SG2 list ahead of the 2020/21 season and has worked as a referee across the EFL this campaign.

Graham Scott referee

West Ham United v Sheffield United
Premier League, London Stadium, Saturday 30 September 2023, 3pm BST

Graham Scott will be in the middle at the London Stadium on Saturday when the Irons meet  Sheffield United to London Stadium.

His last involvement in a West Ham game was in the in December 2021 when we drew 0-0  at Burnley.

So far this campaign Scott has taken charge of two EFL Championship matches, serving as the man in the middle for Leicester City’s 2-1 home win over Cardiff City and the Foxes’ 2-0 win at Norwich City.

Timothy Wood and Mark Scholes will be his assistants and have run the linee so fdar this season at four games

Keith Stroud will be responsible for fourth official duties on Saturday whilst Darren Bond will be the Video Assistant Referee

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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