Episode 3 in series 2 of Warrington Wolves cine film footage from the 1960s and 1970s recorded by fans Cecil Waller and his son Mike from Appleton...

IN the video below, how wonderful it is to see the pitch invasion, the trophy lift and fans swarming around players in celebration of The Wire capping a stunning season with a fourth trophy lift.

Player-coach and captain Alex Murphy raises the Club Championship Trophy in the air at Central Park, Wigan, after a 13-12 victory over St Helens in the final on May 18, 1974.

A week after Warrington beat Featherstone Rovers in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley, such an absorbing affair concluded the rugby league season.

There were nine drop-goal attempts in the closing stages just from The Wire, highlighting how tense the occasion was and no wonder ecstatic supporters jumped the walls and flooded on to the field to congratulate their heroes after the final hooter.

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Warrington's forwards led the way, with Barry Philbin being the winner of the Harry Sunderland Trophy as man of the match while his brother Mike was one of three try scorers for The Wire.

Also touching down were Brian Brady and Derek Noonan, while Derek Whitehead kicked two goals on a day when regular scrum-half Parry Gordon and forward Mike Nicholas were not available.

Winning the end of season play-offs in other years would have made The Wire champions, but in this particular season it was the team finishing top of the table – Salford – that earned that honour.

It was, though, the season in which Murphy also led Warrington to knockout glory in the one-off Captain Morgan Trophy and Player's No.6 Trophy.

The Wire team for the Club Championship Trophy winning performance was:

Derek Whitehead; Mike Philbin, Derek Noonan, Billy Pickup, John Bevan; Alan Whittle, Alex Murphy; Dave Chisnall, Kevin Ashcroft, Brian Brady, Bobby Wanbon, Ian Mather, Barry Philbin. Subs: John Lowe, Wayne Gaskell.