With crowds dwindling, Runcorn sold their Canal Street home to move into the 11,000 capacity Halton Stadium in nearby Widnes. The club also changed their name to Runcorn FC Halton. In the 2003/04 season, the Conference announced the formation of Conference North and South for following season, with Runcorn qualifying by finishing the season in thirteenth - the final automatic spot. The following two seasons saw relegations into UniBond Premier and UniBond First following financial difficulties, although the spot in UniBond First was never taken up as the club became dormant after the creation of Runcorn Linnets FC by the fans of the old club in 2006. Success came to The Linnets in season 2006/07 when promotion was achieved to the top division of the North West Counties League. After 4 years out of the town at Witton Albion, the club moved back to their own ground in Runcorn at the Millbank Linnets Stadium in 2010.