04.01.2014 18:38 h

Football: Bolton belatedly avenge 1953 FA Cup final defeat

Bolton Wanderers belatedly avenged their famous loss to Blackpool in the 1953 FA Cup final by beating their Championship rivals 2-1 in the third round on Saturday.

Blackpool won the 1953 showpiece 4-3 in a game dubbed 'The Matthews Final' in honour of England great Stanley Matthews, who won the trophy at the third attempt after setting up an injury-time winner for Bill Perry.

Bolton have since lost twice to Blackpool in the FA Cup, while they were without a win against the Seasiders in six games stretching back to February 1993.

They quickly took control of the game at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday, however, with French striker David Ngog firing home a magnificent goal from 25 yards to put the hosts ahead.

Paul Ince's Blackpool equalised on the stroke of half-time through Tom Barkhuizen's long-range curler, but Ngog teed up Jermaine Beckford for what proved to be the winning goal early in the second period.