RUNCORN Linnets will have a chance to make themselves at home ahead of their first competitive game at Wincham Park.
They will welcome Rhyl to their temporary home at Witton for a pre-season friendly on Saturday, August 5 (ko 3pm).
This is a week before the start of the North West Counties season on Saturday, August 12 with a visit to new North West Counties League Division Two rivals Ashton Town, who are based in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan.
First home games will be against Cheadle Town on Tuesday, August 15 and Castletown Gabriels on Saturday, August 19.
The Christmas period will see Runcorn visit Bootle, who have returned to NWC football after finding a new ground, on Boxing Day followed by a home game with Chadderton on Saturday, December 30.
The season concludes with the visit of New Mills on Saturday, April 28.
Anticipated fixtures missing from the fixture list are those against Great Harwood Town, who unfortunately have folded after failing to find an investor to buy their Showground Stadium and refurbish dressing rooms which were destroyed by arsonists 18 months ago.
Harwood groundshared with Accrington Stanley last season but this partnership had to end due to Stan-ley's promotion to League Two.
This means NWC Two will have 18, instead of 19, teams in 2006-07.
Other friendlies confirmed are at St Helens (July 25), Cammell Laird (July 29) and Rossendale (August 8).
Meanwhile, Linnets had a presence at the Round Table's Duck Chase at Runcorn Park Lake.
Street collections to raise funds and awareness were also held on Saturday in and around Church Street, Runcorn.
The club raised £125 at the Duck Chase while also receiving some donations and signing up several new members for the Linnets Independent Supporters' Trust which is running the new club.
The street collection, which is likely to be followed by others elsewhere in the town, was also 'very positive' according to a club spokesman with the collection itself generating £250 while there was a separate £50 donation.
On the playing front, a deal which would have seen keeper Robbie Holcroft at the club as player-coach has fallen through.
Last season's Runcorn FC Halton player-of-the-year is returning to UniBond League football with former club Skelmersdale United.