Saturday 5 December 1896 at Molineux (Att 4,000)
Wolves (2) 4 (McMain*, Tonks 40, Smith*, Miller*): Tennant, Eccles, Wood, Griffiths, Owen, Fleming, Tonks, McMain, Beats, Smith, Miller.
Nottingham Forest (1) 1 (Forman 13): Allsopp, Ritchie, Iremonger, Wragg, MacPherson, Stewart, F.R.Forman, Spencer, A.Capes, A.J.Capes. McInnes.
Referee: Mr A. Kingscott (Derby).
Order of Goals: W,f,W,W,W.
Landmark: Joe McMain makes his Football League debut.
Newspaper: Some reports state that Billy Smith also scored Wolves second.