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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

17 Sep : Linnets appearances record for Matt Atherton

16 Sep : Runcorn beat St Helens Town 0-1

14 Sep : Youth Team beat Atherton Collieries 4-2

What's New?

  • 17 Sep : Match Report for the St Helens Town game has been added.
  • 14 Sep : Match Report for the Bootle game has been added.
  • 10 Sep : Match Report for the Maine Road game has been added.
  • 07 Sep : Match Report for the Glossop North End game has been added.
  • 02 Sep : Match Report for the AFC Liverpool game has been added.
  • 02 Sep : Match Report for the Droylsden game has been added.

Road works and car parking warnings for Silsden trip

Linnets fans driving up to Silsden AFC for Saturday's game are reminded to allow a little more travelling time than normal due to continuing road works on the M65.

Our weekend hosts have also asked us to warn of parking restrictions outside their ground, which is on the A6034 Keighley Road.

A notice on the NWCL website in July advised: "Anyone travelling to games at Colne, Nelson, Barnoldswick Town or Silsden should be aware that road works on the M65 are set to cause 'long delays' until December.

"The Lancashire Telegraph reports that a 3.5 mile section of the motorway will be affected between junction 10 at Gannow, Burnley, and junction 12 at Brierfield, with a rolling 1km stretch to be reduced to one lane at all times."

Meanwhile, supporters unable to find room on the official club car park are asked to park on the ground side of the A6034 only and not too close to the nearby bridge.

A spokesman for the West Yorkshire club said: "This is not a club directive but during our junior 6-side competition, the police were booking people on the grounds that they were causing an obstruction near the bridge or parking illegally on the footpath!

"If you pass the ground, take the first right into Belton Road.. There is lots of parking space there.

"If you do get a spot in the car park please leave enough space for an ambulance to get through. Thanks, Silsden AFC."

Cleaning crew take a well-earned break

With our first team now beginning a run of away games, our next scheduled clubhouse clean isn't until Monday, September 29th from 10am. Particular thanks in the meantime go to Trust members Brian Ratcliffe and Arthur Thompson for their continued help with restoring the dressing rooms to their sparkling best after matches. New volunteers are always welcome.

We always need helpers too on match days before games to help out with sweeping paths, brushing up leaves and generally tidying up. If anyone can give up their time you are more than welcome to come along and help on Saturdays from 11am and on Tuesday nights from 5pm. Thank you.

Latest News

17 Sep : Linnets appearances record for Matt Atherton

Matt Atherton set a new record for most Runcorn Linnets first-team appearances by coming on as a substitute in last night's 1-0 win at St Helens Town.


16 Sep : Runcorn beat St Helens Town 0-1

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Runcorn beat St Helens Town in the North West Counties Premier League at Brocstedes Park (home of Ashton Athletic) with a score of 0-1. Mark Houghton scored for the Linnets by lobbing the 'keeper from inside the area in the 50th minute.

Match Report

14 Sep : Youth Team beat Atherton Collieries 4-2

Congratulations to the youth team on their excellent 4-2 victory this afternoon against table-topping Atherton Collieries at the Millbank Linnets stadium. Details of all the youth team fixtures and results can be found on the FA website.


Twitter - @RuncornLinnets

- Road works and car parking warnings for Silsden trip.

- Linnets appearances record for Matt Atherton.

- Match report for the St Helens Town game has been added to the website.

- RT @nwcfl: Leaders @RuncornLinnets are now 9 points clear at the top after a 1-0 win at @sthelenstownfc. Linnets have dropped just 4 points in 12 games

- Full Time : @sthelenstownfc 0 Runcorn Linnets 1

- Mark Houghton scored for the Linnets by lobbing the 'keeper from inside the area in the 50th minute.

Twitter - @LinnetsLadies

- RT @RuncornLinnets: Linnets appearances record for Matt Atherton.

- Training tonight (Weds) is at Halton Sports, Runcorn 7 til 8.30 new players always welcome :) #Linnets

- RT @WBFCWomen: Why are England Women kicking off at 3pm on a Sunday when those that might want to see it are actually playing?

- RT @RuncornLinnets: Full Time : @sthelenstownfc 0 Runcorn Linnets 1

- RT @xenatoffee: A very bad day at the office today, fell to a 8-2 defeat by Stockport HNR, we regroup and go again Linnets.

- Latest HNR 8 Linnets 2 @Picko1204 with a penalty.

Recent Headlines

13 Sep : Runcorn draw with Bootle 1-1

09 Sep : Runcorn draw with Maine Road 1-1

09 Sep : Kev Towey picks up Player of the Month award

06 Sep : Runcorn beat Glossop North End 0-2

06 Sep : Kyle Armstrong joins Runcorn Linnets from Northwich Victoria

03 Sep : Linnets awarded Club of the Month award

02 Sep : Runcorn beat AFC Liverpool 2-0

30 Aug : Runcorn lose to Droylsden 4-0

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

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

More news >>


Next Match

Venue:Keighley Road
Postcode:BD20 0EH
Match:North West Counties Premier League

Weather Forecast:

Low 6°C
High 16°C

A couple of p.m. t-storms
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Next Home Match

Date:Sat 27 Sep 2014
Venue:The Millbank Linnets Stadium
Match:North West Counties Premier League

Weather Forecast:

Low 12°C
High 16°C

Mostly cloudy
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Last Match

St Helens Town
Date:Tue 16 Sep 2014
Match:North West Counties Premier League
Result:0-1 (won)

Match Report

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Draw date : 13/09/14

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NWCFL Tweets

- After all that excitement, we return Saturday with the First Round of the Men United Cup and a full Premier Division schedule. See you then!

- Not forgetting keeper Greg Hall who saved the 1st pen, and the remaining players for their superb effort tonight! Well done!

- .@GlossopNorthEnd then won 4-2 on penalties to secure a great win! Young, Bailey, Moran and Blackshaw the scorers from the spot

- At @GlossopNorthEnd, the home side come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with @NorthwichVicsFC... and thats how it stayed til the end of extra time

- To round off our summary, @BamberBridgeFC scored in last minute of extra time to record a 3-2 win AET at @squiresgatefc

- All results, goalscorers and attendances from tonight's games are now on the league website at

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