|Rochdale 3 v 4 Bristol Rovers|
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Refwatch: Rochdale v Bristol Rovers
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Ross Joyce is the man in charge of Dale’s final home game of the season against Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
This will be the second time the Cleveland official has been at Spotland this season as he was the man in the middle when Dale hosted Notts County in the FA Cup in November.
Ross has also refereed this fixture before, although that was at Rovers’ Memorial Stadium in September 2016.
On that occasion, the teams shared a 2-2 draw, which was a good result for Dale after they had played much of the match with ten men after the sending-off of Niall Canavan.
Two months later, Canavan was again dismissed by Mr Joyce in a 4-0 thrashing at Bradford.
Ross was also the referee in March 2020 when Dale defeated Rotherham 3-1 at home in their final game before football shut down due to the pandemic.
All told, Mr Joyce has refereed 16 previous Dale games, starting with an away match in February 2016 against Crewe.
Alex were 2-0 winners that afternoon, with future Dale player Bradden Inman netting one of their goals.
Mr Joyce’s full list of Dale appointments is:
Feb 16 Crewe (a), L 0-2
Onto this this season, where Mr Joyce has refereed 34 games, showing 101 yellow cards and six reds. He refereed Bradford v Scunthorpe last Saturday and was fourth official at Sunderland v Rotherham on Tuesday.
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