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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

    18 Nov : Runcorn beat Northwich Victoria 4-2

    18 Nov : Linnets sign goalkeeper Germano Mendes and midfielder Tom Molyneux

    17 Nov : New spectator entrance and toilet facilities in use as Vics visit The Millbank Linnets Stadium

    16 Nov : Linnets paired with visiting Crewe in Senior Cup

    What's New?

    • 15 Nov : Match Report for the Sunderland RCA FC game has been added.
    • 13 Nov : Match Report for the Sunderland RCA FC game has been added.
    • 08 Nov : Match Report for the Congleton Town game has been added.
    • 06 Nov : Match Report for the West Didsbury & Chorlton game has been added.
    • 01 Nov : Match Report for the Irlam game has been added.
    • 30 Oct : Match Report for the Barnoldswick Town game has been added.

    Launch of "Once a Linnet, Always a Linnet" booklet is delayed until Ashton Athletic home match

    We had hoped to have copies of former club chairman, Derek Greenwood's new booklet "Once a Linnet, Always a Linnet" on sale in time for this Saturday's game versus Northwich Vics.

    However, delivery has unfortunately been delayed until early next week, although the booklets have now been printed. The launch of the publication will now coincide with the opening of our new clubhouse on Saturday, November 25th when we entertain Ashton Athletic.

    Copies are still available to pre-order through our website.

    The cover price is 10 (postage if desired is extra, costing 2 in the UK).

    The 72-page full colour publication is in A4 format and traces the story of the Linnets back to the beginning with the formation of predecessor club, Runcorn AFC in 1918.

    The superb booklet is full of memories, photographs, memorabilia and statistics and is an ideal Christmas present for any Linnets fan.

    Every penny from sales will go directly to Runcorn Linnets FC.

    You can pre-order through the Purchase Page
    All pre-orders will be sent out as soon as the booklets have been delivered next week.

    Sincere apologies for the delay, due to circumstances beyond Derek's and the club's control.

    Runcorn Linnets FC Limited - notice of 2017 AGM

    The 2017 Annual General Meeting of Runcorn Linnets Football Club Limited is to take place on Thursday, December 7th in the clubhouse at The Millbank Linnets Stadium (7.30pm start).

    The meeting will see the presentation of the club accounts for the 2016-17 financial year. Nominations for the Trust Board have now closed as has the deadline for resolutions.

    Non members of the club will be able to attend the AGM but only as observers and will not be allowed to participate in the meeting. To be classed as a member, applications and renewals must have been received and accepted, and the appropriate subscription paid in full, by 7.30pm on Thursday, November 16th.

    Latest News

    18 Nov : Runcorn beat Northwich Victoria 4-2

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    Runcorn beat Northwich Victoria in the The Hallmark Security League Premier Division at The Millbank Linnets Stadium with a score of 4-2. Mark Houghton scored for the Linnets with a lovely touch from the edge of the 6 yard box that just made it over the line in the 16th minute. Mark Houghton increased the Linnets' lead in the 37th minute following a terrific tap from close range. Mitch Bryant extended our lead following a cracking strike from inside the area in the 44th minute. Northwich Victoria pulled one back in the 66th minute. Northwich Victoria closed the gap in the 69th minute. 77 mins:Mitch sent off for a second yellow. Paul Shanley increased the Linnets' lead following a fantastic shot from just outside the 6 yard box in the 87th minute.

    18 Nov : Linnets sign goalkeeper Germano Mendes and midfielder Tom Molyneux

    With Matthew Holmes suspended and Terry Smith unavailable, Runcorn Linnets have drafted in goalkeeper Germano Mendes ahead of this afternoon's game against Northwich Vics.


    17 Nov : New spectator entrance and toilet facilities in use as Vics visit The Millbank Linnets Stadium

    Fans coming to The Millbank Linnets Stadium for this Saturday's game against Northwich Victoria are advised that new admission arrangements are in operation.


    16 Nov : Linnets paired with visiting Crewe in Senior Cup

    Runcorn Linnets have been drawn at home to Crewe Alexandra in the Cheshire Senior Cup first round.


    Twitter - @RuncornLinnets

    - RT @Michael19Carney (Michael Carney): ??

    - RT @LinnetsLive (Runcorn Linnets Live): ????

    - RT @RobScowy (Robert Scowcroft): ???

    - RT @LinnetsUpdates (Linnets Updates): ?? 2 hands because Im bringing a friend

    - Can we have a show of hands from those people who will be able to come down to the Millbank Linnets Stadium tomorrow to give us a hand to move into our new clubhouse? #manyHandsMakeLightWork

    - RT @NorthwichVicsFC (Northwich Victoria): Vics Legend Kenny Jones Was Reunited with his Tankard to Recognise his then 700th game for the club Kindly Presented By @RuncornLinnets with Ken are Fellow Trickies Eddie Bishop & Tony Murphy Up The Vics !!! ???

    Twitter - @LinnetsLadies

    - 45 mins. Sandbach open the scoring. Linnets 0-1 Sandbach.

    - 20 mins. Score remains 0-0.

    - Linnets vs Sandbach has kicked off.

    - It's cup fever for the Linnets tomorrow as we start our Cheshire FA County Cup campaign. ??19.11.2017 ??1.00pm ??Cheshire FA County Cup ??Sandbach United Ladies ??Moss Farm, Northwich.

    - RT @Bradleysfight (Bradley Lowery): Can we get all the footballers to do a thumbs up today if they score and at end of the game? From grass roots to premier league. RT and get tagging who you want to see doing ????

    - Our Cheshire FA Cup campaign gets underway this Sunday as we host Sandbach United Ladies in the first round.

    Recent Headlines

    14 Nov : Armistice Day collection at Runcorn Linnets boosts Poppy Appeal

    13 Nov : Replay winners will be home to Marske United

    11 Nov : Runcorn draw with Sunderland RCA FC 1-1

    10 Nov : Welcome back to Warren Bellew

    07 Nov : Runcorn beat Congleton Town 0-1

    04 Nov : Danny O'Brien takes October's Millbank Player of the Month award at Runcorn Linnets

    04 Nov : Runcorn beat West Didsbury & Chorlton 7-0

    31 Oct : Runcorn lose to Irlam 1-0

    31 Oct : New souvenir booklet celebrates 100 years of the footballing Linnets

    28 Oct : Runcorn draw with Barnoldswick Town 1-1

    26 Oct : Runcorn Linnets snap up young forward Rio Gill

    24 Oct : Runcorn beat Team Northumbria 3-2

    More news >>


    Runcorn Linnets 200 Club

    Draw date : October 2017

    Winning Numbers
    Winners of 20 each:
    190, 98, 82

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    Next Match

    Stockport Town
    Venue:Stockport Sports Village, Lambeth Grove
    Postcode:SK6 1QX
    Match:Macron Cup 2nd Round South

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    Next Home Match

    Ashton Athletic
    Date:Sat 25 Nov 2017
    Venue:The Millbank Linnets Stadium
    Match:The Hallmark Security League Premier Division

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    Northwich Victoria

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    Date:Sat 18 Nov 2017
    Match:The Hallmark Security League Premier Division
    Result:4-2 (won)

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    - Latest News: Latest News: Twitter chatter - Saturday 18th November 2017

    - Hallmark Security League News Issue 17 Out Now -

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    - I think it's a coding problem with extra time games. Will have a look tomorrow afternoon at it (been on the to do list for a while but nobody has asked!) ??

    - Why thank you Julian! We like to make the effort! ??

    - In the First Division, only one of the top six goalscorers was on target today, that being Louis Downs (pictured) of Eccleshall, who scored their opener at Daisy Hill Joe Gaughan of Silsden still leads the way though, eight goals clear of Downs who is in second place

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