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28th June 2005 19:16

Evening Post, 28 June 2005
Mansfield Town have signed former Welsh under-21 international striker Matthew Tipton.

Stags boss Carlton Palmer beat competition from Bury and Darlington to capture the Banger-born player, who is 25 tomorrow.

Tipton was released at the end of the season by Macclesfield.

He made 61 starts for Oldham, as well as 75 substitute appearances, scoring 17 goals, before moving to Moss Rose in February 2002.

He scored 50 goals for Macclesfield, from 131 starts and 20 substitute appearances. Despite scoring 14 goals last season, he was still deemed surplus to requirements.

Stags land Tipton
CHAD website, 27 June 2005
MANSFIELD Town have pulled off another signing coup with the capture of Macclesfield Town club captain Matthew Tipton.
The 5ft 10ins striker, who will be 25 this Wednesday, is one of four or five new faces the club hopes to unveil at a press conference tomorrow morning.
The all-time leading goalscorer at Moss Rose, Tipton netted 14 times last season and says he was initially offered a new contract.
But he claimed that offer was withdrawn after Macclesfield's play-off failure and Stags had to beat off competition from Bury and Darlington for his signature.
Tipton was a product of Oldham Athletic's youth system and after almost 130 games for the Latics, plus appearances for the Welsh U21s, the Bangor-born striker moved on to Macclesfield.
There he was joint top scorer in 2002/03 with 14 and top scorer in 2003/04 with 19 (including a club record 17 League goals).
Tipton Signs
mansfieldtown.net, 27 June 2005
Stags Boss Carlton Palmer beat of fierce competition from League 2 rivals Bury and Darlington to capture the signature of Maclesfield's goal scorer Matthew Tipton.
The 25year old hit man, will be attending Field Mill today to complete the formalities of a medical and introduction to his new team mates.
Tipton is just one of the players that Palmer hops to be introducing to the press on Tuesday and marks another step closer to finalising his squad that will be serious contenders for the 2005/06 campaign.
Meanwhile with the team shaping up the Stags boss is hoping that news of a replacement for Kevin Pilkington will be imminent. He has already made in roads with a premiership keeper and he is hoping that as soon as the player returns form holiday the deal will be concluded.
Bury furious about Tipton u-turn
bbc.co.uk, 27 June 2005
Bury are furious after striker Matthew Tipton changed his mind about joining them and agreed a deal with an as yet unnamed club at the 11th hour.
A statement from the Shakers read: "Both parties did agree a two-year deal. Negotiations were completed on Thursday and the contract was drawn up.
"The player confirmed to the manager and club that he would sign on Friday.
"However, the player received and offer that he described as 'silly money' from another club in League Two."
Meanwhile Cheltenham chairman Paul Baker said they had been in talks with Tipton up until yesterday [Sunday] : "We were able to match the package being offered by Mansfield, but by joining Mansfield he doesn't need to relocate," said Baker.
"That's a big thing for him and that's why we lost him."
Matthew Tipton
Real name Matthew Tipton
Height 5.10
Weight 11.02
Date of birth 29-06-1980
Place of birth Bangor
Position Forward
Nationality England

All time playing career
Club From To Fee League FA Cup League cup Other
13-02-2002 25-05-2005 Free 114 (17) 41 8 (1) 5 3 (1) 1 6 (1) 3
01-08-1997 13-02-2002 Trainee 51 (61) 15 4 (6) 1 3 (4) 0 3 (4) 1
Totals £ 0 165 (78) 56 12 (7) 6 6 (5) 1 9 (5) 4
goals / game 0.23 0.31 0.09 0.28
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals

Macc official site:
Name: Matthew Tipton
Nationality: Welsh
Date of Birth: 29/06/1980
Height: 5' 10" (178cm)
Weight: 10st 7lbs (66.74kg)
Clubs: Oldham
Position: Striker
Tippy provided a real boost to the supporters of the Silkmen as he signed an extension to his contract in the summer of 2004. Initially signing from Oldham in February 2002 he took a while to settle in and then scored three in the last five games of the season, helping the Silkmen to finish comfortably.

He had come through the ranks at Boundary Park and went on to make almost 130 appearances for the Latics (Pictured below) as well as picking up Welsh U 21 honours during his time with the club.

The goalscoring form continued the following year as he finished joint top scorer with 14. 2003/2004 saw him remaining amongst the goals and, despite a month out with injury and an early spell playing on the left wing, he completed the season clear at the top of the Macclesfield goalscoring charts with 19, including a Macclesfield record 17 in League football.

Quick on the turn and ice-cool from the penalty spot, he will be hoping to break that elusive 20-goal barrier for the Silkmen in the coming season.

Season 2004 - 05

Competition Apps
(as sub) Goals Yellow
Cards Red
League 42 (4) 11 6 0
FA Cup 1 (1) 0 0 0
League Cup 1 (0) 0 0 0

Career History:
Club Season Comp. Apps
(as sub) Goals
Macclesfield 2003 - 04 League 34 (4) 16
FA Cup 4 (0) 3
League Cup 0 (1) 0
Macclesfield 2002 - 03 League 28 (8) 9
FA Cup 3 (0) 2
League Cup 2 (0) 1
Macclesfield 2001 - 02 League 12 (1) 3
Oldham 2001 - 02 League 11 (11) 5
FA Cup 2 (2) 0
League Cup 1 (1) 0
Oldham 2000 - 01 League 15 (15) 5
FA Cup 0 (1) 1
League Cup 1 (3) 0
Oldham 1999 - 00 League 9 (20) 3
FA Cup 0 (1) 0
League Cup 1 (0) 0
Oldham 1998 - 99 League 15 (13) 2
FA Cup 2 (2) 0
Oldham 1997 - 98 League 1 (2) 0


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