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Match Officials confirmed for Checkatrade Trophy Final

22 March 2018

The match officials to take charge of the upcoming Checkatrade Trophy Final between Lincoln City and Shrewsbury Town have been confirmed, with Gavin Ward named as the referee for the encounter at Wembley Stadium, which takes place at 3pm on Sunday 8th April.

Ward will be assisted on the day by Duncan Street and Wayne Grunnill, with Mark Heywood named as the fourth official.

He has been involved in 50 fixtures so far this season, including refereeing a Quarter-Final meeting in this competition, when Yeovil Town faced Fleetwood Town at Huish Park.

He last refereed a Lincoln clash back in August 2017, with the Imps facing Morecambe on that occasion. He was the man in the middle most recently for a Shrews match in December of last year, as Paul Hurst's team travelled to Rochdale.

Ward will be working with the same assistant referees at Northampton Town's encounter with Charlton Athletic on Good Friday, and the meeting between Chesterfield and Newport County the following Monday. 

Referee: Gavin Ward
Assistant Referees: Duncan Street, Wayne Grunnill
Fourth Official: Mark Heywood
Reserve Assistant Referee: Dean Treleaven

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