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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

17 Oct : Linnets draft in goalkeeper Bulmer

17 Oct : Runcorn beat Sheffield FC 2-3

10 Oct : Runcorn draw with Clitheroe 1-1

07 Oct : Linnets swoop for Seagulls skipper Tom McCready

What's New?

  • 19 Oct : Match Report for the Sheffield FC game has been added.
  • 11 Oct : Match Report for the Clitheroe game has been added.
  • 07 Oct : Match Report for the Brighouse Town game has been added.
  • 04 Oct : Match Report for the Marine game has been added.
  • 01 Oct : Match Report for the Mossley AFC game has been added.
  • 21 Sep : Match Report for the Pontefract Collieries FC game has been added.

Current Notices

Linnets will hit the road again in The Buildbase FA Trophy

Following Saturday's thriling 3-2 win at Sheffield FC, we have been drawn away to fellow NPL North West Division club, Pickering Town in the third qualifying round of The Buildbase FA Trophy.

The tie is to be played on Saturday, October 31st, ko 3pm.

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

Tickets will be available for a few days before the game, and the will become unavailable three hours before kick-off. Be sure to get your tickets in time as there is no pay on the gate facility available.

Staying Safe on Match-day

As part of our strategy to keep people as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are introducing a few changes on match-day at the Millbank Linnets Stadium:

  • You will be required to wear a face covering in and around the stadium unless you are exempt from doing so

  • You will be required to "check-in" using the NHS Test and Trace app, or provide contact details via paper

  • You will be required to stand/sit in one of the designated spaces, and we ask that you do not move around the Ground unnecessarily

  • You will be required to observe social distancing, and good hand hygiene at all times

  • Every ticket will include instructions with regards to the Turnstile to use, and your arrival time, in order to avoid long queues

If you feel you are unable to comply with any of these measures, then we suggest that you do not visit the Millbank Linnets Stadium.

NHS COVID-19 App at the Millbank Linnets Stadium

NHS QR posters are displayed to offer a quick, simple and secure way for supporters and visitors to register that they've been to the ground.

This will help NHS Test and Trace to identify and notify people who may have been exposed to the virus.

Players, spectators, coaches, match officials, staff / volunteers and all other visitors to the site aged 16 and above must provide their details.

The app is available on Android and iOS - details are available here.

We will also be operating a backup manual paper system, for those who do not have an appropriate smartphone to scan the code.

The NHS COVID-19 app has a feature that allows users to quickly and easily 'check in' to a venue by scanning the code. The information stays on the user's phone. We do not have to ask people who choose to 'check in' using the official NHS QR code to provide their contact details. If there is an outbreak associated with a venue, a message will be sent to the relevant app users with the necessary public health advice.

This will help to avoid the reintroduction of further lockdown measures.

In addition to maintaining and sharing records where requested and displaying an official NHS QR poster, everyone must also continue to follow other Government guidance to minimise the transmission of COVID-19. This includes maintaining a safe working environment and following social distancing guidelines.

Latest News

17 Oct : Linnets draft in goalkeeper Bulmer

We welcome to Runcorn Linnets 29-year-old goalkeeper Nik Bulmer, who has spent much of his career in the Welsh leagues, most recently with Cefn Druids.


17 Oct : Runcorn beat Sheffield FC 2-3

This news item has been added from the Live SMS feed powered by Sheffield FC put one past us in the 7th minute with a goal from Cody Prior. With a well-placed free-kick from just outside the area in the 1st minute of added time of the first half Craig Lindfield pulled level. In the 58th minute from inside the area following a coolly taken strike Ryan Brooke scored for the Linnets. Jamie Yates received a Yellow Card for Sheffield FC in the 72nd minute. Sheffield FC pulled level in the 76th minute with a goal from Ashley Grayson. In the 82nd minute the Linnets substituted Ryan Brooke for Jacques Welsh. In the 82nd minute the Linnets substituted Louis Hayes for Ben Wharton. With a cracking effort in the 3rd minute of added time of the second half Sean O'Mahony scored for the Linnets. In the 4th minute of added time of the second half the Linnets substituted Iwan Murray for Tom Ruffer. In the 4th minute of added time of the second half Sheffield FC substituted Ben Turner for Matthew Roney.

Match Report

10 Oct : Runcorn draw with Clitheroe 1-1

This news item has been added from the Live SMS feed powered by Ryan Brooke received a Yellow Card for The Linnets in the 17th minute. James Short received a Yellow Card for The Linnets in the 43rd minute. At half-time Clitheroe substituted Markell Foulds for Terry Cummings. Clitheroe put one past us in the 50th minute with a goal from Craig Hobson. In the 55th minute the Linnets substituted Peter Wylie for Louis Hayes. With a fabulous header from inside the 6 yard box Sean O'Mahoney equalised in the 62nd minute. In the 68th minute the Linnets substituted Ally Brown for Josh Brizell. In the 69th minute Clitheroe substituted Ross Dent for Connor Gaul. In the 83rd minute the Linnets substituted Kurt Sherlock for Iwan Murray. In the 85th minute Clitheroe substituted Craig Hobson for Kieran Feeney.

Match Report

07 Oct : Linnets swoop for Seagulls skipper Tom McCready

Calum McIntyre has added experience in midfield with the capture of Colwyn Bay skipper Tom McCready.


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Recent Headlines

05 Oct : Runcorn draw with Brighouse Town 3-3

03 Oct : Runcorn lost to Marine 1-1 (Pens:3-4)

29 Sep : Runcorn Linnets to host FA Cup tie with increased virus protection measures

29 Sep : Runcorn beat Mossley AFC 1-2

25 Sep : Mossley fixture is reversed amid Covid concerns

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

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

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