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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 Hallmark Security Football League (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 get in touch 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

19 Oct : Runcorn Linnets' opening Macron Cup tie is confirmed

19 Oct : Chris Lawton returns to Linnets from Vics

17 Oct : Fan from the Far East fulfills dream by visiting Runcorn Linnets

14 Oct : Runcorn beat Burscough 0-1

What's New?

  • 16 Oct : Match Report for the Burscough game has been added.
  • 12 Oct : Match Report for the Hanley Town game has been added.
  • 08 Oct : Match Report for the 1874 Northwich game has been added.
  • 01 Oct : Match Report for the Squires Gate game has been added.
  • 28 Sep : Match Report for the AFC Darwen game has been added.
  • 25 Sep : Match Report for the Abbey Hey game has been added.

Date set for Cheshire Senior Cup visit to Congleton

Our Cheshire Senior Cup preliminary round tie at Congleton Town has been arranged for Tuesday, November 7th (ko 7.45pm).

This will be the first of two successive first-team trips to Booth Street, also the destination for a league game the following Saturday (November 11th).

Latest News

19 Oct : Runcorn Linnets' opening Macron Cup tie is confirmed

Our entry into this season's Macron Cup will be away to Stockport Town on Monday, November 20th.


19 Oct : Chris Lawton returns to Linnets from Vics

Chris Lawton has rejoined the Linnets after a short stint at Northwich Vics.


17 Oct : Fan from the Far East fulfills dream by visiting Runcorn Linnets

Football suporters are often prepared to go the extra mile in support of their club, particularly in the rarefied environment of the non-league game.


14 Oct : Runcorn beat Burscough 0-1

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Runcorn beat Burscough in the The Hallmark Security League Premier Division at Victoria Park with a score of 0-1. Mitch Bryant put the Linnets ahead with a great header from the edge of the 6 yard box in the 53rd minute.

Match Report

Twitter - @RuncornLinnets

- RT @BBCSport (BBC Sport): This guy flew his family 12000 miles to see the non-league club he managed on Championship Manager 01/02 What a guy

- To whom do we need to explain that we explicit refuse permission for @theSun to use ANY of our materials regardless of granting other users?

- Maybe @spdoran, the author of the piece, can offer an explanation? @huangandersson had already explicitly denied permission.

- We did not and would not grant permission for @TheSun to use these photos, and will be contacting them to find out how this happened.

- RT @BuckoRuncorn (Mark Buckley): I took the main photo in the article, I didn't (and wouldn't) grant permission for it's use.

- How it all started...…

Twitter - @LinnetsLadies

- RT @RuncornLinnets (Runcorn Linnets FC): Fan from the Far East fulfills dream by visiting Runcorn Linnets .

- Match report for today's defeat at Stockport.…

- Full time. Stockport 3-2 Linnets.

- 90. Goal. Stockport take the lead. Stockport 3-2 Linnets.

- 50. Goal. Stockport equalise. Stockport 2-2 Linnets.

- Linnets get the second half under way.

Recent Headlines

11 Oct : Runcorn draw with Hanley Town 1-1

10 Oct : River Humphreys returns to Runcorn Linnets

09 Oct : Stuart Wellstead scoops league award

07 Oct : Runcorn beat 1874 Northwich 2-4

06 Oct : Millbank Player of the Month award for September goes to Stuart Wellstead

30 Sep : Runcorn beat Squires Gate 0-5

29 Sep : Sam Fitton departs for Northwich Vics

27 Sep : Runcorn beat AFC Darwen 0-1

27 Sep : Matt Holmes returns to The Millbank

25 Sep : Buildbase FA Vase first round pitches Linnets at Team Northumbria

23 Sep : Runcorn draw with Abbey Hey 2-2

More news >>


Runcorn Linnets 200 Club

Draw date : September 2017

Winning Numbers
Winners of £20 each:
122, 11, 100

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Next Match

Team Northumbria
Venue:Coach Lane Sports Centre
Postcode:NE7 7XA
Match:The Buildbase FA Vase first round

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Next Home Match

Barnoldswick Town
Date:Sat 28 Oct 2017
Venue:The Millbank Linnets Stadium
Match:The Hallmark Security League Premier Division

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Low 12°C
High 14°C

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Last Match

Date:Sat 14 Oct 2017
Match:The Hallmark Security League Premier Division
Result:0-1 (won)

Match Report

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- Latest News: Latest News: FA Vase First Round Preview - Saturday 21st October

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