Ashton referee to take charge of Merseyside derby on Sunday
Tuesday 27th November 2018 @ 12:55 by Mark Phillip

Ashton referee Chris Kavanagh is gearing up for his toughest test of the season, as the 33-year-old is set to take charge of the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on Sunday.

Kavanagh will be assisted on the day by Daniel Cook and Sian Massey-Ellis, while Anthony Taylor has been given the role of fourth official.

Kavanagh, who started officiating as a 13-year-old, made his Premier League debut in the game between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton in April 2017. The game ended 1-0 to Saints, thanks to Jordy Clasie’s effort in the 25thminute.

He has since taken charge of a number of games in the Premier League and Championship, while his biggest honour to date arguably came at the end of the 2016/17 season, in which he officiated the League One Play-Off Final between Scunthorpe United and Milwall at Wembley Stadium. He also took charge of the FA Trophy Final between Brackley Town and Bromley at Wembley Stadium last season.

Kavanagh’s latest appearance came in the 1-1 draw between Brighton and Leicester in the Premier League last weekend.