Tuesday night (1 September) sees Pompey visiting St James Park for a first round Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie. Kick off is at 7.45pm and there is reduced admission, and reduced charges for hospitality.
The match officials for the game will be:
Referee: Lee Swabey
Assistant Referees: John Busby and Mark Russell
Fourth Official Brett Huxtable
This will be Lee’s first competitive game at the Park, though he did take charge of the pre-season friendly with Bournemouth. Devon based Lee is in his first season as a Football League referee, and he’s taken charge of 4 games so far, sending four players off.