Saturday 29 August 1953 at Molineux (Att 35,221)
Wolves (3) 3 (Wilshaw 34, Mullen 37, Hancocks 39p): Sims, Short, Pritchard, Slater, Shorthouse, Wright, Hancocks, Broadbent, Swinbourne, Wilshaw, Mullen.
Cardiff City (1) 1 (Grant 12): Howells, Frowen, Sherwood, Hollyman, Montgomery, Sullivan, R.Williams, Harrington, Grant, Chisholm, McLaughlin.
Referee: Mr W. Clapton (Bermondsey).
Order of Goals: c,W,W,W.
Penalty: Awarded for a foul by Derrick Sullivan.
Celery: Before kick-off two Cardiff fans attempting to plant two sticks of celery in the centre-circle were escorted from the pitch by the police.