Ref climbs lad­der

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY ANDREW PENTOL

AS BIT­TER ri­vals Tot­ten­ham and Arse­nal were pre­par­ing to lock horns in Wed­nes­day’s Car­ling Cup semi-fi­nal first leg, for­mer JC MSFL ref­eree Richard Jaye was run­ning the line in the FA Pre­mier Re­serve League clash be­tween the teams at Barnet’s Un­der­hill.

The 27-year-old re­cruit­ment man­ager, who of­fi­ci­ates in leagues in­clud­ing the Na­tion­wide Con­fer­ence and Ry­man, was pleased with his per­for­mance in a match Spurs won 3-0.

“I was thrilled to be as­signed a north Lon­don derby as to get one at any level is ex­tremely dif­fi­cult,” Jaye told JC Sport. “The only dis­ap­point­ment was that both teams fielded few high profile play­ers, which was hardly sur­pris­ing with the Car­ling Cup match later in the week. It was an easy game to of­fi­ci­ate with the ref­eree agree­ing with my deci- sion to flag for a penalty. There was also a send­ing off which was clear-cut.

“The as­ses­sor was pleased with ev­ery­thing I did which is ex­tremely en­cour­ag­ing.”

Jaye is coached by for­mer Fifa and Premiership of­fi­cial Martin Bo­den­ham. The Waltham Abbey res­i­dent’s next ob­jec­tive is to run the line in the Foot­ball League. “I just need to work on my fit­ness in or­der to progress.”

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