Burnley v Everton


at 2018-03-03 15:34:21

SUMMARY:-   A satisfying afternoon for Chris Kavanagh. Most offences were of a minor careless type and these were all detected and dealt with accordingly, while advantage was used sensibly when possible to allow flow to the game. When offences became reckless the two yellow cards were given and were bothy completely justified.  The Referees positioning for corner kicks and attacking free-kicks was very good and this always gave him clear views of goalmouth challenges. None more so than the incident which quite rightly resulted in a red card for Williams of Everton. The Referee’s body language and high fitness level enabled him to obtain control in a very “low key” manner which players warmed to. There was never any complaints about the Referee’s decisions with the cautions and sending-off being accepted readily. Quick counter-attacks never posed a problem to the Referee and his reading of the patterns and phases of play became better and better as the game progressed. Overall this was a good performance where (for once) we are not talking about any contentious refereeing decisions. Hopefully this will be the order of the weekends Refereeing performances. Join RefCam for Liverpool v Newcastle today at 17.30, Mancheter City v Chelsea tomorrow at 16.00 and Crystal Palace v Manchester United on Monday at 20.00. Thanks for being with me this afternoon.

at 2018-03-03 15:21:28


Full Time

Good detection of foul by Niasse on Lowton.

at 2018-03-03 15:18:31

3 minutes of additional time. Foul by Martina on Barnes gives Burnley a free-kick.

at 2018-03-03 15:16:20

Foul by Lowton.. free-kick Everton.  Great detection by the Referee of the flailing arm by Williams on Barnes. Red Cardfor Williams accepted without complaint by the Everton player.

at 2018-03-03 15:12:44

Foul by Calvin-Lewis on the Burnley goalkeeper. Free-kick awarded.

at 2018-03-03 15:10:59

Foul by Barnes easily detected. Free-kick to Everton.  Substitution for Everton… Bolasie for Sigurdsson.

at 2018-03-03 15:09:07

Good advantage applied by the Referee leads to an Everton corner kick.   Excellent position by AR1 allows him to spot the ball was out of play when the Everton goalkeeper caught it and hence a corner kick awarded correctly.  GOAL! for Burnley by Wood to give them the lead. Can they now win a game for the first time after coming from behind ?

at 2018-03-03 15:01:02

Both Assistants are showing a good standard of fitness which is ensuring they are correctly positioned particularly when the ball is played into their area of patrol.

at 2018-03-03 14:57:44

The clear view that the Referee had for the Burnley corner kick enabled him to easily spot the foul by Tarkowski and hence award Everton the free-kick.     Everton substitution … Niasse for Tosun.   Good flag by AR2 to indicate an offence by the Everton attacker enabled the Referee to immediately award Burnley a free-kick. Good co-operation by the Officials.

at 2018-03-03 14:52:07

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at 2018-03-03 14:50:23

As the game progresses the Referee seems to be growing into it, reading the pattern and phases of play somewhat better and hence allowing him to use his fitness more efficiently.

at 2018-03-03 14:47:33

Free-kick for Everton..  Substitution by Everton…Rooney for Davies.

at 2018-03-03 14:45:00

Added concentration from the Referee now required.

at 2018-03-03 14:43:53

Good, positive flag signals by AR1 to indicate immediately throw direction.  The Referees body language gives off a positive, confident manner and so far this has ensured decisions are being accepted without complaint particularly as his positioning is ensuring he is rarely remote from play when having to make a judgement.  GOAL! Equalising goal for Burnley by Barnes.

at 2018-03-03 14:38:11

Another brilliant save by Pickford prevents Burnley equalising.  Another good save from the corner. The Referee takes up a good position to gain a clear view of the goalmouth challenges again to ensure no offences are committed.

at 2018-03-03 14:32:46

Burnley substitution Wood for Hendrick.



Everton start the second half hoping to get only their second away win of the season which would take them level with Burnley on points but behind on goal difference.

at 2018-03-03 14:30:22

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at 2018-03-03 14:24:51

Mid point summary.:   A fairly straightforward half for the Referee. Most offences have been of a minor careless nature and have been recognised as such and dealt with accordingly. The two reckless challenges were correctly punished with yellow cards and in my opinion the Walcott challenge was dealt with sensibly. The only hiccup was missing the challenge on the Burnley player just prior to the incident which led to Westwoods caution. However, so far so good.

at 2018-03-03 14:17:20

Half Time

at 2018-03-03 14:14:56

Batrnes always making himself a nuisance but the Referee always keeping a close watch to ensure challenges remain within the Laws.

at 2018-03-03 14:12:48

Walcott foul on Ward. “Quiet word” rebuke for the Everton player and free-kick award probably sufficient as he player was unaware his opponent was there.

at 2018-03-03 14:07:20

Westwood reckless challenge on Davies. Yellow Cardcorrectly issued to Westwood

at 2018-03-03 14:02:03

Great save by Pickford leads to Burnley corner.   Good positioning by Referee at edge of penalty area gives unobstructed views of goalmouth action.

at 2018-03-03 13:58:43

Silly reckless challenge by Calvin-lewin. Yellow CardCalvin-Lewin completely warranted.  A quick counter-attack tests the Referees sprinting ability and he is not found wanting, covering ground very quickly.

at 2018-03-03 13:52:10

Foul by Westwood leads to Everton Free-kick.  GOAL! scored by Tosun for Everton. This season Burnley have never won a game after going a goal behind.

S.M. at 2018-03-03 13:47:08

It is noticeable at times that the Referees’ movement is reactive rather then pro-active. Increased anticipation of play would aid this.

S.M. at 2018-03-03 13:44:13

Good movement by the Referee in dealing with a quick Everton counter-attack. The Referee sensibly conserving energy by walking when appropriate without compromising position. A good, prompt flag by AR1 to indicate offside offence.

S.M. at 2018-03-03 13:38:57

Trip by Martina on Lennon. Burnley free-kick.

S.M. at 2018-03-03 13:34:11

Two clumsy minor fouls immediately detected and correctly punished with free-kick awards.

S.M. at 2018-03-03 13:30:23

Burnley get the game underway.

S.M. at 2018-03-03 12:51:38

Good afternoon and welcome to the first of this weekends RefCam games which comes from Turf more and features Burnley against Everton.   Burnley are 7th in the Premier league table while Everton are 9th only 3 points behind. However, Everton are only 7 points above the relegation positions and hence will be looking for a win to keep breathing space between themselves and their rivals.

Todays match will be controlled by Chris Kavanagh who will be assisted by Lee Betts and Constantine Hatzidakis with Jon Moss acting as 4th Official.    Join me in around 40 minutes . Just time for a quick cuppa.