13 Jan 2022 : Chairman's Update - Week 51
We continued our recent good form with a comprehensive 7-0 win over Kendal Town at the APEC on Saturday. It was a brilliant performance that was a culmination of all the hard work Calum and his team have put in over the last few months and I think you could see it coming with the performances we've put in recently.
The win put us firmly in the play-off positions and I think we'll have a good idea of where we are at the end of this month. It's certainly an exciting time to be a Linnets fan.
Next, we travel to Ellesmere Port to take on City of Liverpool and considering the thrilling 3-3 draw at home last year, it should be a cracker.
The Ladies returned to action at the APEC Taxis Stadium against Alder FC Women with a 2-2 draw. This draw ended a tough run of league defeats so hopefully is a sign that the team is heading in the right direction. I took in some of Toddy's training session this week and I was very impressed by the effort they were putting in.
Next up for the Ladies is another home game against Didsbury FC Ladies on Sunday 23rd January at 2pm.
We have appointed Dean Vian as Development Team manager for the rest of the season. Dean has a good pedigree as a coach, having worked with Chester Women and the Chester Academy and he was recommended by Calum, so there will be a good working relationship between them. Gibbo will work with Dean for a while to ensure there is a good handover period.
Gibbo is handing over a very good crop of young players and I'm excited to see what Dean can do with them.
Following the Christmas break their next game is against 1874 Northwich U21 on Sunday 16th January at Moss Farm Leisure Complex and kicks off at 4pm.
ESPFA Academy Team
The Academy team returned from their Christmas break and showed no signs of any rustiness as Ste Chaney's lads ran out 10-2 winners against Witton Albion on Thursday. That now makes it seven wins out of seven to start the league season as well as another win in the cup. It has been a remarkable start for the lads and hopefully it will continue.
Their next game is at the APEC Taxis Stadium on Thursday 20th January at 12pm against Brighouse Town. The gates will be open and anyone is welcome to attend and cheer the lads on.
Thank you for reading.
Runcorn Linnets FC - Chairman
18 May : Reflections of "Spenny" - prize-winning volunteer
17 May : More managerial farewells as assistant Colin Woodthorpe heads for Chester
17 May : Dave Jones resigns from Trust Board of Runcorn Linnets
14 May : Ryan Brooke stars at emotional presentation night for Runcorn Linnets
12 May : Manager Calum McIntyre leaves Runcorn Linnets to take charge at Chester
07 May : Awards Night tickets on sale
01 May : Memories of a fantastic season after Play-off Final loss
29 Apr : Play-off Final - matchday arrangements
29 Apr : NPL West Division Play-off Final is a sell-out
28 Apr : Our initial online Play-off Final allocation has sold out
28 Apr : Play-off Final is now all-ticket - purchase tickets here
27 Apr : Runcorn Linnets power into home play-off final
19 Apr : Pay as You Like for Saturday's home game against Colne
19 Apr : Club statement regarding Leek Town game
18 Apr : Runcorn Linnets secure play-off spot
14 Apr : Ron Corn's Easter parade brings early holiday cheer
27 Mar : Paul Eastup will be back as club secretary from next season
24 Mar : Josh Christian vacates kit manager role to concentrate on Linnets in the Community
22 Mar : Non League Day
20 Mar : In Memory of Peter Eales
12 Mar : Date set for delayed Annual General Meeting
22 Feb : Board Role Changes
11 Feb : The Goalkeeper Situation
08 Feb : Message from the Trust Board
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