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Welcome to the official website of Runcorn Linnets FC.

We are members of the EVO-STIK League (Northern Premier League). We joined for 2018-19 as Premier Division champions of the Hallmark Security League (North West Counties Football League).

We gained promotion to the EVO-STIK League West Division 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

16 Feb : New recruit signs up for defensive duty with Runcorn Linnets

16 Feb : Runcorn beat Clitheroe 0-5

14 Feb : Linnets paired at home to Lairds in Senior Cup semi

12 Feb : Runcorn beat Congleton Town 4-1

What's New?

  • 14 Feb : The Events page has been updated.
  • 13 Feb : Match Report for the Congleton Town game has been added.
  • 11 Feb : Match Report for the Kidsgrove Athletic FC game has been added.
  • 06 Feb : Match Report for the Trafford game has been added.
  • 30 Jan : Match Report for the Leek Town game has been added.
  • 22 Jan : Match Report for the Prescot Cables game has been added.

Chance for 16-17 year old schoolboy footballers to try out for a place in our new full-time Academy

Runcorn Linnets are looking for talented, committed and ambitious local schoolboy footballers currently in Year 11, who are interested in join a semi-professional academy in the EVO-STIK League where they will study, train and play full time after leaving school in 2019.

Our students study for a BTEC in Sport qualification (Level 3), train every day with an UEFA qualified coach and play in the NPL Football Academy League with opportunities to play in the FA Youth Cup.

Starting in September 2019, the Runcorn Linnets 'Education and Football Academy' is an alternative to college and is ideal for any 16/17 year old boys, who wish to gain a great education and develop as a footballer at the same time.

TRIALS are taking place in the forthcoming February half-term holidays.

DATE & TIME: Monday, 11th February, 4:30pm - 6pm
VENUE: Prescot Soccer Centre, Warrington Road, Prescot, L35 5AD (3G pitch)

DATE & TIME: Friday, 22nd February, 10am - 12pm
VENUE: Prescot Soccer Centre, Warrington Road, Prescot, L35 5AD (3G pitch)

If you would like to attend, please register your details at

Player sponsorship now available at 25 - below half original price

With a few newcomers having come into the first-team squad as our maiden EVO-STIK League season evolves, we have some fresh player sponsorships available.

Now we are into the second half of the season, these are being offered and made available at 25 - less than half the original price.

If the rest of the campaign is as exciting as the season has proved so far, then we are in for a treat and you could play your part.

Player sponsors get credited on the squad page of our club website and your name will appear on our twitter feed in a special graphic every time your player scores a Linnets goal!

So please visit the Squad Pageto bag yourself a bargain by backing one of our boys!!

Laugh out loud with Runcorn Linnets at ground-breaking comedy night

Runcorn Linnets aim to show we are game for a laugh with the staging of a Comedy Night in the clubhouse at The Millbank Linnets Stadium.

The Giggle Shack presentation on Friday, March 29th (doors open at 7pm) is in association with Colin Havey Promotions, with local comic Colin himself as event host.

Top of the triple bill is Big Lou, alias multi award-winning Manchester funnyman Lewis Jones.

Mike Bignall, Runcorn Linnets chairman, said: "This is a completely new venture for Runcorn Linnets and certainly something different from the serious business of winning football matches!

"We hope as many as possible, our fans and those who have never been to The Millbank or to any football match for that matter, will support the night.

"We are expecting a cracking night and the beer to be flowing to ensure throats hoarse with laughter are kept well lubricated!"

Tickets at 15 each (hot food included) will be available from the clubhouse bar on first team matchdays.

Anyone interested in attending and purchasing a ticket or tickets can get in touch with the club through Contact Us.

Please note admission to the show, in aid of Runcorn Linnets FC club funds, is limited to those aged 18 and over.

Latest News

16 Feb : New recruit signs up for defensive duty with Runcorn Linnets

Michael Ellison has boosted his Runcorn Linnets defence with the capture of 19-year-old Frank Jones.


16 Feb : Runcorn beat Clitheroe 0-5

This news item has been added from the Live SMS feed powered by In the 10th minute Liam O'Neill gave the Linnets the advantage after a fantastic touch that drilled into the bottom right corner from inside the 6 yard box. In the 13th minute Kurt Sherlock put us a further goal clear from just inside the area from a fantastic shot. Louis Corrigan received a Yellow Card for The Linnets in the 27th minute. In the 33rd minute from just outside the 6 yard box with a cracking volley Paul Shanley extended our lead. In the 41st minute the Linnets substituted Zac Aley for Mitch Bryant. Mitch Bryant put us four goals clear in the 2nd minute of added time of the first half from close range from a cheeky back-heel. At half-time Clitheroe substituted Josh Gregory for Antoine Recizac. In the 46th minute Clitheroe substituted Andreas Bianga for Ryan Botell. Mitch Bryant added another to our tally from just outside the 6 yard box following a firmly-placed kick in the 46th minute. In the 63rd minute Clitheroe substituted Harry Pratt for James Sloane. In the 67th minute the Linnets substituted Kurt Sherlock for Bobby Evans. In the 76th minute the Linnets substituted Danny O'Brien for Frank Jones.

14 Feb : Linnets paired at home to Lairds in Senior Cup semi

The draw for the Cheshire Senior Cup semi-finals has handed Runcorn Linnets a home draw.


12 Feb : Runcorn beat Congleton Town 4-1

This news item has been added from the Live SMS feed powered by With a cracking strike from just outside the 6 yard box in the 15th minute Peter Wylie gave the Linnets the advantage. Mitch Bryant put us a further goal clear with a cheeky touch from close range in the 25th minute. In the 56th minute the Linnets substituted Jan Palinkas for Josh Dobie. In the 63rd minute Congleton replaced number 3 with number 12. In the 65th minute the Linnets substituted Harrison Coady for Ryan Gibson. Congleton Town closed the gap in the 68th minute with a goal from Sol Henderson. In the 76th minute Congleton sub'd 9 for 14. Mitch Bryant increased the Linnets' lead from a powerful strike from inside the 6 yard box in the 81st minute. In the 84th minute Congleton sub - 11 for 17. In the 90th minute from just inside the area with an unstoppable shot Ryan Gibson put us three ahead.

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Recent Headlines

09 Feb : Linnets bring in teenage midfielder Coady

09 Feb : Runcorn beat Kidsgrove Athletic FC 2-1

08 Feb : Matt's the keeper of top January player award at Linnets

05 Feb : Runcorn lost to Trafford 1-3

27 Jan : Runcorn Linnets are On The Ball for football's fight against period poverty

26 Jan : Runcorn draw with Leek Town 1-1

25 Jan : Defender Matt Russell is released

19 Jan : Runcorn beat Prescot Cables 2-1

18 Jan : Linnets' striker search ends with signing of Liam O'Neill from Padiham

12 Jan : Runcorn lost to Atherton Collieries 0-3

08 Jan : Runcorn beat Stalybridge Celtic 5-4 after penalties (1-1 AET)

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Date:Sat 23 Feb 2019
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