Matthew Tipton Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Matthew John Tipton
  • Born: June 29th, 1980 (Bangor)
  • Position: Forward
  • Signed: May 13th, 2014
  • First Manager: Glenn Ferguson
  • Left Club: March 24th, 2016
  • Career Totals: 69 appearances, 28 goals
  • Also Played For: Bury, Dundalk, Linfield, Oldham Athletic, Portadown


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2015-2016 18 (4) 9 1 1 27.3% 13.6% 59.1%
2014-2015 43 (4) 19 2 0 44.7% 14.9% 40.4%
Totals: 61 (8) 28


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 30/01/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A) 2 - 4
 05/12/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A) 2 - 4
 01/12/15 Semi final vs. Larne (A) 3 - 2
 28/11/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (A) 2 - 3
 21/11/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (H) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 30/01/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A) 2 - 4
 28/11/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (A) 2 - 3
 10/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A) 2 - 3
 26/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (A) 2 - 1
 12/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H) 6 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 30/01/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  2 - 4
 28/11/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  2 - 3
 28/11/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  2 - 3
 10/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  2 - 3
 26/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (A)  2 - 1
 12/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  6 - 1
 12/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  6 - 1
 12/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  6 - 1
 05/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  3 - 1
 07/04/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (H)  2 - 1
 28/03/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  3 - 1
 28/02/15 Quarter final vs. HW Welders (A)  3 - 2
 17/01/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  5 - 5
 17/01/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  5 - 5
 10/01/15 Round 5 vs. Crumlin Star (H)  4 - 0
 26/12/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  4 - 3
 26/12/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  4 - 3
 16/12/14 Semi final vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  3 - 2
 06/12/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  2 - 3
 15/11/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (A)  2 - 2
 15/11/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (A)  2 - 2
 07/10/14 Round 3 vs. Ballyclare Com. (H)  3 - 1
 07/10/14 Round 3 vs. Ballyclare Com. (H)  3 - 1
 07/10/14 Round 3 vs. Ballyclare Com. (H)  3 - 1
 27/09/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  2 - 2
 25/08/14 Round 2 vs. Newington (H)  3 - 0
 23/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  3 - 0
 23/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  3 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 27/02/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  2 - 4
 20/02/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  0 - 2
 12/02/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  0 - 2
 30/01/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  2 - 4
 23/01/16 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  0 - 4
 05/12/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A)  2 - 4
 01/12/15 Semi final vs. Larne (A)  3 - 2
 28/11/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  2 - 3
 21/11/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (H)  1 - 1
 24/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  1 - 0
 17/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  1 - 3
 10/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  2 - 3
 03/10/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  2 - 4
 26/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (A)  2 - 1
 19/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  1 - 1
 12/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  6 - 1
 05/09/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  3 - 1
 01/09/15 Round 2 vs. Moyola Park (A)  4 - 1
 28/08/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Carrick Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 15/08/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  0 - 2
 12/08/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  1 - 7
 08/08/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  0 - 4
 18/04/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  2 - 1
 11/04/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Institute (A)  2 - 1
 07/04/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (H)  2 - 1
 04/04/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 0
 28/03/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  3 - 1
 21/03/15 Semi final vs. Portadown (N)  1 - 3
 14/03/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  1 - 3
 06/03/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  0 - 1
 28/02/15 Quarter final vs. HW Welders (A)  3 - 2
 10/02/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Glentoran (H)  1 - 3
 07/02/15 Round 6 vs. Cliftonville (A)  2 - 1
 31/01/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  1 - 2
 24/01/15 Final vs. Cliftonville (N)  2 - 3
 17/01/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  5 - 5
 10/01/15 Round 5 vs. Crumlin Star (H)  4 - 0
 03/01/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  2 - 4
 01/01/15 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (A)  0 - 2
 26/12/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  4 - 3
 20/12/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Institute (A)  2 - 1
 16/12/14 Semi final vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  3 - 2
 13/12/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (H)  0 - 2
 06/12/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  2 - 3
 29/11/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A)  0 - 7
 22/11/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  3 - 0
 15/11/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (A)  2 - 2
 11/11/14 Quarter final vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  3 - 1
 08/11/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  0 - 2
 01/11/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  0 - 4
 28/10/14 Quarter final vs. Cliftonville (A)  3 - 4
 25/10/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  1 - 4
 18/10/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  1 - 2
 11/10/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  2 - 2
 07/10/14 Round 3 vs. Ballyclare Com. (H)  3 - 1
 04/10/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  2 - 3
 27/09/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  2 - 2
 23/09/14 Round 1 vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  3 - 0
 20/09/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  2 - 1
 13/09/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Glentoran (H)  2 - 2
 06/09/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  0 - 3
 02/09/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Institute (H)  2 - 1
 29/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  1 - 2
 25/08/14 Round 2 vs. Newington (H)  3 - 0
 23/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  3 - 0
 16/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Portadown (H)  3 - 2
 13/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  2 - 2
 09/08/14 NIFL Premiership vs. Warrenpoint Town (H)  2 - 0
 02/08/14 Final vs. Cliftonville (A)  0 - 0


Biography

Well travelled veteran Welsh striker Matthew Tipton's last stop of a stellar professional football career was with Ballymena United for two years, of which he was top goalscorer during the 2014/2015 campaign before retiring in April 2016.

Born in Bangor (Wales), 'Tippy' started his career as an apprentice with Oldham Athletic where he made his professional debut in December 1997, after over 100 appearances with the Silkmen he moved to Macclesfield Town in February 2002. He had also earned caps at Under-21 level for Wales during his time with Oldham. Macclesfield proved to the most prolific time of his career in the Football League as he went onto enjoyed three separate spells at Moss Rose between 2002 and 2010. There were short spells at Mansfield (2005) and Bury (2005-2007) as well as a spell in non-league football with Hyde United and Droylsden.

Following release from his third spell at Macclesfield Town, Matthew made his first venture into Irish football with League of Ireland side Dundalk in July 2010. Ronnie McFall persuaded the Welsh forward to join Portadown in December 2010 on an 18 month contract and enjoyed a rich vein of form in front of goal at Shamrock Park which lead to another move for the now 32-year-old ' to David Jeffrey's League Champions, Linfield.

Two seasons at Windsor Park did not go to plan for Matthew due to injuries and the dominance of rivals Cliftonville, which also meant the end of Jeffrey's 17-year- tenure. Following his release from Windsor Park, Glenn Ferguson moved very quickly to snap up the veteran goal-getter in May 2014 initially on a one year deal with Tipton declaring 'the negotiations took only a matter of minutes ' I knew speaking to Glenn (Ferguson), Ballymena was the club for me'. The move proved a master-stroke; Tipton finished top goalscorer with 19 goals in all competitions and picked up a League Cup final runners-up medal following the defeat to Cliftonville in January 2015.

His second season was plagued by niggling injuries which cost Tipton a place in the victorious County Antrim Shield final team, following frank discussions with new United boss David Jeffrey, his contract was mutually terminated in March 2016 with Matthew eventually declaring his retirement a few months later after 28 goals in 69 appearances for the Braidmen.

Following the closure of his playing career, Matthew moved into coaching in May 2016 ' joining Barry Gray's staff at recently relegated Warrenpoint Town. In November 2016, he was elevated to the position of first-team manager with Gray's blessing with his first match of his managerial tenure ironically coming against Ballymena United in the NI League Cup quarter-final.

Last updated: 5 March 2017

Last updated: 7 November 2021



Debut

August 2nd, 2014
Cliftonville 0 - 0 Ballymena United

Charity Shield (Final)


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