Meet the Referee – Geoff Eltringham

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 Geoff Eltringham, who was appointed the referee for the Swansea City v Coventry City Championship game on Saturday, 5 March 2021.

Geoff Eltringham

Referee Eltringham was assisted by Andrew Dallison and Craig Taylor, while Lee Swabey was the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Geoff Eltringham
Born: 1980
Birthplace: County Durham

Background:
Eltringham was appointed on to The Football League list as an assistant in 2008, before being upgraded to referee just a year later in 2009.

A self-confessed Sunderland fan, the former season ticket holder made his football league debut as a referee for the Morecambe v Hereford game in League Two on 8 August 2009.

Swans related Fact(s):
Eltringham has been a referee for ten Swansea City games to date, three of which were during the 2018/19 season.

He has officiated four Swansea City games during the 2020/21 season, having officiated only one Swans game the seasons before.

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
5-Mar-22ChampionshipSwans3:1Coventry City
20-Aug-21ChampionshipBristol City0:1Swans
17-May-21Championship Play-Off Semi-Final 1st LegBarnsley0:1Swans
08-May-21ChampionshipWatford2:0Swans
17-Feb-21
Championship
Swans
1:0
Nottingham Forest
26-Sep-20
Championship
Wycombe Wanderers
0:2
Swans
01-Feb-20
Championship
Preston North End
1:1
Swans
27-Apr-19
Championship
Swans
2:2
Hull City
23-Feb-19
Championship
Sheffield Wednesday
3:1
Swans
23-Oct-18
Championship
Swans
3:1
Blackburn Rovers

In summary, Geoff Eltringham’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P4 W3 D1 L0

Away Games
P6 W3 D1 L2

Overall Record
P10 W6 D2 L2

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 80%

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