Meet the Referee – Oliver Langford

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 Oliver Langford, who was appointed the referee for the Peterborough United v Swansea City Championship game on Wednesday, 16 March 2022.

Oliver Langford

Langford was assisted by Phillip Dermott and Daniel Leech, with Josh Smith being the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Oliver Langford
Birthplace: West Midlands.

Background:
Langford is now in his 13th season as a football league referee, having made his debut in August 2008 for the league two clash between Rochdale and Barnet.

Swans related Fact(s):
This was the 7th time that Langford has officiated a Swansea City away game, having been a referee for just three Swans home games.

Langford awarded an extremely harsh penalty against Connor Roberts in the away game at Bristol City in October 2020, when the Welshman was already on the floor face down in the penalty area!

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
16-Mar-22ChampionshipPeterborough United2:3Swans
01-Feb-22ChampionshipSwans0:1Luton Town
23-Oct-21
Championship
Birmingham City2:1Swans
24-Oct-20
Championship
Bristol City
1:1
Swans
15-Jul-20 Championship Nottingham Forest
2:2
Swans
05-Oct-19
Championship
Swans
1:2
Stoke City
22-Dec-18
Championship
Hull City
3:2
Swans
06-Oct-18
Championship
Swans
2:3
Ipswich Town
16-Oct-10
Championship
Reading
0:1
Swans
19-Dec-09
Championship
Sheffield Wednesday
0:2
Swans

In summary, Oliver Langford’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P2 W0 D0 L2

Away Games
P7 W3 D2 L2

Overall Record
P9 W3 D2 L4

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 55%

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