Meet the Referee – Darren Bond

Each week we take a close look at the referee assigned to the Swans game and look at their previous record when officiating our beloved Swansea City.

This week’s referee spotlight focuses on Darren Bond, who was appointed the referee for the Swansea City v AFC Bournemouth Championship game on Tuesday, 26 April 2022.

Darren Bond

Referee Bond was assisted by Mark Pottage and Daniel Leach, with James Linington the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Darren Bond
Born: Unknown
Birthplace: Lancashire

Background:
After taking up the whistle at 15, he progressed to the Select Group 2 referees list in 2016, having over 20 years of refereeing experience, which includes a year as an assistant referee in the Premier League.

He made his EFL Championship debut in February 2013, taking charge of the Millwall v Peterborough United game.

Swans related Fact(s):
This was Bond’s fifth Swansea City home game, having also officiated three Swans away games.

Here are the all important facts and figures for each game that he has been a referee for a Swansea City game:

Date
Competition
Home Team
Score
Away Team
26-Apr-22ChampionshipSwans3:3AFC Bournemouth
1-May-21ChampionshipSwans2:1Derby County
13-Mar-21ChampionshipLuton Town0:1Swans
2-Jan-21
Championship
Swans
2:1
Watford
18-Jul-20
Championship
Swans
1:0
Bristol City
24-Sep-19
Carabao Cup 3rd Round
Watford
2:1
Swans
31-Aug-19
Championship
Leeds United
0:1
Swans
24-Nov-18
Championship
Swans
1:4
Norwich City

In summary, Darren Bond’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P5 W3 D1 L1

Away Games
P3 W2 D0 L1

Overall Record
P8 W5 D1 L2

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 75%

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