Meet the Referee – Leigh Doughty

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 Leigh Doughty, who was appointed the referee for the Hull City v Swansea City Championship game on Saturday, 29 January 2022.

Referee Leigh Doughty
Image Credit: Swansea City Football Club

Referee Doughty was assisted by Nick Greenhalgh and Robert Merchant, with Samuel Barrott the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Leigh Doughty
Birthplace: Lancashire

Doughty began refereeing in 2007 and was handed the play-off semi-final between Salford City and Eastleigh in the National League in 2018-19.

The Freckleton-based official, arrived in the EFL at the start of the 2019-20 season, following his promotion to the National List of Referees after just one campaign in the National League.

In what was only his second season in the EFL, Doughty was promoted to the Select Group Two group of match officials and was predominantly refereeing at Championship level.

His first game in the EFL Championship was in September 2020, when he took charge of Rotherham United’s 1 nil defeat at home to Millwall.

Doughty is also one of the very few professional referees that has a twitter account – @LeighDoughts – albeit private.

Swans related Fact(s):
This was only the second time that referee Leigh Doughty 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:

Home Team
Away Team
29-January-2022ChampionshipHull City2:0Swans
Luton Town

In summary, Leigh Doughty’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P1 W1 D0 L0

Away Games
P1 W0 D0 L1

Overall Record
P2 W1 D0 L1

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 50%

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