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14 Oct 2019 : Home FA Trophy draw pitches Linnets against familiar opponents
The draw for the next round of the Buildbase FA Trophy has handed us a home tie against Pontefract Collieries on Saturday, October 26th (ko 3pm).
The First Round Qualifying game will be the third meeting of the teams this season, following a 1-1 league draw at The Millbank on the opening day and our 1-0 defeat at Pontefract in the return match earlier this month.
12 Oct 2019 : Runcorn beat Trafford 0-3
Kurt Sherlock put the Linnets ahead from inside the 6 yard box from a lovely touch in the 11th minute. Ally Brown received a Yellow Card for The Linnets in the 29th minute. The Linnets benefit from a Trafford's own goal by Sam Baird in the 33rd minute. Joel Amado received a Yellow Card for Trafford in the 58th minute. In the 59th minute Trafford substituted Curtis Miller for Toyeeb Mustapha. In the 60th minute Trafford substituted Keil O'Brien for Darius Palma. In the 60th minute Trafford substituted Oli Roberts for Michael Jones. Jamie Rainford put us three ahead with a cracking strike from inside the area in the 62nd minute. In the 66th minute the Linnets substituted Kurt Sherlock for Kyle Hamid. In the 74th minute the Linnets substituted Zac Aley for Ryan Wade. In the 83rd minute the Linnets substituted Joshua Dobie for Warren Bellew.
10 Oct 2019 : Double delight for Linnets Academy away from home
Runcorn Linnets have got the show on the road in style on debut in the Northern Premier League Football Academy (NPLFA).
The team yesterday secured a second away success in as many attempts with a fine 4-2 win at Belper Town (Yellow) in the Sports Trader Division.
Linnets had stormed into a 3-0 half-time lead with goals from Ross Avies and Harrison Thatcher, whose efforts were supplemented by Aiden Brown.
It was a good way for the team to bounce back from the previous week's 5-2 home defeat by a more-experienced Widnes FC side, which included some second year students.
Our lads had also led at the interval, this time 2-0 with Avies and Brown on target. As further consolation, Harrison Thatcher was named in the NPLFA "Team of the Week".
The derby, the first NPLFA game at The Millbank Linnets Stadium, attracted a Wednesday afternoon crowd of just below 50.
Admission to all NPL home games is free via main entrance to the stadium. The canteen will be open as a rule.
Runcorn Linnets' next two scheduled league games, both at the MLS, are on Wednesday, October 16th against Radcliffe (Black) and Wednesday, October 23rd against Skelmerdale United.
We also have a home draw against Stafford Rangers in the NPLFA Cup on Wednesday, November 6th.
All these games have 1pm kick offs.
Any fixture updates will appear on the Runcorn Linnets NPLFA twitter site @LinnetsNpl
The photo from the Widnes home game is by Andy Findlay.
09 Oct 2019 : Stalwart supporter Len Fagan dies, aged 84.
The club has this afternoon received some extremely sad and upsetting news, relating to one of our most loyal fans.
Len Fagan passed away earlier this week, aged 84.
He was a regular at home matches and also travelled away when possible.
He had been at our game at Pontefract on Saturday but had admitted to friend and fellow fan, Bob Pinnington, to not feeling well.
Len had been a stalwart Linnets follower since Canal Street days.
Always enthusiastic about the merits of non-league football, Len was instantly recognisible with his flat cap and distinctive voice.
He miss be sadly missed.
05 Oct 2019 : Runcorn lost to Pontefract Collieries FC 1-0
Pontefract Collieries FC put one past us in the 2nd minute with a goal from Vaughan Redford. In the 58th minute the Linnets substituted Harry Cannon-Noren for Ryan Gibson. CORRECTION: Harry Cannon-Noren was substituted for Ryan Gibson at Half time. In the 60th minute the Linnets substituted Nick Ryan for Tom Owens. CORRECTION: Nick Ryan was substituted for Tom Owens at Half time. In the 67th minute Pontefract Collieries FC substituted Gavin Rothery for Fabian Bailey. Vaughan Redford received a Yellow Card for Pontefract Collieries FC in the 74th minute. In the 80th minute the Linnets substituted Kyle Hamid for Kurt Sherlock. In the 81st minute Pontefract Collieries FC substituted Michael Dunn for Jameel Ible. Ryan Wade received a Yellow Card for The Linnets in the 88th minute. In the 2nd minute of added time of the second half Pontefract Collieries FC substituted Joe Lumsden for Layton Swaine.
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