Bet Victor Northern Premier League
Club Sponsor Visit the club sponsor's website - www.Millbank.com

News Archive

 
Search : 

08 Feb 2019 : Matt's the keeper of top January player award at Linnets

Runcorn Linnets' Player of the Month for January, sponsored by Bowland Brewery, is goalkeeper Matt Holmes.

When Matt lost his number one jersey to Dylan Forth last season, it would have been easy for a 'keeper of his quality to simply go and play his football elsewhere. But Matt has stayed loyal to the club, continued to work hard in training and waited patiently for his opportunity to come.

We played four games in January and Matt only featured in two of them, but his impact could not have been any bigger.

When Prescot Cables came to The Millbank Linnets Stadium, a penalty save from Matt midway through the first half helped Runcorn lead 2-0 at half-time, before an onslaught of attacks from Prescot drew from him a number of superb saves that ultimately meant the Linnets hanging on for three crucial points.

A week later, the Linnets made the trip to Leek Town, who were in fine form going into the game.

In a first half completely dominated by the home side, Matt was called upon time and again to make saves, clear his lines, deal with dangerous crosses etc.

Not long after the Linnets took the lead, he pulled off an absolutely magnificent save. A cross into the Linnets' box was accidentally sliced by Zac Aley towards the top corner of his own goal. But Matt flew across his goal and, at full stretch, tipped the ball wide of the far post.

The second half was a much more even affair but, playing in torrential rain, Matt was required several times to save again and hold on to stinging low shots which were skidding off the greasy surface with Leek players ready to pounce on any loose ball.

Matt's impact in the Prescot and Leek games was so telling that he won the Man of the Match votes for both games on the Linnets Updates Twitter account.

Having made such a telling impact, Matt thoroughly deserves the January award.

Picture: Matt, left, receives his Bowland Brewery Player of the Month award from club chairman, Mike Bignall.

Recent Headlines

14 Jul : Top player, top lad, good luck - Ello's tribute as Danny O'Brien departs

13 Jul : Runcorn lost to Euxton Villa 2-1

10 Jul : Free Linnets 2019-20 league passes for all Runcorn students in Years 10-11

05 Jul : Sky's the limit for charity fundraisers Josh and Linzi

27 Jun : Witton's Nick Ryan is our third summer capture

25 Jun : Free-scoring Freddie Potter eyes more goals at Runcorn Linnets

23 Jun : Deadball specialist Louis Corrigan all set to continue with Linnets.

18 Jun : Prolific marksman Jamie Rainford joins Runcorn Linnets

18 Jun : Runcorn Linnets sign central defender Louis Coyne from Prescot Cables

13 Jun : Bobby Evans is full of promise for extended Linnets stay

13 Jun : Zac Aley coming back again for 2019-20 campaign

08 Jun : Ken Reynolds RIP

08 Jun : Kris Holt makes shock move to West Didsbury & Chorlton

07 Jun : Ronnie McCarthy gets ready to put injury setbacks behind him

07 Jun : Paul Shanley looks to build on spectacular century at Linnets

17 May : Marathon man Kris Holt is ready to go the extra mile with Runcorn again

17 May : More success lies just around the corner for Linnets' hometown ace Ryan Gibson

16 May : Fresh start after injury for all-action Simmo

16 May : Runcorn's Mr Consistency Peter Wylie is keen to continue his good work at The Millbank

15 May : Full back Ally Brown is with Linnets for the long run

15 May : Captain Kyle eager to make up for lost time as he commits to Linnets

15 May : Striker Mitch Bryant departs for Colwyn Bay

14 May : FC United of Manchester move for star centre back Aaron Morris

11 May : Aaron Morris dominates end-of-season awards

01 May : Ryan Gibson collects season's final Bowland Brewery player of month award

27 Apr : Runcorn beat Glossop North End 0-2

24 Apr : Bucket collection raises valuable funds for Alfie's Squad charity

22 Apr : Runcorn lost to Widnes 0-2

Runcorn Linnets FC Crest

Charter Standard Club

Respect FC - Uniting against the ugly side of football

Cardiac Risk in the Young


Webb's of Runcorn


Site Last Updated
16:15 17/7/2019

This site has had 5386964 Visitors


For comments, questions or corrections please Contact Us.
Payments can be made to the club through our Online Checkout facility via our payment page.
The site and its content are Copyright 2001-2018 Runcorn Linnets FC. All rights reserved.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
This site uses Cookies. If you do not consent to this, then please switch them off in your browser, or leave now.