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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

    11 Dec : 'Keeper Germano is released

    09 Dec : Cheshire Youth call-up for Rio Gill makes it four Linnets in squad

    09 Dec : Round-up from the Trust AGM

    05 Dec : Simon Charlesworth - funeral details are announced

    What's New?

    • 04 Dec : Match Report for the Marske United game has been added.
    • 29 Nov : Match Report for the Bootle game has been added.
    • 21 Nov : Match Report for the Stockport Town game has been added.
    • 21 Nov : Match Report for the Northwich Victoria game has been added.

    Current Notices

    • Padiham Game OFF
    • Fixture rearrangements - keep a note in your 2018 diary!
    • "Once a Linnet, Always a Linnet" available to buy online
    • Clubline has closed and we are searching for a new 'phone service

    Padiham Game OFF

    The match against Padiham has been postponed following a pitch inspection this morning which concluded that the playing surface was frozen.

    Fixture rearrangements - keep a note in your 2018 diary!

    We have been notified of two rearranged first-team fixtures after postponements for differing reasons.

    Our home Hallmark Security League fixture against Ashton Athletic, which was called off last month due to a waterlogged pitch, has now been timetabled for Tuesday, February 6th (ko 7.45pm).

    Meanwhile, the league has also confirmed that the away game against Widnes, held over from last weekend due to our FA Vase involvement, will now take place on Monday, March 5th, again with a 7.45pm kick off.

    "Once a Linnet, Always a Linnet" available to buy online

    With no further home first-team action now scheduled until Christmas weekend, sales of Derek Greenwood's booklet "Once a Linnet, Always a Linnet" will n the interim revert to online sales only.

    The 72-page full colour scrapbook history recounts 100 years of Linnets football (a landmark which will be reached in 2018). It has been going well with more than 160 copies now sold.

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

    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 order your copy through the Purchase Page

    Clubline has closed and we are searching for a new 'phone service

    Our present Clubline phone service has been discontinued and and we are currently looking into a viable alternative. Anyone ringing the 07050 number will find that calls are no longer accepted.

    We hope to sort out a successor service soon.

    Latest News

    11 Dec : 'Keeper Germano is released

    Best wishes to goalkeeper Germano Mendes, who has been released by the club.


    09 Dec : Cheshire Youth call-up for Rio Gill makes it four Linnets in squad

    Rio Gill's inclusion in the Cheshire County FA Youth squad for the forthcoming game against Liverpool FA in the FA County Youth Cup third round brings our total representation to four.


    09 Dec : Round-up from the Trust AGM

    At the 2017 AGM of Runcorn Linnets FC Limited in the clubhouse, the make-up of the new Trust Board was officially announced.


    05 Dec : Simon Charlesworth - funeral details are announced

    The funeral of Simon Charlesworth, co-founder of the Linnets Trust, will be held on Friday, December 15th.


    Twitter - @RuncornLinnets

    - Padiham game off - frozen pitch

    - RT @Padiham_FC (Padiham Football Club): Unfortunately we are the same. It’s a sunny clear day today but -5 temperatures forecast which isn’t what we need.

    - Padiham arrange Saturday pitch inspection for 9.30am.

    - RT @Padiham_FC (Padiham Football Club): There will be a pitch inspection for our home game vs @RuncornLinnets at 9:30AM tomorrow morning.

    - We are struggling to find a suitable service to replace the old clubline. We need a hunt group forwarding facility at zero cost to the club without extortionate costs for callers. #anyIdeasWelcome

    - Agreed, but it's better than the 07050 number we had. We don't make any money out of the clubline, and the actual charge would be 10p per minute, but it's the carrier charge on top that is outside of our control, and makes it more expensive.

    Twitter - @LinnetsLadies

    - Our away fixture at Chester FC today has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions.

    - Match report for today's victory over Egerton…

    - Full time. Linnets 3-2 Egerton.

    - 90 mins. Goal! Linnets take the lead through K. Roberts. Linnets 3-2 Egerton.

    - 70 mins. Goal! Linnets equalise from a corner, E Isherwood the scorer. Linnets 2-2 Egerton.

    - Egerton get the second half under way.

    Recent Headlines

    04 Dec : Repeat Player of the Month success for Danny O'Brien

    02 Dec : Runcorn lose to Marske United 2-3

    29 Nov : Tributes paid to Linnets Trust pioneer Simon Charlesworth before Bootle victory

    28 Nov : Runcorn beat Bootle 2-0

    27 Nov : Club expresses gratitude to Hayes family for their efforts in the Tea Bar

    25 Nov : Kieron Brislen returns to Runcorn Linnets

    24 Nov : New match day arrangements – questions and answers

    22 Nov : 'Once a Linnet, Always a Linnet' on sale before Saturday's home game

    20 Nov : Runcorn lose to Stockport Town 2-1

    20 Nov : Cheshire Senior Cup tie with Crewe Alexandra confirmed for Jan 10th

    18 Nov : Runcorn beat Northwich Victoria 4-2

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

    More news >>


    Runcorn Linnets 200 Club

    Draw date : November 2017

    Winning Numbers
    Winners of £20 each:
    12, 62, 91

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    Next Match

    Venue:Arbories Memorial Sports Ground
    Postcode:BB12 8LE
    Match:The Hallmark Security League Premier Division


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    Date:Sat 23 Dec 2017
    Venue:The Millbank Linnets Stadium
    Match:The Hallmark Security League Premier Division

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    Date:Tue 26 Dec 2017
    Postcode:WA7 4EX
    Match:The Hallmark Security League Premier Division

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