Saturday 10 April 1897 at Town Ground (Att 5,000)
Wolves (0) 2 (Smith 75, Eccles 82): Tennant, Eccles, Fleming, Griffiths, Owen, Malpass, Tonks, McMain, Beats, Smith, Miller.
Nottingham Forest (1) 1 (A.Capes 15): Martin, Ritchie, Scott, F.Forman, MacPherson, Wragg, Spencer, Goodchild, A.Capes, A.J.Capes, McInnes.
Note: George Goodchild who was playing for Forest earlier in the season had made his debut for Derby County against Wolves.
Newspaper: Some reports suggest that Wolves second goal was netted by Billy Owen.