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11 Oct 2017 : Runcorn draw with Hanley Town 1-1

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Runcorn drew with Hanley Town in the The Hallmark Security League Premier Division at Abbey Lane with a score of 1-1. Stuart Wellstead scored for the Linnets following a firm header from just outside the 6 yard box in the 57th minute. Hanley Town equalised in the 88th minute.

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10 Oct 2017 : River Humphreys returns to Runcorn Linnets

River Humphreys is today unveiled as a new but very familiar signing at Runcorn Linnets after joining us for a second time.

The capture further boosts Michael Ellison's defensive options.

Central defender River enjoyed a successful two-year original spell with the Linnets but left in summer of 2016 after winning the Fiat Professional Tradesman Trials.

This national competition gave the plasterer a shot at professional football but a spell at Rochdale didn't work out for the now 27-year-old.

He returns to The Millbank Linnets Stadium after stints at Bangor City, Widnes and, most recently, Radcliffe Borough.

Welcome back, River!

09 Oct 2017 : Stuart Wellstead scoops league award

Many congratulations to Stuart Wellstead, who has won The Hallmark Security League's Premier Division Player of the Month award for September.

Stuart had already landed the club award and this latest accolade is equally well deserved. Well done, Stu!

07 Oct 2017 : Runcorn beat 1874 Northwich 2-4

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Runcorn beat 1874 Northwich in the The Hallmark Security League Premier Division at The Barton Stadium with a score of 2-4. Mark Houghton put the Linnets ahead in the 9th minute following a cracking header from just outside the 6 yard box. Paul Shanley increased the Linnets' lead in the 16th minute with a powerful header from a corner. Kyle Hamid extended our lead with a world class free-kick from 25 yards out in the 43rd minute. Mark Houghton put us four goals clear following a lovely tap from inside the 6 yard box in the 53rd minute. 1874 Northwich fought back in the 88th minute. 1874 Northwich pulled one back in the 90th minute.

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06 Oct 2017 : Millbank Player of the Month award for September goes to Stuart Wellstead

With nine goals in seven matches in September, Stuart Wellstead has stamped his mark on Runcorn Linnets' season and he is our Millbank Player of the Month.

It is a run of form which helped the Linnets to be unbeaten during the month, with six wins and a draw.

The scoring sequence came in very handy with Michael Ellison needing someone to fill the attacking void left by Freddie Potter being sidelined for six weeks with a shoulder injury.

Stuart held up his hand as an ideal replacement but he is much more than that.

An extremely versatile front player and capable marksman in his own right, he has justified and merited regular inclusion in the side once again.

The usual Linnets team work threw up several other major candidates including winger Paul Shanley (with three opposition man of the match awards in September), midfielder Michael Simpson, scorer of five goals including four screamers from outside the box, and right back Danny O'Brien who has performed with typical efficiency in defence and going forward.

But Stuart is the No1 choice. after inspiring the Linnets with a consistently high, all-round contribution which has seen him score at a prolific rate with both head and feet. He has an excellent attitude, always showing good discipline in all aspects of his game.

Be it leading the line, playing off the front or creating problems for defenders out wide (on the right or left), he gets the job done.

The highlight for Stuart was scoring the first and only hat-trick of Runcorn's season so far - all headers - as the Linnets kicked off the month with a 6-1 victory over Padiham at The Millbank.

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