Aussie Gillett takes Watford MNF - Referee
Thursday, 28th Jan 2021 14:07 by Clive Whittingham
Australian Jarred Gillett, in his second full season on the EFL list, takes QPR for the second time in his career in Monday's televised game at Watford.
Referee >>> Jarred Gillett (Queensland)
Assistants >>> Philip Dermott (Lancashire) and Paul Hodskinson (Lancashire)
Fourth Official >>> Gavin Ward (Hampshire)
It was, to this point, a game for the centre backs: Rob Dickie standing up well to everything you expect when you go to play at The Den; Millwall’s three of Hutchinson, Pearce and Cooper almost entirely untroubled by Lyndon Dykes’ ongoing toil. By half time, an argument/constructive discussion about whether the radiators should be on three or four at the moment had broken out back at base. Ball’s embarrassingly shambolic dive for a penalty, rightly carded by Australian referee Jarred Gillett, rather summed it all up.
Millwall: Bialkowski 7; Hutchinson 6, Pearce 6 (Bodvarsson 66, 7), Cooper 7; Romeo 8, Woods 6, Williams 6 (Smith 64, 6), Malone 6; Wallace 6 (Burey 89, -), Bennett 6 (Leonard 64, 6), Parrott 6 (Bradshaw 74, 6)
Subs not used: Fielding, Wallace, Thompson, Ferguson
Goals: Bodvarsson 70 (assisted Wallace)
QPR: Dieng 7; Kakay 6, Dickie 7, Barbet 6, Hämäläinen 6; Ball 5, Cameron 6; Osayi-Samuel 6, Carroll 7 (Thomas 77, 4), Chair 8 (Bonne 77, 5); Dykes 5
Subs not used: Kane, Willock, Masterson, Bettache, Kelman, Kelly, Adomah
Goals: Chair 53 (assisted Carroll)
Bookings: Ball 16 (diving) Barbet 75 (foul), Bonne 90+1 (foul)
Referee – Jarred Gillett (Gold Coast) 8 Controlled a potentially difficult match very well, with few errors and the big decisions correct. Has a bit of a reputation as a card happy official but only showed three here, all justified, and controlled the game in an unfussy, unobtrusive manner.
Jarred Gillett, from the Gold Coast in Australia, moved from his homeland’s A League to join the EFL list towards the end of the 2018/19 season. He was given a game in each of League Two, One and the Championship to start with, making a Championship debut at Blackburn 2-2 Swansea. The eight cards he showed at Fleetwood 0-0 Bristol Rovers was in keeping with prolific form in Australia over the previous season – he’d already booked 66 (3.88) and sent four off in the 17 games he’d done at home that year. In 2017/18 he booked 85 (4.04) and sent four off in 21 and the year before he booked a whopping 96 (5.64) and sent seven off in just 17 matches.
The 2019/20 campaign was his first full on in England and he booked 95 (3.27) and sent two off in 29 outings with a couple of eight-card hauls the most in a single game. There were six yellows and a last minute winner for the visitors in his only Millwall game to date as they lost 2-1 at home to Barnsley. He’s already done 17 matches in 2020/21, with 55 yellows and two reds. Fifteen of those 17 games have been in the Championship and, with much longer VAR experience than any referee on our list currently, he’s clearly being eyed up for a speedy elevation into the Prem.
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