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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

20 Oct : Runcorn lose to Prescot Cables 2-1

19 Oct : Club of the Month award is presented to Linnets by EVO-STIK League chairman

19 Oct : Liam Collings joins Stafford Rangers

19 Oct : Glossop move ends Mitch's stay at Linnets

13 Oct : Runcorn beat Colne 1-6

What's New?

  • 15 Oct : Match Report for the Colne game has been added.
  • 08 Oct : Match Report for the Kendal Town game has been added.
  • 08 Oct : The Events page has been updated.
  • 03 Oct : Match Report for the Radcliffe FC game has been added.
  • 01 Oct : Match Report for the Atherton Collieries game has been added.
  • 26 Sep : Match Report for the Mossley AFC game has been added.

We are looking for talented, committed and ambitious Year 11 footballers who wish to join our semi-professional academy in the Evo-Stik League

Are you or do you know anyone in Year 11?

Runcorn Linnets are looking for talented, committed and ambitious local footballers who wish to 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 2 or 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 who want to gain a great education and develop as a footballer at the same time.

TRIALS are taking place in the forthcoming half term holidays:-

DATE: Thursday 25th October
TIME: 1pm 3pm
VENUE: Runcorn Linnets FC, Millbank Linnets Stadium, Stockham Lane, Runcorn, WA7 6GJ

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

At the Runcorn Linnets Academy you will study, train and play full time.

- Alternative to college
- BTEC in Sport 3 (equivalent to 2/3 A Levels)
- Two year programme
- Study in the classroom with your team mates
- Opportunities to gain experience at the football club

- Experienced & UEFA qualified coaches
- Train three/four times a week
- Improve technical ability and fitness on a daily basis
- Opportunities to train with the first team

- In the NPL Football Academy League
- Opportunities to play in the FA Youth Cup
- Games played at Evo-Stik League stadiums
- Opportunities to progress to the first team
- Opportunities to play for the inter-league team against professional clubs (

- All matches are filmed, analysed and shown in a weekly highlights package online with our video partners FilmMyMatch (
- Opportunities to take part in online challenges against other students (
- Opportunities to study, play and coach in the USA by gaining a scholarship
- Progress onto our three-year university degree course (

Take a look at the NPLFA's success stories - - and activate your ambition now by applying at

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Our Clubhouse now has BT Sport up and running

We are pleased to announce that in addition to the new bar being constructed, the clubhouse now has BT Sport installed.

Your chance to own or ride a horse, sponsor a race and place your bets - our Race Night is on Saturday, November 3rd

On Saturday November 3rd, the club is holding a Race Night in the clubhouse at the Millbank Linnets Stadium.

The event starts at 8pm after our EVO-STIK League home match against Leek Town and the Arsenal v Liverpool match on BT Sport (this will be televised in the clubhouse at 5.30pm).

We hope that the first-team squad and management team will be in attendance for the race night.

Admission to the race night is free and the bar will be open with hot food being sold from the kitchen.

In addition to on-the-night betting on the filmed horse races, you can help YOUR club through sponsorship.

You can sponsor a race at 25 while for 5 you can be an owner or jockey of a particular horse - all the runners are named after Linnets players of past and present.

The contribution of race sponsors will be acknowledged throughout the evening.

They can also present the awards to any winners from the race
(horse or jockey sponsors will receive a prize if their horse wins).

Sponsorship can be pledged online on the Race Night page

Alternatively, please speak to one of the following on match days: Mike Bignall, Jon Urquhart, Hedley Edwards, Kel Hoose, Josh Christian or Paul Tandy.

As always, we ask that you support the event as much as YOU possibly can as this is an important fundraising evening in aid of YOUR club.

Let's make it a big success!

Latest News

20 Oct : Runcorn lose to Prescot Cables 2-1

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Runcorn lost to Prescot Cables in the EVO-STIK First Division West at Volair Park with a score of 2-1. Danny O'Brien put the Linnets ahead in the 2nd minute following a fantastic free-kick despite the 'keeper getting something on it. 14th Min : Freddie sent off for retaliating against a Cables claim for a foul that didn't happen. 43 mins:Simmo sent off, and penalty awarded. Prescot Cables equalised in the 44th minute from the penalty spot. Prescot Cables finally pressed their 2 man advantage in the 79th minute.

19 Oct : Club of the Month award is presented to Linnets by EVO-STIK League chairman

Runcorn Linnets chairman Mike Bignall and club secretary Tracy Measor were very pleased to officially accept the EVO-STIK League's West Division Club of the Month Award for September.


19 Oct : Liam Collings joins Stafford Rangers

Time has been called on Liam Collings' brief spell as a Runcorn Linnets player.


19 Oct : Glossop move ends Mitch's stay at Linnets

Mitch Bryant has left Runcorn Linnets to join EVO-STIK League West rivals Glossop North End.


13 Oct : Runcorn beat Colne 1-6

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Runcorn beat Colne in the EVO-STIK First Division West at Holt House Stadium with a score of 1-5. Kris Holt put the Linnets ahead in the 7th minute following a fantastic shot from just outside the area that was unstoppable. Freddie Potter increased the Linnets' lead with a lovely finish from inside the 6 yard box that left the 'keeper planted in the 24th minute. Danny O'Brien extended our lead in the 29th minute following a well-taken penalty. Colne pulled one back in the 40th minute. Connor McCarthy extended our lead with a terrific tap from inside the 6 yard box in the 54th minute. Danny O'Brien put us four goals clear in the 83rd minute from a well-taken penalty. Paul Shanley scored the 6th in the last seconds of extra time.

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Recent Headlines

12 Oct : Callum Lucy makes Linnets return

04 Oct : Freddie toasts successful September with monthly Bowland Brewery award

02 Oct : Runcorn draw with Radcliffe FC 0-0

01 Oct : Linnets earn Club of The Month accolade

29 Sep : Runcorn lose to Atherton Collieries 4-2

25 Sep : Tesco smooths the way for Millbank Linnets Stadium visitors

22 Sep : Runcorn lose to Atherton Collieries 3-2

20 Sep : Loan star Niall signs on for a second month

18 Sep : Runcorn beat Warrington Town 5-4 after penalties (1-1 AET)

15 Sep : Runcorn beat Colne 2-0

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Runcorn Linnets 200 Club

Draw date : September 2018

Winning Numbers
Winners of 20 each:
158, 103, 39

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Next Match

Date:Tue 30 Oct 2018
Venue:The Millbank Linnets Stadium
Match:Cheshire Senior Cup preliminary round
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Next Away Match

Market Drayton Town
Date:Sat 10 Nov 2018
Postcode:TF9 3SL
Match:EVO-STIK First Division West

Last Match

Prescot Cables
Date:Sat 20 Oct 2018
Match:EVO-STIK First Division West
Result:2-1 (lost)

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