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01 Oct 2019 : Runcorn draw with Ossett United 2-2

This news item has been added from the Live SMS feed powered by BulkSMS.com In the 11th minute both sides have started evenly, not much to report. In the 18th minute Ossett United substituted Ben Hampson for Elliott Harrison. James Knowles received a Yellow Card for Ossett United in the 25th minute. In the 57th minute the Linnets substituted Louis Corrigan for Peter Wylie. Ossett United went ahead in the 59th minute with a goal from Aaron Haswell. In the 64th minute the Linnets substituted Jimmy Moore for Joshua Dobie. In the 69th minute Jamie Rainford pulled level from a brilliant finish that was unstoppable from inside the area. Kurt Sherlock gave the Linnets the advantage in the 77th minute with a coolly taken goal following a rebound from the edge of the 6 yard box. In the 79th minute Ossett United substituted Luke Porritt for Nick Guest. In the 82nd minute the Linnets substituted Jamie Rainford for Harry Cannon-Noren. Ossett United equalised in the 90th minute with a goal from Alex O'Keefe.

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28 Sep 2019 : Runcorn Linnets ready to make home bow in Buildbase FA Trophy

Runcorn Linnets are geared up for our first ever home tie in the Buildbase FA Trophy this afternoon, when Marine come to the Millbank Linnets Stadium.

Since formation in 2006, we have competed in the FA Vase but on last season reaching Step 4 of the National League System, became eligible to compete in the Trophy.

Manager Michael Ellison agrees that non-league's premier knockout competition provides a perfect backdrop to the first competitive meeting of the clubs.

He adds: "It's always a big game when Marine come to town. The fact that it's a derby and we've got a few lads who've played there, as I have myself, just adds that extra spice to the game."

This is a competition in which the our predecessors Runcorn AFC, had a proud tradition - reaching a hat-trick of Wembley finals in the 1980s and '90s while playing in three '70s semi-finals.

But Runcorn Linnets were to be disappointed on our long-awaited entry into the FA Trophy in 2018-19.

We bowed out at the first time of asking, losing 4-2 at Atherton Collieries in the extra preliminary round, which is where we again start the Road to Wembley.

The winners of today's tie will be away to fellow BetVictor NPL North West Division club, Trafford on Saturday, October 12th.

Although this is our first "official" meeting with the Mariners, we have played three pre-season friendlies against them.

All were at The MLS - the first in 2012 resulting in a 3-0 Linnets win.

This was followed by a 2-2 draw in 2016, the most recent contest bringing a 1-0 win for the team from Crosby.

Kick off is at 3pm.

28 Sep 2019 : Runcorn beat Marine 1-0

This news item has been added from the Live SMS feed powered by BulkSMS.com In the 35th minute Marine substituted James Ellison for Kieran Holsgrove. From inside the 6 yard box following a cracking strike following a rebound in the 43rd minute Connor McCarthy scored for the Linnets. Louis Corrigan received a Yellow Card for The Linnets in the 1st minute of added time of the first half. Niall Cummins received a Red Card for Marine in the 52nd minute. In the 62nd minute Marine subbed number 4 for number 19 (who isn't on the team sheet). In the 64th minute Marine substituted Max Broughton for Craig Lindfield. In the 68th minute the Linnets substituted Kurt Sherlock for Ryan Wade. Ryan Wade received a Yellow Card for The Linnets in the 73rd minute. In the 74th minute the Linnets substituted Jamie Rainford for Joshua Dobie. Ethan Devine received a Yellow Card for Marine in the 75th minute. Zac Aley received a Yellow Card for The Linnets in the 87th minute. Declan McGivern received a Yellow Card for The Linnets in the 89th minute.

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25 Sep 2019 : Runcorn Linnets mourn popular fan Lee Chesterson

Everyone involved with Runcorn Linnets is deeply saddened by the passing of life long Linnets supporter Lee Chesterson.

Lee was a supporter of both Runcorn FC and then Runcorn Linnets, travelling the length and breadth of the country to follow his beloved Linnets.

Pictured here in his yellow and green kilt, he was an effervescent and very popular member of the "Left Side Ultras" at The Millbank Linnets Stadium.

Lee served on the Trust Board of Runcorn Linnets, in 2017, as a co-opted member.

The club will be holding a minute's applause in tribute to Lee before Saturday's FA Trophy match versus Marine.

We also send our deepest sympathy to Lee's wife, Sarah and family at this very sad time.

24 Sep 2019 : Runcorn lost to Tadcaster Albion 1-0

This news item has been added from the Live SMS feed powered by BulkSMS.com Tadcaster Albion went ahead in the 1st minute of added time of the first half with a goal from Number 7. In the 58th minute the Linnets substituted Kurt Sherlock for Ryan Gibson. Kyle Hamid received a Yellow Card for The Linnets in the 64th minute. In the 67th minute the Linnets substituted Paul Shanley for Jamie Rainford. In the 84th minute the Linnets substituted Zac Aley for Louis Corrigan.

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