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

1953 FA Cup Final Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers: Inc ticket, songsheet & Souvenir
Current Price : £ 100.00
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1953 FA Cup Final Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers Program
Current Price : £ 47.50
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02/05/1953 Autograph: Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers FA Cup Final - Stanley Matthe
Current Price : £ 12.99


02/05/1953 Autograph: Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers FA Cup Final - Stanley Matthe
Current Price : £ 12.99


FA Cup Final Programmes 1940's Onwards - *Choose from List* - Discount Available
Current Price : £ 50.00


1953 FA Cup Semi-Final BOLTON WANDERERS v EVERTON *Good Cond Football Programme*
Current Price : £ 29.99


1953 FA Cup Final BLACKPOOL v BOLTON WANDERERS *Excellent Condition Ticket*
Current Price : £ 34.99


STANLEY MATTHEWS BLACKPOOL FA CUP 1953 FINAL AUTOGRAPH CARD IN DISPLAY 12 x 10
Current Price : £ 60.00


STANLEY MATTHEWS BLACKPOOL FA CUP 1953 FINAL AUTOGRAPH MOUNTED DISPLAY 12 x 10
Current Price : £ 70.00


FA Cup Final Mousemat Personalised (All years 1953-2019)
Current Price : £ 7.99


Blackpool v Bolton wanderers 1953 FA Cup Final [with song sheet]
Current Price : £ 60.00


STANLEY MATTHEWS BLACKPOOL FA CUP 1953 FINAL AUTOGRAPH CARD IN DISPLAY 12 x 10
Current Price : £ 60.00


Bolton Wanderers v Everton FA Cup Semi Final Football Programme 1953
Current Price : £ 30.00


Blackpool v Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Semi Final Football Programme 1953
Current Price : £ 47.50


Signed Jack Wright Blackpool FC 1950s Football Autograph 1953 FA Cup Final
Current Price : £ 10.99


BLACKPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB FC EDDIE SHIMWELL CHARLES BUCHAN. 1953 FA CUP FINAL ED.
Current Price : £ 7.49
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SIR STANLEY MATTHEWS BLACKPOOL FC. CHARLES BUCHAN 1953 FA CUP FINAL YEAR STAN
Current Price : £ 7.49
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BLACKPOOL V BOLTON WANDERERS FC 1953 FA CUP FINAL LTD ED A4 PRINT JOHNSTON MOIR
Current Price : £ 7.49
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1953 & 1961 FA CUP SEMI FINALS - BLACKPOOL v TOTTENHAM & BURNLEY v TOTTENHAM
Current Price : £ 5.50
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1953 FA CUP FINAL - BLACKPOOL v BOLTON - THE MATTHEWS FINAL
Current Price : £ 10.50
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5 days 1 hours 44 minutes 18 seconds