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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

26 Aug : Runcorn beat Winsford United 0-2

25 Aug : Joe Fielding Released

24 Aug : Runcorn Linnets named as Robbie Savage's Non-League Team of the Day

What's New?

  • 26 Aug : Match Report for the Winsford United game has been added.
  • 26 Aug : Some pictures from the West Didsbury and Chorley game have been added to the website courtesy of Medaka.
  • 25 Aug : Match Report for the West Didsbury & Chorlton game has been added.
  • 19 Aug : Match Report for the Alsager Town game has been added.
  • 19 Aug : Match Report for the Rochdale Town game has been added.
  • 13 Aug : Match Report for the Bootle game has been added.

Current Notices

  • Admission Prices for FA Cup Match against Droylsden
  • Thanks to Car Boot Volunteers
  • Trust memberships become due for renewal on September 1st
  • Historical Archive Updated

Admission Prices for FA Cup Match against Droylsden

The prices for the FA Cup match against Droylsden on the 30th of August have been confirmed as Adults £8.00, Concs. £5.00 (OAP, students, 16/18 year old), Under 16 £1.00. The match will be played at their Butchers Arms ground, Market Street, Droylsden, M43 7AW.

Thanks to Car Boot Volunteers

The club would like to thank the volunteers that turned out to help at the Car Boot sale. Although the weather conspired against us this year, the help that everybody gave is invaluable, and very much appreciated.

Trust memberships become due for renewal on September 1st

A further reminder that the new Trust membership system kicks in on September 1st with all existing annual memberships expiring on August 31st.
There is a form for renewals and new applications on the Trust page of the club website (
Click on information in the drop down menu of the home page to download the form.
The form is also available at the turnstile or from the Information Station (outside the hospitality room) in the clubhouse on first-team match days.
If you have any queries, please email or use the Contact Us facility on the website.

Historical Archive Updated

An addition has been made to the historical archive. We are most grateful to Mr Les Barnes, formerly of Runcorn, who now lives out in British Columbia in Canada, for sending us the history of the rugby club who were the predecessors of Runcorn FC at Canal Street and before that at other locations in the town. Les takes up the story: "The booklet was kept by my mother who was a Peers. I don't know whether she saved it from her side or my dad's side. I always thought as a kid that it was a history of the football club that I used to watch at Canal St as a boy in the 1960's. Lots of good memories"

Latest News

26 Aug : Runcorn beat Winsford United 0-2

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Runcorn beat Winsford United in the North West Counties Premier League at Barton Stadium with a score of 0-2. Chris Lomax put the Linnets ahead in the 24th minute with a well placed shot from inside the area. Matty Cross increased the Linnets' lead by throwing himself at the ball in the 33rd minute.

Match Report

25 Aug : Joe Fielding Released

Joe Fielding has been released to play for Atherton LR. Everybody at the Linnets wishes Joe good luck at his new club.

24 Aug : Runcorn Linnets named as Robbie Savage's Non-League Team of the Day

Following our great start to the season with 6 league wins out of 6, we were happy to hear that Robbie Savage had named us as his Non-League Team of the Day on BBC Radio 5 Live's 606 programme. You can hear our 19 seconds of fame here.

Twitter - @RuncornLinnets

- RT @ReviewNonLeague:… The link to our latest #NWCFL podcast. Guests @Colne_FC @RuncornLinnets managers, Steve Cunningham & Joey Dunn

- Tomorrow we travel to @Droylsden_FC in the #FACup Preliminary Round. 15:00KO. Adults £8, Concs. £5, U16 £1.

- RT @nwcfl: In the Premier Division, Runcorn Linnets extend their lead at the top to 4 pts after a win at Winsford while 2nd place Glossop drew 0-0

- Match report for the Winsford United game has been added to the website.

- Full Time : @WUFC1 0 Runcorn Linnets 2

- @WUFC1 v Runcorn Linnets - second half has kicked off.

Twitter - @LinnetsLadies

- RT @NeilPhilipThor1: A nice workout @LinnetsLadiesFC fantastic to see so many players #getinspired encouraging signs on the pitch too GOOD LUCK FOR NEW SEASON !

- FT 9-1 Good run out for the girls and thanks to @FrodshamJFC for the game. #FootballFamily #Linnets

- 90 mins Frodsham pull one back a great effort too #Linnets

- 86th min @Picko1204 makes it 9-0 with her 7th goal of the game. #Linnets

- 82 mins @ellaharvey9 complete with jetlag makes it 8-0 to screams from the sidelines, welcome home :) #Linnets

- 80 mins @Picko1204 with a screamer of a freekick to make it 7-0 net her 6th of the match #Linnets

Recent Headlines

23 Aug : Runcorn beat West Didsbury & Chorlton 6-0

21 Aug : Jesse Norman MP secures Parliamentary debate on the floor of the House of Commons on non-league football

21 Aug : Linnets score a winner at Murdishaw Fun Day

19 Aug : Runcorn beat Alsager Town 4-1

16 Aug : Runcorn beat Rochdale Town 6-0

14 Aug : Linnets prepare for Bank Holiday boot sale

14 Aug : Linnets receive bye in Cheshire Senior Cup

12 Aug : Runcorn beat Bootle 2-1

11 Aug : Prostate Cancer Awareness Board erected at the Millbank Linnets Stadium

09 Aug : Runcorn beat Abbey Hey 0-5

09 Aug : New signings

06 Aug : SMS Service reinstated - now powered by (@BulkSMS)

05 Aug : Runcorn beat Congleton Town 1-2

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Next Match

Venue:The Butchers Arms Ground
Postcode:M43 7AW
Match:FA Cup - Preliminary Round

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Date:Tue 2 Sep 2014
Venue:The Millbank Linnets Stadium
Match:North West Counties Premier League

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Last Match

Winsford United
Date:Tue 26 Aug 2014
Match:North West Counties Premier League
Result:0-2 (won)

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Draw date : 23/08/14

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- RT @ReviewNonLeague:… The link to our latest #NWCFL podcast. Guests @Colne_FC @RuncornLinnets managers, Steve Cunningham & Joey Dunn

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