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Welcome to the official website of Runcorn Linnets FC.

We are a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 and were formed in the 2006 off-season by the fans of the now defunct Runcorn FC (which was playing under the name "Runcorn FC Halton" at the time). Although when we formed we were technically a "new" club, the Linnets were given special dispensation by the FA to be treated as a reformed version of Runcorn FC - the special dispensation was necessary as the old club had simply become dormant, choosing not to field a team, as opposed to ceasing to exist as a legal entity.

We currently play in the North West Counties Football League, and were awarded Charter Standard in October 2011.

Feel free to view the latest news, and find out what's new on the site. If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, then please contact us using the Contact Us page.

Remember, if you are unable to make it to a match, then you can get the latest live score, plus mini-commentary by visiting this site during the game! If you can't get to a computer during the match, then you can have the details of the match at half and full time sent by text to your phone. You can get more details of this on the SMS page. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter where you will find live updates throughout our matches.

Latest Headlines

30 Jul : Runcorn beat Stalybridge Celtic 3-1

29 Jul : TheNonLeague magazine on sale at Stalybridge match

25 Jul : Runcorn beat Mossley 2-1

What's New?

RLFC to benefit from Millbank sales of new North West non-league magazine

Runcorn Linnets FC are ordering 100 introductory copies of the North West Counties League's new official partner magazine, TheNonLeague with all sales made through us directly benefiting the club.

The maiden August issue will be on sale through RLFC for just 1 and we will receive every penny of the cover price for magazines we sell during the month at the Millbank Linnets Stadium.

The non-league scene throughout the region from Step 1 (The National League) down to Step 6 (North West Counties League Division One) will be featured regularly while Step 7 - amateur leagues feeding into the Pyramid - will also receive prominent coverage.

TheNonLeague editor, Phil Brennan said: "Our magazine is about northwest non-league football by northwest non-league people."

Future editions of the 100-page full colour A4 magazine will be priced at 4.50. However, they will be on sale in the NWCL for 3 and each club in our league will continue to receive 1 for every copy it sells.

The first monthly edition has gone to press this week, so we hope to have our copies in time for the new season.

Please remember that all copies purchased directly from Runcorn Linnets will boost our coffers so we would ask our loyal fans to make sure they buy the magazine from us.

Match day admission and season tickets 2015-16

The Trust Board of Runcorn Linnets FC at its May meeting earlier this week set first-team admission prices for the 2015-16 campaign along with the cost of season tickets.

Adult admission will be 6. This represents the first increase since the club re-formed in 2006 the 5 charge implemented upon the Linnets' return to Runcorn in 2010 and maintained for the last five seasons being 50p less than the price supporters paid during the club's tenancy at Witton Albion FC.

Club chairman Derek Greenwood said: "The board has endeavoured to hold down the admission prices for as long as possible but fans will appreciate that running costs and particularly our utility bills have increased considerably over the last nine years.

"The new admission price brings us into line with a number of other clubs in the North West Counties League.

"We are sure our loyal fans will agree that attending games at the Millbank Linnets Stadium will continue to represent tremendous value for money thanks to the excellent standard of football the team has produced and maintained under Joey Dunn's management and also the high quality of facilities we offer."

Concessionary admission will remain at 3. This is applicable to those supporters aged 65 and over, 17-18 year olds and to students in full-time education on production of a student card.

We will continue to offer free entry to accompanied Under 17s while anyone holding a Halton Leisure Card will still receive a 2 discount on the full (adult) admission price.

As a result of the price increase, adult season tickets to cover all home league games will cost 102. Season-ticket holders will, however, now receive four free matches instead of the customary three.

The cost of a concessionary season ticket is unchanged at 54.

To help spread the costs for fans, half-season tickets are available at 51 (adults) and 27 (concessions). These cover the first 11 or second 10 league games at the MLS.

Supporters can apply for a season ticket (or half-season ticket) by sending a cheque for the correct amount, payable to "Runcorn Linnets FC", along with a self-addressed envelope to:

Season Tickets
Runcorn Linnets FC
107 Brookfield Avenue

Season tickets can also be purchased at our pre-season friendly matches or online by clicking here.

Latest News

30 Jul : Runcorn beat Stalybridge Celtic 3-1

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Runcorn beat Stalybridge Celtic in the Pre-season warm-up at The Millbank Linnets Stadium with a score of 3-1. Stalybridge Celtic went ahead in the 25th minute. A Trialist equalised in the 32nd minute after dribbling round the keeper and putting it away from inside the 6 yard box. Kyle Hamid put the Linnets ahead after a scramble in front of goal in the 62nd minute. Freddie Potter increased the Linnets' lead in the 79th minute with a well struck effort from outside the area.

29 Jul : TheNonLeague magazine on sale at Stalybridge match

We have now taken delivery of our 100 copies of the new NWCL partner magazine TheNonLeague with all sales made through us directly benefiting the club.


25 Jul : Runcorn beat Mossley 2-1

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Runcorn beat Mossley in the Pre-season warm-up at The Millbank Linnets Stadium with a score of 2-1. Freddie Potter put the Linnets ahead with a well placed shot from inside the area in the 13th minute. Mossley equalised in the 57th minute. A Trialist scored for the Linnets with a firm header in the 6 yard box in the 71st minute.

Match Report

Twitter - @RuncornLinnets

- RT @stebiggy (Linnets Updates): Just got in from the hugely successful and enjoyable @RuncornLinnets Golf day at @runcorngolfclub . Great event supported by great people!!??

- RT @bringitonskippy (Mark Whitworth): @FACupFactfile row 17 position 28 (I think) - @RuncornLinnets . Great work! #wheresmyteam

- @nigelshaw6 thanks - all the best to you too

- Full Time : Runcorn Linnets 3 Stalybridge Celtic 1

- Freddie Potter increased the Linnets' lead in the 79th minute with a well struck effort from outside the area.

- Goal! Runcorn Linnets 3 Stalybridge Celtic 1

Twitter - @LinnetsLadies

- RT @RuncornLinnets (Runcorn Linnets FC): Full Time : Runcorn Linnets 3 Stalybridge Celtic 1

- RT @whistlerian (Jenna F J): Was dreading football after almost a month off but really loved it. Looking forward to camping with the @LinnetsLadiesFC girls on Saturday!

- RT @BangorCityFCITC (Bangor City FCITC): Congratulations @RuncornLinnets U10 runners up @bangorcityfc Girls tournament @WelshFootballT @WPL_Official @FAWales

- RT @BangorCityFCITC (Bangor City FCITC): Congratulations @RuncornLinnets U12 runners up @bangorcityfc Girls tournament @WelshFootballT @WPL_Official @FAWales

- RT @Cheshire_FA (Cheshire FA): The official Nike Charter Standard Match Ball is now exclusively available to order:

- RT @Liverpool_CFA (Liverpool County FA): Is ur daughter inspired by the Lionesses? Does she love football? Enrol her on r Girls Summer Football Sessions here

Recent Headlines

24 Jul : Chance to win Ford Fiesta at RLFC's Millbank-sponsored Golf Day

21 Jul : Runcorn lose to Curzon Ashton 0-4

17 Jul : Runcorn win 2-0 at Northwich Manchester Villa

16 Jul : Linnets mourn veteran fan Marian Rhodes, 98

11 Jul : Runcorn draw with Greenalls Padgate and St Oswalds 1-1

06 Jul : Work on pitch perimeter fence due to start inside a fortnight

04 Jul : Seaside return for NWCL season opener

03 Jul : Yorkshire opposition awaits Linnets in Emirates FA Cup

27 Jun : Men United League Cup Draw - Irlam or Widnes

16 Jun : Runcorn Linnets share FA Respect Award in North West Counties League

More news >>


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Postcode:CW8 4LJ
Match:Pre-season warm-up

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Next Home Match

Ashton Athletic
Date:Tue 11 Aug 2015
Venue:The Millbank Linnets Stadium
Match:North West Counties Premier League

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Last Match

Stalybridge Celtic
Date:Thu 30 Jul 2015
Match:Pre-season warm-up
Result:3-1 (won)

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Draw date : 25/07/15

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NWCFL Tweets

- Copies of Issue 1 of @TheNonLeagueMag are available at our clubs on match days for a special price of 1 - sounds like you need to be quick

- It is great to see all the positive mentions of @TheNonLeagueMag first edition which is selling out fast - hope to pick up my copy this pm

- Support our media partner @TheNonLeagueMag - great coverage of our league and others in the North West - on sale at our clubs on match days

- RT @ACFC1916 (Atherton Colls FC): Rec'd first copies of new @TheNonLeagueMag and they will be on sale tonight. 1 special price. #cheapaschips

- We are open to reasonable offers for sponsorship so get in touch

- If you would like to see [insertnamehere} League - now is your chance - e-mail for more information

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