Episode 6 of an amazing new series featuring a Warrington family's previously unpublished cine film footage of Wire matches and special moments in the 1960s and 1970s

THIS wonderful footage, made public by the Waller family for the first time, shows Warrington Wolves playing against Salford at Wilderspool Stadium on August 28, 1965.

The third game of the 1965-66 season marks the home league debuts of centre Barry Briggs and forward Keith Ashcroft.

Warrington Guardian:

Keith Ashcroft

And fittingly Briggs scores the deciding try in the second half of a 13-9 win, which was a first victory of the season for The Wire and the last at Wilderspool until October.

Incidentally, it was also Briggs' only try in season in which Ernie Ashcroft's team won the Lancashire Cup.

Pack man Mal Thomas, the father of future Wire forward Mark, is seen spectacularly diving over for The Wire's second try, converted by Jeff Bootle, while you also catch a glimpse of Parry Gordon going over for his team's first try of the day after a strong run from Willie Aspinall laid the platform.

This is the oldest footage released so far from the private cine film collection of father-and-son Cecil and Mike Waller from Appleton.

Lifelong Wire fan Mike, who was 13 at the time, can be seen at the end of the video celebrating the victory.

The Wire team on that day, to help you look out for any particular players in the footage, was:

Tommy Conroy; Peter Ashcroft, Ray Fisher, Barry Briggs, Jeff Bootle; Willie Aspinall, Parry Gordon; Bill Payne, Martin Dickens, Ali Brindle, Keith Ashcroft, Mal Thomas, Billy Hayes.