Meet the Referee – Kevin Friend

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 spotlight for our man in the middle falls on Kevin Friend, who was appointed the referee for the Reading v Swans EFL Championship game on 18 April 2022.

Kevin Friend

Referee Friend was assisted by Scott Ledger and Matthew Wilkes, with Declan Bourne the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Kevin Friend
DOB: 8th July 1971
Birthplace: Bristol

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
18-Apr-22
Championship
Reading4:4Swans
23-Jan-21
FA Cup 4th Round
Swans
5:1
Nottingham Forest
9-Feb-19
Championship
Swans
1:0
Millwall
29-Sep-18
Championship
Swans
3:0
Queens Park Rangers
5-May-18
Premier League
Bournemouth
1:0
Swans
17-Mar-18
FA Cup Quarter-Final
Swans
0:3
Tottenham Hotspur
26-Dec-17
Premier League
Liverpool
5:0
Swans
08-Apr-17
Premier League
West Ham United
1:0
Swans
21-Jan-17
Premier League
Liverpool
2:3
Swans
31-Dec-16
Premier League
Swans
0:3
AFC Bournemouth
26-Nov-16
Premier League
Swans
5:4
Crystal Palace
10-Jan-16
FA Cup Third Round
Oxford United
3:2
Swans
31-Oct-15
Premier League
Swans
0:3
Arsenal
11-May-15
Premier League
Arsenal
0:1
Swansea
02-Dec-14
Premier League
Swans
2:0
Queens Park Rangers
01-Nov-14
Premier League
Everton
0:0
Swans
13-Sep-14
Premier League
Chelsea
4:2
Swans
16-Feb-14
FA Cup Fifth Round
Everton
3:1
Swans
22-Sep-13
Premier League
Crystal Palace
0:2
Swans
07-May-13
Premier League
Wigan Athletic
2:3
Swans
24-Feb-13
League Cup Final
Bradford City
0:5
Swans
03-Nov-12
Premier League
Swans
1:1
Chelsea
31-Jan-12
Premier League
Swans
1:1
Chelsea
21-Dec-11
Premier League
Everton
1:0
Swans
26-Oct-10
League Cup Fourth Round
Wigan Athletic
2:0
Swans
30-Aug-08
Championship
Swans
1:1
Sheffield Wednesday
30-Nov-07
FA Cup 2nd Round
Horsham
1:1
Swans
05-Dec-06
League One Brighton
3:2
Swans

In summary, Kevin Friends’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P11 W5 D3 L3

Away Games
P17 W6 D3 L8

Overall Record
P28 W11 D6 L11

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 61%

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