Irish Cup: Warrenpoint Town Manager Forced To Apologise After Subbing Himself On Then Picking Up Two Yellow Cards In Three Minutes (Photo & Video)

Chris Wright

8th, January 2018

Matthew Tipton goes a-marching back from whence he came (Photo: BBC Sport Northern Ireland)

Warrenpoint Town manager Matthew Tipton certainly lived up to his billing as an impact sub as his side were sent tumbling out of the Irish Cup by Cliftonville at the weekend.

A former Wales Under-21 international, Tipton included himself among the substitutes for the fifth-round tie, finally making the decision to bring himself on for the latter stages with the score precariously locked at 2-2.

Unfortunately, the 37-year-old striker subsequently collected two yellow cards during in three minutes of second-half injury time, leaving Warrenpoint a man light for the ensuing half-hour of extra time that followed.

Here’s how Tipton’s magnificent cameo was covered live over on Warrenpoint Town’s official Twitter account…

Cliftonville, who had also had a man sent off in the 67th minute, went on to snatch victory as Warrenpoint eventually fell to a 4-3 defeat.

As you might expect, Tipton cut an incredibly contrite figure after the final whistle as he apologised to absolutely everybody for his foolhardy lapse…

Poor devil. He was only trying to help.

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