Meet the Referee – Tony Harrington

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 is on Tony Harrington, who was appointed the referee for the Swansea City v Reading Championship game on Saturday, 27 November 2021.

Tony Harrington

Referee Harrington was assisted by Edward Smart and Steven Meredith, with Lee Swabey the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Tony Harrington
Birthplace: Cleveland, Teesside.

Background:
Harrington, who has been a Select Group 2 referee since the start of the 2012-13 season, will take charge of his 9th Championship game this season and 88th game at this level overall.

Having started as a referee at the age of 14 in the Teesside Junior Football Alliance, his career as an official includes, spending four years as an EFL assistant referee and four years in the National League, before his promotion to the Football League referees list in 2012.

Swans related Fact(s):
This was only the second Swans home game that Harrington has officiated, having remarkably been the referee for 10 Swansea City away games to date.

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
27-Now-2021ChampionshipSwans2:3Reading
06-Nov-2021ChampionshipAFC Bournemouth4:0Swans
18-Sep-2021 Championship Luton Town3:3Swans
17-May-2021Championship Play-Off Semi-Final 1st LegBarnsley0:1Swans
02-Apr-2021ChampionshipBirmingham City1:0Swans
30-Jan-2020
Championship
Rotherham United
1:3
Swans
29-Nov-2020
Championship
Nottingham Forest
0:1
Swans
17-Oct-2020
Championship
Swans
1:2
Huddersfield Town
20-Jun-2020
Championship
Middlesbrough
0:3
Swans
12-Jan-2020
Championship
Cardiff City
0:0
Swans
21-Sep-2019
Championship
Bristol City
0:0
Swans
3-Nov-2018
Championship
Rotherham United
2:1
Swans

In summary, Tony Harrington’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P2 W0 D0 L2

Away Games
P10 W4 D3 L3

Overall Record
P12 W4 D3 L5

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 58%

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