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Gillett back for Swansea trip - Referee
Monday, 19th Apr 2021 16:58 by Clive Whittingham

Australian Jarred Gillett, by far the best referee we’ve had in our Championship games so far this season, gets a fourth QPR appointment of 2020/21 as the R’s head to Swansea on Tuesday evening.

Referee >>> Jarred Gillett (Queensland)

Assistants >>> Paul Hodskinson (Lancashire) and Graham Kane

Fourth Official >>> John Brooks (Leicestershire)


QPR 3 Millwall 2, Wednesday March 17, 2021, Championship

QPR: Dieng 7; Dickie 6, De Wijs 6, Barbet 6; Kane 4 (Adomah 76, 6), Cameron 4 (Field 70, 6), Johansen 7, Willock 6 (Chair 70, 7), Wallace 7; Austin 6 (Bonne 79, 6), Dykes 7 (Ball 90+1, -)

Subs not used: Lumley, Kakay, Hämäläinen, Thomas

Goals: Austin 51 (assisted Cameron), Johansen 67 (assisted Wallace), De Wijs 86 (assisted Chair)

Bookings: De Wijs 56 (foul), Johansen 88 (foul)

Millwall: Bialkowski 6; Hutchinson 5, Pearce 5 (Burey 89, -), Cooper 6; Romeo 7, Woods 6 (Mitchell 77, 6), Evans 6 (Bradshaw 89, -), Thompson 6 (Williams 77, 6), Malone 6; Wallace 7, Bennett 6 (Bovarsson 77, 5)

Subs not used: Fielding, M Wallace, Ferguson, McNamara

Goals: Wallace 6 (assisted Woods), Bennett 39 (assisted Cooper)

Referee – Jarred Gillett (Queensland) 7 A lot to like about this referee, though I thought he was incredibly generous not to book Bennett for a horrible tackle eight minutes into the game – basically seemed to let him off because it was a bit early in the game but it wasn’t a good one at all.

Watford 1 QPR 2, Monday February 1, 2021, Championship

Immensely frustrating, therefore, that Rangers should then immediately master their own downfall with a series of basic errors from senior players. Ball went first, laying a relatively simple pass up woefully short of Barbet forcing the Frenchman to try and retrieve the situation with a string of his favourite wild sliding tackles. There were two chances for Lee Wallace to clear the resulting corner, the first a free header with time to pick a spot which he directed straight into traffic, the second a ball away down the line or into the main stand on his favoured foot which he delayed long enough for Cleverley to block it back into a problematic area. Geoff Cameron, having a breather on the perimeter track, then tried to rectify all of this by haring into a needless, clumsy tackle on Sarr. You don’t need a referee as good as Jarred Gillett obviously is to spot that, I think even Keith Stroud could have managed it, and Priam King of Troy dispatched the penalty kick in his usual manner, stopping only to run past Seny Dieng and call him a cunt on his exit route. You’re playing with the real men now children. The five-step approach was as far as Deeney had run all game.

Watford: Bachmann 6; Navarro 5, Troost-Ekong 6, Sierralta 6, Ngakia 5 (Wilmot 83, -); Sarr 5, Cleverley 6, Chalobah 5 (Sinckernagel 83, -), Hughes 5 (Sema 67, 7); Deeney 5, Pedro 5 (Gray 67, 5)

Subs not used: Cathcart, Elliot, Dalby, Barrett, Hungbo (alright mate don’t show off)

Goals: Deeney 52 (penalty, won Sarr)

Bookings: Sierralta 54 (deliberate handball), Navarro 90+3 (foul)

QPR: Dieng 7; Dickie 7, Cameron 5, Barbet 7; Kane 7, Ball 6, Johansen 7 (Willock 67, 7), Chair 6 (Adomah 82, -), Wallace 5; Bonne 5 (Thomas 89, -), Austin 6 (Kelman 82, -)

Subs not used: Lumley, Kakay, Hämäläinen, Bettache

Goals: Austin 73 (assisted Willock), Adomah 90 (assisted Kane)

Bookings: Wallace 33 (foul)

Referee – Jarred Gillett (Gold Coast) 8 Very good again, with all big decisions correct, and the game calmly and effectively managed. Rather generous on a couple of occasions with his yellow card, which you’d ordinarily expect to see for Cameron’s tackle for the penalty, and Willock’s late cynical foul to disrupt a last-minute attack, and Austin’s deliberate foul on the Watford keeper to stop him launching a first half counter. But he’s been the best referee we’ve had this season in both his games so far.

Millwall 1 QPR 1, Tuesday December 8, 2020, Championship

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. He’s done 28 matches in 2020/21, with 89 yellows and two reds. Twenty six of those 28 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. This is his third Swansea appointment, all of them coming last season – a 0-0 at Derby, a 1-1 at Huddersfield when he sent off the hosts’ Trevoh Chalobah, and a 3-1 away win at Birmingham.

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