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06 Oct 2017 : Millbank Player of the Month award for September goes to Stuart Wellstead

With nine goals in seven matches in September, Stuart Wellstead has stamped his mark on Runcorn Linnets' season and he is our Millbank Player of the Month.

It is a run of form which helped the Linnets to be unbeaten during the month, with six wins and a draw.

The scoring sequence came in very handy with Michael Ellison needing someone to fill the attacking void left by Freddie Potter being sidelined for six weeks with a shoulder injury.

Stuart held up his hand as an ideal replacement but he is much more than that.

An extremely versatile front player and capable marksman in his own right, he has justified and merited regular inclusion in the side once again.

The usual Linnets team work threw up several other major candidates including winger Paul Shanley (with three opposition man of the match awards in September), midfielder Michael Simpson, scorer of five goals including four screamers from outside the box, and right back Danny O'Brien who has performed with typical efficiency in defence and going forward.

But Stuart is the No1 choice. after inspiring the Linnets with a consistently high, all-round contribution which has seen him score at a prolific rate with both head and feet. He has an excellent attitude, always showing good discipline in all aspects of his game.

Be it leading the line, playing off the front or creating problems for defenders out wide (on the right or left), he gets the job done.

The highlight for Stuart was scoring the first and only hat-trick of Runcorn's season so far - all headers - as the Linnets kicked off the month with a 6-1 victory over Padiham at The Millbank.

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20 Nov : Runcorn lose to Stockport Town 2-1

20 Nov : Cheshire Senior Cup tie with Crewe Alexandra confirmed for Jan 10th

18 Nov : Runcorn beat Northwich Victoria 4-2

18 Nov : Linnets sign goalkeeper Germano Mendes and midfielder Tom Molyneux

17 Nov : New spectator entrance and toilet facilities in use as Vics visit The Millbank Linnets Stadium

16 Nov : Linnets paired with visiting Crewe in Senior Cup

14 Nov : Armistice Day collection at Runcorn Linnets boosts Poppy Appeal

13 Nov : Replay winners will be home to Marske United

11 Nov : Runcorn draw with Sunderland RCA FC 1-1

10 Nov : Welcome back to Warren Bellew

07 Nov : Runcorn beat Congleton Town 0-1

04 Nov : Danny O'Brien takes October's Millbank Player of the Month award at Runcorn Linnets

04 Nov : Runcorn beat West Didsbury & Chorlton 7-0

31 Oct : Runcorn lose to Irlam 1-0

31 Oct : New souvenir booklet celebrates 100 years of the footballing Linnets

28 Oct : Runcorn draw with Barnoldswick Town 1-1

26 Oct : Runcorn Linnets snap up young forward Rio Gill

24 Oct : Runcorn beat Team Northumbria 3-2

23 Oct : Home draw for winners of Vase replay

21 Oct : Runcorn draw with Team Northumbria 1-1

19 Oct : Runcorn Linnets' opening Macron Cup tie is confirmed

19 Oct : Chris Lawton returns to Linnets from Vics

17 Oct : Fan from the Far East fulfills dream by visiting Runcorn Linnets

14 Oct : Runcorn beat Burscough 0-1

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