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 Programme & Souvenir Programme Blackpool v Bolton VGC RARE!
Current Price : £ 135.99
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Original typed 1970s 1953 FA CUP FINAL NEWSPAPER BOLTON WANDERERS BLACKPOOL
Current Price : £ 15.00
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1953 FA Amateur Cup Final Programme Pegasus vs Harwich & Parkeston At Wembley
Current Price : £ 7.99
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Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers 1953 F.A Cup Final Programme & Songsheet 02/05/53
Current Price : £ 59.99
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1953 FA Cup Final Semi Final Programme Blackpool V Tottenham Hotspur
Current Price : £ 47.50


Arsenal v Wealdstone, London F.A. Challenge Cup Semi-Final. 2nd November 1953
Current Price : £ 26.00
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BLACKPOOL FC 1953 FA CUP FINAL STANLEY MATTHEWS & HARRY JOHNSTON PRESS PHOTO
Current Price : £ 29.99


FA Cup Semi Finals Football Programmes - 1950's to 2000's - Various Fixtures
Current Price : £ 36.00


Blackpool 1953 FA Cup Final Team Photo Memorabilia (306)
Current Price : £ 16.99


Stanley Matthews Blackpool FC 1953 FA Cup Final Photo Memorabilia (135)
Current Price : £ 11.99


original 1953 fa cup final BLACKPOOL BOLTON WANDERERS ticket
Current Price : £ 39.99
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1953 FA CUP SEMI-FINAL BOLTON WANDERERS V EVERTON PROGRAMME FREEPOST
Current Price : £ 19.99


1953 FA Cup Final Programme - Blackpool v Bolton, Ticket & Menu VGC £120.00
Current Price : £ 120.00
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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 MATCH TICKET FREEPOST
Current Price : £ 41.99


Bill Perry Signed Blackpool Photo - 1953 FA Cup Final Autograph
Current Price : £ 35.99


1953 fa cup final progameiticket stub aii signed blackpool and nat lofthouse exc
Current Price : £ 350.00
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Original Glass Negative photo FA Amateur Cup Final Pegasus 1953 Collecting Cup
Current Price : £ 10.00


Blackpool v Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Semi Final 21st March 1953 @ Villa Park
Current Price : £ 18.99
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F. A. Cup Final Ticket Stub 1953
Current Price : £ 35.00
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