Date: 3rd October 2009 at 8:57am
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David Phillips is a policeman from Sussex and married with two children Christopher & Lauren. He enjoys a bit of hillwalking, camping and skiing. Having started officiating matches in 1981 he was promoted to the National List of Referees in 2008.

A season taking charge of the Conference, and a season in League Two last year, where he incurred the wrath of Keith Hill and Rochdale at Exeter City. Yet to take charge of a game involving the Bantams, or Northampton we can all only hope that Phillips performs better than his wet-behind-the-ears counterpart from Tuesday evening.

Phillips’ refereeing records reads as you would expect. 44% of the time the home side win, and there’s an equal chance of a draw or an away victory. Statistics are just numbers and don’t impact on the outcome of the game and with positive outcomes for the Bantams in spite of a referee’s history such figures don’t mean very much. However, it is worth nothing that Phillips tends to favour the home side and it might not be bad preparation for the Bantams to turn up at Sixfields expecting there to be some partiality from the man in black towards the men in brown.

He will be supported on the touchlines by Andy Hendley and Amy Rayner with 4th official duties being conducted by Mark Weaver.