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

FA Cup Final 1953 Ticket stub Blackpool v Bolton The "Matthews Final" Excellent
Current Price : £ 33.99
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1953 FA CUP FINAL BLACKPOOL V NEWCASTLE UNITED DRAMA LONDON EXPRESS
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1953 FA Cup Final. Blackpool v Bolton at Wembley. VGC
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RARE CHARLES BUCHAN'S FOOTBALL MONTHLY MAGAZINE NO' 21 MAY FA CUP FINAL 1953
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original 1953 fa cup final BLACKPOOL BOLTON WANDERERS ticket
Current Price : £ 39.99
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Ticket: 1953 FA Cup Final. Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers. @ Wembley vgc
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1953 Bedfordshire FA County Youth Cup Final ARLESEY COLTS v VAUXHALL JUNIORS
Current Price : £ 9.99


Bolton Wanderers v Everton. FA Cup Semi-Final 21st March 1953
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F.A. Amateur Cup Semi-Final Pegasus v Southall. At Highbury. 1953
Current Price : £ 49.99
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1953 FA Cup Final Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers Program
Current Price : £ 47.50
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FA Cup Final 1953 Ticket stub- Blackpool v Bolton. The "Matthews Final" 
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BLACKPOOL FC 1953 FA CUP FINAL STANLEY MATTHEWS & HARRY JOHNSTON PRESS PHOTO
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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 : £ 11.99


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


Arsenal vs Leytonstone London F.A. Challenge Cup 1953-54
Current Price : £ 5.00
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FA CUP FINAL PROGRAMME 1953 Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers
Current Price : £ 49.99


Leyton Orient v Port Vale (FA Cup) 1953/1954 Vale's famous Cup run to Semi Final
Current Price : £ 8.99


Blackpool FC (Tangerines) F.A Cup Winners The Matthews Final Coin Gift Set 1953
Current Price : £ 44.99


BLACKPOOL v BOLTON WANDERERS FA CUP FINAL 1953 MAY 2ND
Current Price : £ 35.00