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

Ticket- 1953 FA Cup Final Ticket Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers - Original
Current Price : £ 60.00


1953 FA Cup Final 8mm Cine Film Blackpool 4 Bolton 3 Mathews Final Wembley
Current Price : £ 19.99


1953 FA Cup Final Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers ( Mathews Final)
Current Price : £ 75.00


BLACKPOOL FC 1953 FA CUP FINAL HARRY JOHNSTON & 2 PLAYERS PRESS PHOTOGRAPH
Current Price : £ 21.99


Original Glass Negative photo FA Amateur Cup Final Pegasus 1953 Captain Cup
Current Price : £ 8.00


FA AMATEUR CUP FINAL 1953 Pegasus v Harwich & Parkeston
Current Price : £ 19.99


FA CUP FINAL PROGRAMME 1953 Blackpool v Bolton Includes TICKET & SONGSHEET!
Current Price : £ 199.99


FA CUP FINAL PROGRAMME 1953 Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers
Current Price : £ 99.99


FA CUP SEMI FINAL 1953 Bolton Wanderers v Everton
Current Price : £ 39.99


1953 Matthews FA Cup Final Blackpool v Bolton 4-3 original used ticket stub vgc
Current Price : £ 10.00
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TICKET: FA CUP FINAL 1953 Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers - EXCELLENT
Current Price : £ 39.99


1953 F A Cup final programme & Ticket Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers Repro.
Current Price : £ 7.95


PEGASUS V HARWICH & PARKESTON 1953 FA AMATEUR CUP FINAL
Current Price : £ 7.50
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PEGASUS V SOUTHALL 1953 F A AMATEUR CUP SEMI FINAL @ ARSENAL FC
Current Price : £ 5.71
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1953 FA Cup Final Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers: Inc ticket, songsheet & Souvenir
Current Price : £ 75.00
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1953 FA CUP FINAL WEMBLEY BLACKPOOL AUTOGRAPHED BY 4 PLAYERS IN 14x10 DISPLAY
Current Price : £ 50.00


Blackpool FC 1953 FA Cup Final Print Montage Memorabilia (BLMU53)
Current Price : £ 10.99


1953 FA Cup Final Football Programme Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers
Current Price : £ 50.00
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1953 FA Cup Final Ticket Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers
Current Price : £ 100.00
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1953 FA Cup Final Song Sheet Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers
Current Price : £ 25.00
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