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Welcome to the official website of Runcorn Linnets FC.

We are members of the BetVictor Northern Premier League and were placed in Division One North/West for 2019-20 after the league's Step 4 boundaries were changed. We gained promotion to the League for 2018-19 as Premier Division champions of the Hallmark Security League (North West Counties Football League) on our 12th Birthday (28th April 2018) by securing the minimum of a second place finish in the Hallmark Security League's top flight. We went on to finish four points clear.

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 were awarded FA Charter Standard in October 2011.

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Latest Headlines

23 Aug : Richie Mottram returns to Runcorn Linnets

20 Aug : Travel with the team to long distance away games

20 Aug : Runcorn lost to Mossley AFC 2-1

19 Aug : Changes on the Trust Board at Runcorn Linnets

What's New?

  • 19 Aug : Match Report for the Pontefract Collieries FC game has been added.

FA Cup and FA Trophy draws

Confirmation of the draws for Runcorn Linnets in Football Association competitions:

In the Emirates FA Cup preliminary round, we will visit Atherton Collieries on Saturday, August 24th.

The Buildbase FA Trophy will see us entertain Marine in the extra preliminary round on Saturday, September 28th. A preliminary round visit to Trafford awaits the winners.

Cheshire Senior Cup draw brings Alex to the Millbank

We have been paired with Crewe Alexandra at home in the Cheshire Senior Cup first round. The date has yet to be confirmed.

Trust membership applications and renewals 2019-20

All† Trust memberships of Runcorn Linnets FC Limited expire on August 31st 2019 and become due for renewal on September 1st.

This is a chance for supporters of our first team to show their commitment to the club as a part-owner.

Renewals and applications from new members, supporting the aims and objectives of the Trust as outlined in the club constitution, are welcome.

Runcorn Linnets FC is owned and run by its fans on a one member, one vote basis and elections to the Trust Board take place annually on a members' vote.

Membership application forms are available from the clubhouse on first team matchdays or can be downloaded from the Trust page.

Under GDPR legislation, all† members are required to fill in the form every year to confirm they consent to their personal information being stored on our database.

Memberships cannot be accepted without a completed form.

2019-20 adult membership costs £5 for adults. Membership is £3 for seniors (65s/over) and juniors (Under 16s).

Family membership at £10 is for two adults and two u16s.

Junior members do not have voting rights.

Latest News

23 Aug : Richie Mottram returns to Runcorn Linnets

Goalkeeper Richie Mottram has returned to his spirtual home by signing for Runcorn Linnets.


20 Aug : Travel with the team to long distance away games

Changes to the geographical split† in the BetVictor Northern Premier League at Step 4 means increased travelling distance to our away games in the new North West Division One this season.


20 Aug : Runcorn lost to Mossley AFC 2-1

This news item has been added from the Live SMS feed powered by In the 15th minute Jamie Rainford put the Linnets ahead with a well-placed touch from just outside the 6 yard box as Mossley just watched. Simon Lennighan received a Yellow Card for Mossley AFC in the 39th minute. Adam Morgan received a Yellow Card for Mossley AFC in the 52nd minute. Mossley AFC equalised in the 60th minute. Mossley AFC put one past us in the 68th minute. In the 69th minute the Linnets substituted Harry Cannon-Noren for Ronnie McCarthy. In the 70th minute the Linnets substituted Jamie Rainford for Ryan Gibson. In the 74th minute Mossley AFC substituted Nicky Platts for Godwin Abadaki. In the 75th minute Mossley AFC substituted Nicky Platts for Ben Halfacre. In the 82nd minute Mossley AFC substituted Paul Marshall for Godwin Abadaki. In the 85th minute Mossley AFC substituted Adam Morgan for Max Leonard.

19 Aug : Changes on the Trust Board at Runcorn Linnets

Changes to the Trust Board of Runcorn Linnets have seen the departures of two members and the co-option of a newcomer.


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Recent Headlines

17 Aug : Championship-winning assistant manager Terry Murphy dies aged 79

17 Aug : Jack Hinnigan hopes to play a major part this season

17 Aug : Kurt Sherlock looks for extended run after injury recovery

17 Aug : Runcorn draw with Pontefract Collieries FC 1-1

16 Aug : Goalkeeper Bayleigh Passant joins Runcorn Linnets on loan from Tranmere Rovers

16 Aug : Connor McCarthy seals Runcorn Linnets return

16 Aug : Club captain Kyle Hamid makes Linnets switch to get game time

16 Aug : Mark Houghton re-signs for Runcorn Linnets but continues comeback with Burscough

10 Aug : Runcorn lost to Warrington Town 1-3

08 Aug : Warren Bellew is in great shape for Runcorn return

08 Aug : New signing Harry Cannon-Noren's favour is repaid by Linnets boss

06 Aug : Runcorn draw with Witton Albion 1-1

03 Aug : Runcorn lost to FC United of Manchester 2-0

30 Jul : Runcorn draw with Rylands FC 2-2

27 Jul : Runcorn lost to Ashton Athletic 3-0

24 Jul : 6ft 5in central defender Declan McGivern flies in from the States

24 Jul : Linnets finally get their man as midfielder Tom Owens signs

20 Jul : Manager Michael Ellison releases striker Freddie Potter

20 Jul : Runcorn beat Barnton 1-4

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