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Welcome to the official website of Runcorn Linnets FC.

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 currently play in the Hallmark Security Football League (North West Counties Football League), and were awarded 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

22 Jul : Runcorn beat Middlewich Town 1-9

20 Jul : Visit to Prescot is added to pre-season schedule

19 Jul : Great prizes to be won in our Millbank Golf Day raffle - tickets now on sale

Free admission to extra home pre-season friendly on Tuesday, July 25th

We have arranged a friendly against Eagle Sports this Tuesday, July 25th at The Millbank Linnets Stadium, ko 7.45pm - with entry being free.

Admission will then revert to the customary pre-season £4 (adults) and £2 (concessions) for our final home warm-up game against Skelmersdale United on Saturday, July 29th (ko 3pm).

Four free matches make Runcorn Linnets season tickets even better value

Season tickets for 2017-18 are now available to purchase.

The prices are unchanged at £108 for adults and £72 concessions - they are even better value this coming season as 22 home league games will be scheduled, instead of the usual 21, with the inclusion of Northwich Victoria in the Hallmark Security League Premier Division as a 23rd team.

This now means season ticket holders will receive four free matches instead of the usual three.

Normal match day admission prices at the turnstile will once again be £6 for adults and £4 concessions. Buying a season ticket means useful 'up front' income for your club.

For full details about how to obtain a season ticket through on line purchase or by postal application, please visit the Season Ticket Page.

Invitation to join Runcorn Linnets for our annual Golf Day

Our popular Golf Day at Runcorn Golf Club takes place this year on Thursday, August 17th.

Entries are now open to teams of four and we'd particularly like to see more golfers from among our fan base participating this year in support of the club.

If you are interested in participating but can't get a team together a full team of four, please get in touch through Contact Us as we may be able to team you up with other supporters in the same position.

The Runcorn Linnets Team Golf Competition is on Thursday, 17th August 2017 at Runcorn Golf Club in Clifton Road.

It is an 18-hole Stableford event with tee times from 11.00am and various sponsored holes and competitions.

There will be coffee and light lunch on arrival with a two-course dinner.

Entry is £200 per team of four players.

Further information from Mr Hedley Edwards, telephone 01928 575529
or Kel Hoose 07740 899960

Latest News

22 Jul : Runcorn beat Middlewich Town 1-9

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Runcorn beat Middlewich Town in the Pre-season warm-up at Seddon Street with a score of 1-9. Freddie Potter put the Linnets ahead in the 19th minute following a well-placed header from inside the 6 yard box. Mitch Bryant increased the Linnets' lead in the 39th minute following a coolly taken effort from just inside the area. Middlewich Town closed the gap in the 44th minute. Stuart Wellstead increased the Linnets' lead following a coolly taken tap from just outside the 6 yard box after the 'keeper fumbled the ball in the 45th minute. A trialist extended our lead from a firm strike after the 'keeper fumbled the ball in the 47th minute. Freddie Potter put us four goals clear following a well-placed touch from just inside the area in the 54th minute. A trialist added another to our tally in the 62nd minute following a powerful header from just outside the 6 yard box that went into the top left corner. Stuart Wellstead continued the domination with a terrific header from just inside the area in the 66th minute. Antony Hickey further extended our lead with a great chip from just inside the area in the 80th minute. Freddie Potter put us eight goals ahead with a fantastic header from inside the 6 yard box in the 85th minute.

20 Jul : Visit to Prescot is added to pre-season schedule

The Linnets will have an extra warm-up game ahead of the new season with a visit to Prescot Cables confirmed.


19 Jul : Great prizes to be won in our Millbank Golf Day raffle - tickets now on sale

As part of our annual Golf Day at Runcorn Golf Club on Thursday, August 17th we are holding a raffle to be drawn at the event.


Twitter - @RuncornLinnets

- We have arranged a friendly against Eagle Sports this Tuesday at 7.45 at the Millbank Linnets Stadium. Free admission! #FootballForFree

- Thanks for hosting again. All the best for your season ahead.

- RT @MiddlewichFC (Middlewich Town FC): Thanks to @RuncornLinnets for today's game. A 2nd half finishing masterclass was put on display. Good luck this season

- An excellent all round performance today! ???? #Together

- Full Time : @MiddlewichFC 1 Runcorn Linnets 9

- Freddie Potter put us eight goals ahead with a fantastic header from inside the 6 yard box in the 85th minute.

Twitter - @LinnetsLadies

- We had a great run out today against Broadneck 2003, a touring side from the USA.…

- Some more friendlies for the diary ??30.07.17 Northop Hall (A) ??06.08.17 Abbey Hulton (A) ??13.08.17 Airbus UK (H)

- Our pre-season continues this Sunday as we face Broadneck 2003, a touring side from the USA. 5.00 pm k.o. at Manchester University

- Gutted! Linnets are beaten 3-2 on penalties in the inter-county 9v9 tournament final.

- The final against Cadishead Rhinos finishes 0-0, so it's penalties for a third time today.

- Linnets win 3-1 on pens. On to the final!

Recent Headlines

18 Jul : Runcorn lose to Marine 0-1

15 Jul : Runcorn beat Witton Albion 4-2

14 Jul : Former Supporters Club chairman Stan Mayhew dies at 96

11 Jul : Linnets gear up for 200 Club recruitment drive ahead of fundraising switch

11 Jul : James Eastup takes place on board after co-option

08 Jul : August league fixtures are released

08 Jul : Runcorn beat Conwy Borough FC 1-6

07 Jul : Draw released for The Emirates FA Cup 2017-18

28 Jun : First-team physio needed at Runcorn Linnets

27 Jun : Regular fan Ellis is programmed for editor's role

25 Jun : Volunteers do the ground work for season ahead

24 Jun : Jack is Runcorn Linnets' latest signing - at a day old!

More news >>

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Next Match

Eagle Sports
Venue:The Millbank Linnets Stadium
Match:Pre-season warm-up

Weather Forecast:

Low 14°C
High 22°C

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Next Away Match

Prescot Cables
Date:Mon 31 Jul 2017
Venue:Volair Park
Postcode:L34 6HD
Match:Pre-season warm-up

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Low 14°C
High 21°C

Mostly cloudy, a little rain
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Last Match

Middlewich Town
Date:Sat 22 Jul 2017
Match:Pre-season warm-up
Result:1-9 (won)

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Draw date : 22/07/17

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