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25 Sep 2017 : Buildbase FA Vase first round pitches Linnets at Team Northumbria

Runcorn Linnets face a long trip to the North East in the Buildbase FA Vase first round.

We will be away to Team Northumbria on Saturday, October 21st (ko 3pm).

Team Northumbria play in the top flight (Division One) of the Ebac Northern League, currently lying 11th of 22 teams with two wins and three defeats at home and 13 points overall from 10 games.

They play at the Coach Lane Campus of Northumbria University in the Benton district of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7XA.

Team Northumbria entered this season's FA Vase in the second qualifying round, defeating visitors Durham City of Northern League Division Two 2-0 on Saturday.

23 Sep 2017 : Runcorn draw with Abbey Hey 2-2

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Runcorn drew with Abbey Hey in the The Hallmark Security League Premier Division at The Millbank Linnets Stadium with a score of 2-2. Stuart Wellstead scored for the Linnets in the 13th minute with a brilliant volley from just outside the area that was unstoppable. Abbey Hey equalised in the 16th minute. Abbey Hey scored in the 45th minute. Stuart Wellstead equalised in the 69th minute following a well-taken penalty.

Match Report

22 Sep 2017 : Ello reflects on midweek comeback ahead of home game with Abbey Hey

Michael Ellison is looking forward to tomorrow's game against Abbey Hey at the Millbank Linnets Stadium and hoping to continue the momentum of some high-scoring victories.

Linnets came from 2-0 down in midweek to defeat AFC Liverpool 5-2, Stuart Wellstead putting an earlier penalty miss behind him to score from the spot before Mark Houghton levelled going into the break.

'The lads showed great character but I never doubted it to be honest, even when we were 2-0 down,' said Ello.

'We had plenty of the ball and were creating opportunities. We didn't panic and we kept playing and ultimately forced the two goals before half-time to draw us level.

'Great bottle by Stu to step up and bury the second pen after a really good save from the 'keeper on the first one and once we got the second goal, there was only going to be one winner.'

Ello, delighted to welcome club record appearances holder Matt Atherton back into the fold after losing left back Danny McKenna to Witton Albion, admitted it had also been great to see vice-captain Mark Houghton back on the score sheet.

'I was made up for Houghto. The lad works so hard for the team and sometimes you can forget what a great goal scorer he is. He is starting to get back go full fitness and he really is a key player,' said the manager.

The boss pinpointed the support of the crowd and a fine individual display from Paul Shanley within a team frame work as being instrumental to the recovery.

'It was a great atmosphere and it really is a huge lift for the players when they can hear the fans singing.

'It's always a team effort. I thought we defended really well,apart from the penalty incident (which saw the visitors go 2-0 ahead) - especially the two centre backs against the really good front three of AFC.

'But Shanners was top drawer and after not having a pre-season through injury, he's really starting to show what a top player he is.'

The Abbey Hey game kicks off at 3pm.

You can read more thoughts from the manager in tomorrow's match day programme, price 2.

21 Sep 2017 : More than 400 in prizes to be won this Saturday in second monthly 200 Club draw

Runcorn Linets' second 200 Club draw will take place this Saturday at our rearranged home match against Abbey Hey at The Millbank Linnets Stsdium (ko 3pm)

The response so far to the new fundraising scheme has been excellent and there will be a full prizepot this month.

There will be a first prize of 200 with 100 to the runner-up, 50 for 3rd place and 20 each for 4th, 5th and 6th places.

This draw is a crucial part of our commercial activity to aid club development and we would urge all members and supporters who have not yet signed up for the scheme to please consider doing so if possible.

It would be great if we could increase participation so that the 200 Club could evolve into a 250 Club, 300 Club and so on.

The more money the scheme brings in, the more YOUR club will benefit.

Please encourage your family menbers and friends to join too if they can.

Entry costs 5 a month and the prizes are well worth winning.

Full details of the 200 Club and how you can join are available here

19 Sep 2017 : Runcorn beat AFC Liverpool 5-2

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Runcorn beat AFC Liverpool in the The Hallmark Security League Premier Division at The Millbank Linnets Stadium with a score of 5-2. AFC Liverpool scored in the 15th minute. AFC Liverpool increased their lead in the 21st minute from a penalty. Wellstead penalty saved in 27th minute. Stuart Wellstead closed the gap in the 32nd minute from an unstoppable penalty. Mark Houghton equalised in added time of the first half with a terrific tap from inside the 6 yard box. Rory Fallon put the Linnets ahead in the 51st minute with a cracking strike from the edge of the 6 yard box. Stuart Wellstead increased the Linnets' lead from another penalty in the 59th minute. Paul Shanley extended our lead with a curling shot from just outside the area in the 79th minute.

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