A football fan flew 6,000 miles from China and saw his team lose - just weeks after he did the same for a game that was abandoned.

Andy Bebbington, 36, watched Bolton Wanderers lose 2-0 in the League One promotion play-off final against Oxford United at Wembley on Saturday.

In February he also flew in to see them play but saw just nine minutes against Cambridge United before play was called off due to heavy rain.

It means Andy has spent £1650 and travelled 24,000 miles to see The Whites not score a goal.

Despite the latest result, Andy said that if Bolton was back at Wembley in 12 months time, he would do the same again.

Andy, who works as an English teacher in China, said: "If I was there on my own I would say the journey wasn't worth it.

"But, I have been with my family all day and we're about to go out for dinner soon.

"My dad isn't getting any younger this might be one of the last chances we get to be at Wembley together - it was worth it but only just.

"We're sat here now feeling as low as we're feeling but if we were in the same situation in 12 months would we do it again, absolutely."

Andy made the snap decision to jet back to the UK after watching Bolton win their semi-final at a bar in Shanghai last week.

He had quickly booked tickets for his ‘flying visit’ to London - which saw him arrive on Friday night (17) after an 18-hour journey and depart on Sunday evening (19).

And while he had to shell out £850 on hotels and airfares, Andy felt it was a “no-brainer” to roar his team on during the crunch fixture.

He said: “I was watching the semi-final in a bar in Shanghai with a friend, and once we won that, as soon as the full-time whistle went, it was kind of like ‘Let’s look at flight, let’s look at hotels.’

“I had been low-key thinking about it for a while now, but it was something I thought I’d never see through.

"And when the chance came to get it booked, it was just a no-brainer. If I didn’t go, I think I would be absolutely devastated.”

He added: “It cost around £850. It’s not cheap, and I don’t know why I do it to myself, to be honest. I’m a glutton for punishment, it feels like sometimes.”

Andy had previously paid around £800 to see The White's game at the Abbey Stadium against Cambridge United before it was cancelled due to rain on February 6.

But despite this agonising disappointment he said his pride in the northern town and loyalty to its legendary club remained unmoved ahead of the final.

Andy said: “I was born and raised in Bolton and even though I'm living 6,000 miles away from the town now, you could just tell there’s a buzz around the place.

“And with Bolton, it’s not just a football club, it’s a bit like an identity.

“I know that sounds a little bit cheesy, but I feel like when we do get to the cup final or a play-off final, it feels a little bit like a pilgrimage or a calling.

“Once you’ve been watching them year in, year out, it's something you just can’t shake off. It’s an expensive passion but I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Andy said he managed to bag a seat just behind one of the goals in Wembley Stadium thanks to his dad who is a season ticket holder at the club.

And he watched on with his family as his side got thrashed by Oxford United.

Andy said: "It was terrible, from the very first minute we didn't turn up.

"I have watched us play every week since last August and that was not the Bolton Wanderers that I have been watching since last season."

Andy, whose last trip made front page headlines in February, said his pupils and fellow staff members in China were stunned when he showed them the coverage.

He said: “They couldn’t believe it. Obviously, the media here in China is a lot different than the media back home.

“So if you make the media in China, it’s like ‘Wow, you’re a superstar’. My students were absolutely mind blown about it – they couldn’t get their head around it.”