Meet the Referee – Joshua Smith

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 Joshua Smith, who was appointed the referee for the Cardiff City v Swansea City EFL Championship game on Saturday, 2 April 2022.

Joshua Smith
Referee Josh Smith

Referee Smith was assisted by Ian Cooper and Sam Lewis, with Dean Whitestone the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Joshua Smith
Birthplace: Peterborough

Background:
Known as Josh Smith, he is one of the youngest referees in the professional game, having started refereeing in 2006, aged just 14, thus following in the footsteps of his father, who had also been a football referee.

He has received successive promotions from the National League onto the EFL referees list and then to the Select Group 2 List of Referees from last season (2020-2021).

Swans related Fact(s):
This was the fourth time that referee Josh Smith has officiated a Swansea City game.

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
2-April-2022ChampionshipCardiff City0:4Swans
22-January-2022ChampionshipSwans1:0Preston North End
29-September-2021ChampionshipFulham3:1Swans
17-August-2021
Championship
Swans
1:3 Stoke City

In summary, Joshua Smith’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P2 W1 D0 L1

Away Games
P2 W1 D0 L1

Overall Record
P4 W2 D0 L2

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 50%

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