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Rochdale 0 v 2 Shrewsbury Town
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Tuesday, 9th March 2021 Kick-off 19:45
Refwatch: Rochdale vs Shrewsbury
Monday, 8th Mar 2021 10:00 by TVOS1907

Martin Coy is the man in the middle for Dale’s League One fixture at home to Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday.

We last saw the County Durham official, who is in his fourth season on the National List, in September when he refereed Dale’s EFL Trophy tie at home to Manchester United’s U21 side.

That game finished goalless, before The Red Devils won on penalties.

Prior to that, Mr Coy was at Spotland in November 2019 for Dale’s 2-1 defeat to Bristol Rovers, while four months earlier, he had refereed the pre-season friendly versus Huddersfield, a game The Terriers won 3-1 when they opted to wear their Paddy Power sponsored shirts as part of a publicity stunt.

Martin was also in charge at Doncaster on New Year’s Day 2019, where he oversaw an abject performance by Dale as Rovers romped to a 5-0 win.

Earlier in that season, Coy was in the middle at the Crown Oil Arena for the 3-0 defeat of Gillingham in which Ian Henderson scored his only hat-trick for the club.

In 2017/18, his debut campaign on the National List, Martin officiated two Dale games.

He refereed the Checkatrade Trophy group match at home to Stoke City U21 at the start of October, a game that ended in a goalless draw, before Stoke won 5-4 on penalties.

Seven weeks later, Mr Coy was back at the Crown Oil Arena for the League One fixture versus Peterborough, although on this occasion he was a replacement for the original referee.

Dale were 2-0 winners that afternoon thanks to goals from Calvin Andrew and Callum Camps.

Back to this campaign and Martin has so far refereed 22 matches, showing 50 yellow cards and four red.

His most recent appointment ten days ago took him to Ipswich v Doncaster.

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