John Mulligan

CFA Referees receive end-of season play-off appointments

Congratulations to the following match officials

Cumberland FA are pleased to receive news of the following appointments for its affiliated referees in upcoming play-off fixtures.

Anthony On Friday 12 May, Anthony Backhouse (Level 1) will referee the EFL League One Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg between Peterborough Utd and Sheffield Wednesday (KO 8pm, live on Sky Sports)

Meanwhile, two days later on Sunday 14 May, John Mulligan (Level 2b) will be referee for Brackley Town v Kidderminster Harriers in the National League North Play-Off Final (KO 3.30pm, live on BT Sport). 

Scott Taylor, Cumberland FA Referee Development Officer, said: “These play-off games reflect the hard work and commitment shown by both these referees over the season at their respective level and I am extremely happy for them both.

"It is also a sign of their ability and hopefully an indication that both will receive further good news in the coming weeks when reclassification decisions are made for next season.

"It is great for us to have two Cumberland FA referees on such important games representing the County FA. Both lads act as County CORE Group referee coaches and have given up their spare time this season supporting our grassroots referees with potential and so it is nice that these local referees of the future can see local lads operating on the TV this weekend at a very high level of the game.”