Meet the Referee – Matthew Donohue

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 Matthew Donohue, who has been appointed the referee for the Bristol City v Swansea City Championship game on Sunday, 10 March 2024.

Referee Matthew Donohue

Referee Donohue will be assisted by Paul Hodskinson and Lee Venamore, with Stephen Martin the fourth official for the game.

Name: Matthew Donohue
Birthplace: Greater Manchester

Referee Matt Donohue started his career as an official at the age of just 14, before he gained promotion to the EFL list of assistants in 2014.

After successive promotions through the refereeing ranks, he was promoted to the National List of Referees prior to the 2018/19 season.

Donohue refereed 39 matches during his first season on the EFL circuit and continued his impressive rise when he was appointed to the Select Group 2 list of officials in the summer of 2019.

His first game in the EFL Championship was in August 2019, when he took charge of the Hull City’s 2-1 victory over Reading.

Swans related Fact(s):
This will be the 5th time that Donohue has been a referee for a Swansea City away match, having officiated seven Swans home games so far in his career.

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
10-Mar-2024ChampionshipBristol City?:?Swans
13-Jan-2024ChampionshipBirmingham City2:2Swans
29-Aug-2023Carabao CupSwans2:3AFC Bournemouth
15-Apr-2023ChampionshipSwans1:0Huddersfield Town
11-Feb-2023ChampionshipSheffield United3:0Swans
30-Jul-2022ChampionshipRotherham United1:1Swans
11-Dec-2021ChampionshipSwans 1:4Nottingham Forest
30-Oct-2021 Championship Swans3:0Peterborough United
13-Apr-2021ChampionshipSheffield Wednesday0:2Swans
Rotherham United
8-Feb-2021 Championship Swans 2:3 Derby County

In summary, Matthew Donohue’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P7 W3 D0 L4

Away Games
P4 W1 D2 L1

Overall Record
P11 W4 D2 L5

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 64%

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