RUNCORN Linnets will launch their Pitching In Northern Premier League West Division campaign on Saturday, August 13 with a derby match against Widnes.

This is a repeat of the first fixture of 2021-22 for last season's promotion play-off finalists.

Linnets' opening away match, on Tuesday, August 16, takes them to Mossley - a club new Runcorn boss Dave Wild has previously managed.

As already announced the league programme is interrupted on the second Saturday of the campaign (August 20th) when Wild's men play in the Emirates FA Cup preliminary round at Trafford or AFC Liverpool.

The remaining August league fixtures are at home to newly-promoted Hanley Town on Tuesday 23rd, away to Prescot Cables on Saturday 27th and at home against Witton Albion, who have joined West Division from the NPL Premier, on Summer Bank Holiday Monday (29th).

Witton will be Linnets' hosts for the first game of 2023 on New Year Bank Holiday Monday (January 2nd).

Christmas fayre for the Yellow and Greens is a Monday, December 26th home duel with City of Liverpool, who are managed by former Linnets boss Michael Ellison.

The return clash at CoL is scheduled for Easter Monday, April 10th with Good Friday pitching Linnets at home to Prescot Cables.

The NPL campaign ends on Sarurday, April 22nd, when Linnets will be away to Trafford.