1948-49 Football League Division One (D1) Match 14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Portsmouth

19481023 Wolves Away
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Era 1945-1970 : Magnificent to Mediocre
Season 1948-49
Date Sat Oct 23, 1948
Match Type First Team
Competition Football League Division One (D1)
Stage Match 14
Kick Off 3.00pm
Venue Molineux
Weather
Home Team Wolverhampton Wanderers
Away Team Portsmouth
Attendance 48604
Receipts
Referee A Blythe (London)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Portsmouth
Home Scorers Wright 25, Hancocks 28, Smyth 82
Away Scorers None
Home Line Up Williams Kelly Pritchard Crook Shorthouse Wright Hancocks Forbes Pye Smyth Mullen
Away Line Up Butler Rookes Ferrier Scoular Flewin Dickinson Harris Barlow Reid Phillips Froggatt
Match Summary Monty’s congratulatory letter fails to inspire the team, as Wright’s 30-yard free-kick sets the tone. Butler lets Hancocks’ shot spill from his hands, then an offside denies Reid after the break. Phillips hits the post as the Wolves goal leads a charmed life. Smyth’s deflected shot seals it.