Colin started refereeing in his native North East in 1988 and progressed through the Wearside and Northern Leagues to reach the National List in 1994.
He was promoted to the Referees' List in 2000.
Honours include A/R FA Trophy Final in 2000, 4th Official FL Play Off Final in 2005, and refereeing appointments for FL Play Off Semi Finals in 2005/06/07.
This will be his second visit this season to the Don Valley, Colin reffed our 2-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over Leicester City.
Running the lines will be Simon Clayton (Co.Durham) and Geoff Eltringham(Tyne & Wear)
The Fourth Official is Rob Merchant (Staffordshire)