Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Fearn to make history
Amy Fearn will become the first woman to referee an FA Cup first-round match when she takes charge of Corby against Dover on Saturday.
The 35-year-old was also the first woman to referee in the Football League in 2010 when Tony Bates suffered a calf strain and Fearn, as senior assistant, took over for the final 20 minutes of Coventry's 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest.
She was the second woman to be an assistant referee at the highest level after Wendy Toms.