Wembley Stadium May 2nd

Blackpool 4 (Mortensen 3, Perry) Bolton 3 (Lofthouse,Moir,Bell)

1953 FA Cup Final

Blackpool : Farm, Shimwell, Garrett, Fenton, Johnston, Robinson, Matthews, Taylor, Mortensen, Mudie, Perry.


Boton Wanderers : Hanson, Ball, Banks, Wheller, Barrass, Bell, Holden, Moir, Lofthouse, Hassall, Langton

 

Because of his performance during the final, the 1953 FA Cup Final is also well known as the ‘Matthews Final’ his performance inspired Blackpool to come from 3-1 down to beat Bolton 4-3.

This was also his third final but the previous 2 had both ended in defeats. Bolton took an early lead, scoring just after 75 seconds with a goal by Nat Lofthouse who had scored in every round leading up to the final. Blackpool equalised through Stan Mortensen. The lead didnt last long when Bolton Moir with a header put them 2-1 up. The second half started with Bolton ging 3-1 up theough Eric Bell, it was at this point that Stanley Mattews sprung into action.

Matthews turned on the magic to expose Bolton’s Bell and the tiring Ralph Banks down the right wing. Blackpool players fed Matthews at every opportunity and he responded by setting up Stan Mortensen for his second goal with just 20 minutes left on the clock and then again for the equaliser with just two minutes left.

Bolton collapsed and Matthews continued to dominate and, well into stoppage time, he set up the South African winger Bill Perry to crack home the winner.

The seven goals scored is the highest scoring finals of the Old Wembley Finals.

An original Football programme of the 1953 FA Cup Final was recently sold for £100 on eBay.

Below are some items (mainly Football Programmes) that are currently listed on eBay that may have a connection with the 1933 FA Cup Final

STAN MORTENSEN BLACKPOOL 1953 F.A.CUP FINAL LEGEND HAND-SIGNED AUTOGRAPH
Current Price : £ 19.95


1953 FA CUP FINAL ORIGINAL TICKET BLACKPOOL V BOLTON WANDERERS H58 1175
Current Price : £ 36.99


Ticket- 1953 FA Cup Final Ticket Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers - Original
Current Price : £ 79.99


Blackpool FC 1953 FA Cup Final Print Montage Memorabilia (BLMU53)
Current Price : £ 15.99


JIM KELLY BLACKPOOL  & 1953 F.A.CUP FINAL HAND-SIGNED AUTOGRAPH
Current Price : £ 5.99
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1953 - 1954 FA Youth Cup Semi-Final - Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United
Current Price : £ 10.00
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original 1953 fa cup final BLACKPOOL BOLTON WANDERERS ticket
Current Price : £ 35.99
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1953 fa cup final programme And Song Sheet Good Condition
Current Price : £ 60.00
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1953 FA Cup Final Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers Programme. aka'Matthews Final'
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1953 FA CUP FINAL WEMBLEY BLACKPOOL AUTOGRAPHED BY 4 PLAYERS IN 14x10 DISPLAY
Current Price : £ 50.00


1953 FA Cup Semi-Final BOLTON WANDERERS v EVERTON *Good Cond Football Programme*
Current Price : £ 37.49


1953 FA Cup Final BLACKPOOL v BOLTON WANDERERS *Excellent Condition Ticket*
Current Price : £ 43.74


WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1953 TO 1954 FA CUP FINAL SHIRT
Current Price : £ 29.99
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FA Cup Final Mousemat Personalised (All years 1953-2019)
Current Price : £ 7.99


1948, 1951 & 1953 FA CUP FINAL TICKET STUBS ALL THE BLACKPOOL FINALS AT WEMBLEY
Current Price : £ 39.99
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FA CUP FINAL 1953 Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers - Blackpool souvenir brochure
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Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers 1953 F.A Cup Final Programme & Songsheet 02/05/53
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1953 FA Cup Final Programme - Blackpool v Bolton VGC
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BLACKPOOL v BOLTON WANDERERS | FA CUP FINAL PROGRAMME 1952/1953 | 2 MAY 1953
Current Price : £ 32.00
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STAN MATTHEWS BLACKPOOL FA CUP 1953 FINAL SIGNED CARD IN DISPLAY 12x10 COA SPT
Current Price : £ 75.00