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Keith Stroud in charge for Boxing Day clash

Match Officials confirmed for Boxing Day visit from Aston Villa

24 December 2017

Referee: Keith Stroud

Assistant RefereesJohn Flynn and Daniel Robathan

Fourth Official: Andy Woolmer

Keith Stroud is one of the most recognisable referees on the EFL circuit having taken charge of his first professional game way back in 2004.

Over the past 14 seasons he has been involved in FA Cup and Play-Off finals, as well as spending a number of seasons officiating in the Premier League. In total, Keith has taken charge of 16 Bees games, dating back to 2006, most notably our 2-2 draw at Bramall Lane in April 2013, which saw four penalties and red cards given. 

This campaign Keith has taken charge of 13 matches showing 65 yellow, and 5 red, cards. 

Aston Villa 2017/18

265 fouls – 13th in Championship

26 yellow cards – 23rd in Championship

2 red cards – 4th in Championship


There's nothing quite like football on Boxing Day, especially this season, as The Bees face Aston Villa at Griffin Park. Get your tickets from £25 adults and £8 Juniors. Buy online here now.


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