Saturday 12 September 1953 at Molineux (Att 36,524)
Wolves (3) 4 (Wilshaw 2 3 38, Swinbourne 86): Williams, Gibbons, Pritchard, Deeley, Shorthouse, Wright, Hancocks, Broadbent, Swinbourne, Wilshaw, Mullen.
Portsmouth (2) 3 (Gordon 7, Harris 44, Gordon 48): Platt, Gunter, Mansell, Pickett, Reid, Dickinson, Harris, Gordon, Vaughan, Mundy, Henderson.
Referee: Mr N .Taylor (Westbury).
Order of Goals: W,W,p,W,p,p,W.
International: Wolves were missing Bill Slater, who was captaining the English amateur side in Ireland. For the record England lost 2-1.