NON-LEAGUE new boys Runcorn Linnets are handing a squad number to their fans for their debut season.
The supporters will be allocated No 82 - under the collective name Runcorn Barmy Army, which was chosen by fans through the official club website.
The number will also feature on the back of all replica skirts and other merchandise.
A spokesman on the club's website said: 'Players, managers and club officials all come and go but the one thing that the club has forever are the fans.
'It was the end of the season in 1981-82 that Runcorn won the Alliance Premier League - now the Football Conference.
'So the number 82 represents the pinnacle of our success and where we want to be once more.'
Thomas Lamb goes down as the scorer of the first ever Runcorn Linnets goal.
But it wasn't enough against a Laird side, who will be playing two divisions above them in the forthcoming season.
The Rock Ferry outfit, having just been promoted to UniBond League Division One, had to come from behind after the visitors had survived a woodwork scare to take a 32nd-minute lead in this Kirklands friendly.
Striker Lamb rounded off clinical approach work by the visitors with a shot across the keeper.
Towards the end of the half, Runcorn were frequently frustrated by Lairds' well-drilled offside trap.
The second half pattern was set by an early equaliser from a penalty resulting from a bad challenge.
Laird lobbed a winner on the hour mark and although Runcorn went close with a header from a corner, the former shipyard side were mostly in control of an uneventful climax.
Star man for Runcorn was defender Ricky Newall.