Wednesday 1 September 1897 at Molineux (Att 5,000)
Wolves (1) 3 (Tonks 18, McMain 85, Wood 86): Baddeley, Eccles, Blackett, Griffiths, Owen, Fleming, Tonks, McMain, Beats, Wood, Miller.
Preston North End (0) 0: Trainer, Tait, Dunn, Henderson, Sanders, Holmes, T.Smith, Pratt, Stevenson, Boyd, McLatchie.
Injury: Wolves regular goalkeeper Billy Tennant was unable to turnout as he had sprained his wrist falling of his Bicycle.
Landmark: Both Tom Baddeley and Joe Blackett make their Wolves debut’s, Blackett following his transfer from Loughborough Town. Preston’s George Henderson makes his English League debut following his moved from Airdieonians and Colin McLatchie makes his League debut following his move from New Cumnock United.