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Welcome to the official website of Runcorn Linnets FC.

We are members of the Northern Premier League and were placed in Division One North/West for 2019-20 after the league's Step 4 boundaries were changed. We gained promotion to the League for 2018-19 as Premier Division champions of the Hallmark Security League (North West Counties Football League) on our 12th Birthday (28th April 2018) by securing the minimum of a second place finish in the Hallmark Security League's top flight. We went on to finish four points clear.

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 were awarded FA 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

19 Sep : Runcorn draw with Pontefract Collieries FC 1-1

12 Sep : Goalkeeper Paddy Wharton makes Linnets switch

12 Sep : Runcorn beat Albion Sports AFC 2-0

11 Sep : Linnets are handed a bye in Cheshire Senior Cup draw

What's New?

  • 13 Sep : Match Report for the Albion Sports AFC game has been added.

Current Notices

Long trek to the North East for Linnets as FA Cup journey continues

We have drawn West Auckland Town away in the first qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The tie will take place on Tuesday, September 22nd.

The EBAC Northern League side, from County Durham, defeated Northumberland visitors Ashington 3-0 on penalties after a 3-3 draw at 90 minutes in Saturday's preliminary round.

Season Tickets available for Collection/Purchase on Friday Evening

The Clubhouse at the Millbank Linnets Stadium will be open for purchase/collection of Season Tickets on Friday 25th September between 6pm and 8pm.

Numbers permitted into the clubhouse at once will be limited, and we ask all visitors to wear a mask or face covering when visiting.

You can purchase your Season Tickets online via our Season Ticket page.

Flying start for playing surface as Pitch Heroes scheme takes off!

Those who have been able to attend our home games so far will have seen for themselves what a tremendous asset our new Hybrid pitch is to the club and community.

Earlier this summer, we launched our Pitch Heroes scheme as part of the club's commitment towards the funding of the state-of-the-art playing surface.

Supporters are being asked to sponsor a section of the pitch at The Millbank Linnets Stadium.

Many thanks to those, who have already chipped in. Your support is very much appreciated!

The scheme remains open to all individuals, companies, organisations and groups wishimg to subscribe.

Each section costs 10 and sponsorship can be taken for a single section or multiple sections.

Contributions will be recognised on a commemorative Pitch Heroes board at the ground. Each participant will receive a special
pin badge (these are now in production).

Thanks everyone for your support - and please pitch in if you can. Every donation helps!!

All home matches are ticket only

The current situation is that all of our home matches are all-ticket. Tickets can only be purchased online from our new ticket shop which is available at

Latest News

19 Sep : Runcorn draw with Pontefract Collieries FC 1-1

This news item has been added from the Live SMS feed powered by Craig Lindfield scored in the 6th minute. In the 57th minute Pontefract Collieries FC substituted Sam Cable for Nathan Modeste. In the 61st minute the Linnets substituted Ryan Brooke for Tom Ruffer. In the 64th minute Pontefract Collieries FC substituted Fabian Bailey for Matty Nebard. In the 83rd minute the Linnets substituted Louis Hayes for Joe Nolan. Pontefract Collieries FC equalised in the 86th minute. In the 90th minute the Linnets substituted Craig Lindfield for Stuart Crilly.

12 Sep : Goalkeeper Paddy Wharton makes Linnets switch

Runcorn Linnets have signed Paddy Wharton after securing the 20-year-old goalkeeper's release from Warrington Town.


12 Sep : Runcorn beat Albion Sports AFC 2-0

This news item has been added from the Live SMS feed powered by In the 13th minute Albion Sports AFC substituted Kamron Basi for Ben McCready. In the 29th minute Joe Nolan scored for the Linnets from the edge of the area after a well-struck shot. Craig Lindfield increased the Linnets' lead following a controlled touch from close range in the 37th minute. In the 54th minute Albion Sports AFC substituted Dean Bartle for Sanchez Payne. Received a Yellow Card for The Linnets in the 61st minute. In the 63rd minute Albion Sports AFC substituted Jake Topp for Ryan Ferguson. In the 67th minute the Linnets substituted Ryan Brooke for Tom Ruffer. Received a Yellow Card for The Linnets in the 75th minute. In the 76th minute the Linnets substituted Iwan Murray for Adam Barthram. In the 81st minute the Linnets substituted Alex Turner for Louis Hayes.

Match Report

11 Sep : Linnets are handed a bye in Cheshire Senior Cup draw

The club last night received details of the draw for the Cheshire Senior Cup involving Runcorn Linnets.


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Recent Headlines

09 Sep : Ruffer back on Linnets teamsheet as Tom follows in father's footsteps

06 Sep : Trust membership is available after revamp

04 Sep : Runcorn Linnets add old boy Ryan Neild to new recruits

03 Sep : Pitching In sponsors Northern Premier League

31 Aug : Jack is Hinn our squad again for new season!

28 Aug : Preston teenager Joe Nolan joins the ranks at The Millbank

25 Aug : Former LFC Academy midfielder Alex Turner signs in

21 Aug : Double loan deal completed by busy boss

21 Aug : Defender Josh Brizell joins Runcorn Linnets

20 Aug : Tickets Arrangements for Home Friendlies

01 Aug : Paul Shanley links up with Rylands

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Draw date : July 2020

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Next Match

West Auckland Town
Venue:Wanted Stadium, Darlington Road
Postcode:DL14 9AQ
Match:Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round

Next Home Match

Mossley AFC
Date:Tue 29 Sep 2020
Venue:The Millbank Linnets Stadium
Match:Northern Premier North West Division
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Last Match

Pontefract Collieries FC
Date:Sat 19 Sep 2020
Match:Northern Premier North West Division
Result:1-1 (drawn)

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