Saturday 3 October 1896 at Newcastle Road (Att 7,000)
Wolves (1) 3 (Pheasant 40, Wood 46, Beats*): Tennant, Bunch, Dunn, Griffiths, Malpass, Owen, Tonks, Pheasant, Beats, Wood, Miller.
Sunderland (0) 0: Doig, McNeill, Gow, Ferguson, Dunlop, H.Wilson, Gillespie, A.Wilson, Campbell, Hartley, Hannah.
Referee: Mr J. Strawson (Lincoln).
Newspaper: Some reports state Wolves scorers as Jack Tonks with two and Billy Beats with one.