Alloa Athletic seek for substitute referee amongst spectators
Alloa Athletic have been pressured to hunt a substitute match official among the many crowd earlier than Saturday’s Scottish League Cup tie with Ross County might start.
Referee Greg Aitken was unable to supervise the sport at brief discover, and Alloa used their stadium loudspeaker to seek for a certified substitute.
The match kicked off 17 minutes late with Ryan Lee, initially an assistant referee, in cost.
Domestically based mostly Stuart Johnson was known as in to exchange Lee on the touchline.
The Scottish FA grade 4 official was permitted to evaluate offside selections after discussions between the brand new refereeing group.
Fourth officers are usually not usually utilized in video games between groups outdoors of Scotland’s high flight, so no apparent substitute was accessible on the Indodrill Stadium.
Group A foes Alloa and County, each of whom play within the Championship, are bidding to succeed in the League Cup final 16.