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Mark Houghton

Position : Forward

Mark returned to playing in the summer of 2019, after sitting out the club's inaugural Northern Premier League campaign due to injury.

He marked his pre-season comeback game at Barnton with a goal - just a few minutes after being introduced as a sub - to the great delight of the Linnets faithful.

Long-serving Mark had unselfishly played through a niggling injury in 2017-18 to make another important contribution to the Runcorn cause.

He played 40 times, scoring 11 goals, to end the title-winning North West Counties League season on 212 Linnets career outings.

Mark began his playing career at the top of the non-league ladder with Southport in the Football Conference, scoring a number of times against sides who are now in the Football League.

He joined Skelmersdale United in 2010 and later moved to Chorley under the guidance of Garry Flitcroft - winning the Northern Premier League First Division North title before returning to Skem.

The fast-moving striker joined Runcorn Linnets in December 2012 and scored in the club's League Challenge Cup final victory over Formby in May 2013.

Mark has had a major influence with his consistency, knack of popping up with important goals and versatility.

He can play in the wide positions, behind the front men or as the main striker - a role he successfully resumed over his last two seasons of football.

Mark has worn the captain's armband on a number of occasions as a reward for his exemplary attitude, commitment, loyalty and ability.

By the end of 2017-18, Mark had accrued 76 goals in Linnets colours.

Sponsor Mark Houghton

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