FA Cup Final 1953 Blackpool 4: 3 Bolton Wanderers. Stoke on Trent born football hero, Sir Stanley Matthews plays in one of the most celebrated FA cup finals of all time. It’s the first time a reigning queen has been guest of honour at the cup final. 3 of Blackpool’s goals come within the last 20 minutes of the match. Stanley’s final pass to Perry makes the score 4-3.