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Welcome to the official website of Runcorn Linnets FC.

We are members of the Northern Premier League and were placed in Division One North/West for 2019-20 after the league's Step 4 boundaries were changed. We gained promotion to the League for 2018-19 as Premier Division champions of the Hallmark Security League (North West Counties Football League) 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.

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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

25 Sep : Mossley fixture is reversed amid Covid concerns

19 Sep : Runcorn draw with Pontefract Collieries FC 1-1

12 Sep : Goalkeeper Paddy Wharton makes Linnets switch

12 Sep : Runcorn beat Albion Sports AFC 2-0

What's New?

  • 21 Sep : Match Report for the Pontefract Collieries FC game has been added.
  • 13 Sep : Match Report for the Albion Sports AFC game has been added.

Current Notices

Linnets drawn at home to Marine in Emirates FA Cup

We have been paired at home with Marine in the second qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup. Ties are to be played on Saturday, October 3rd.

Dunston's visit rescheduled for Tuesday, November 3rd

The Pitching In Northern Premier League home game against Dunston, postponed due to our FA Cup commitments, has been rearranged for Tuesday, November 3rd, ko 7.45pm.

All home matches are ticket only

The current situation is that all of our home matches are all-ticket. Tickets can only be purchased online from our new ticket shop which is available at

NHS COVID-19 App at the Millbank Linnets Stadium

NHS QR posters are displayed to offer a quick, simple and secure way for supporters and visitors to register that they've been to the ground.

This will help NHS Test and Trace to identify and notify people who may have been exposed to the virus.

Players, spectators, coaches, match officials, staff / volunteers and all other visitors to the site aged 16 and above must provide their details.

The app is available on Android and iOS - details are available here.

We will also be operating a backup manual paper system, for those who do not have an appropriate smartphone to scan the code.

The NHS COVID-19 app has a feature that allows users to quickly and easily 'check in' to a venue by scanning the code. The information stays on the user's phone. We do not have to ask people who choose to 'check in' using the official NHS QR code to provide their contact details. If there is an outbreak associated with a venue, a message will be sent to the relevant app users with the necessary public health advice.

This will help to avoid the reintroduction of further lockdown measures.

In addition to maintaining and sharing records where requested and displaying an official NHS QR poster, everyone must also continue to follow other Government guidance to minimise the transmission of COVID-19. This includes maintaining a safe working environment and following social distancing guidelines.

Latest News

25 Sep : Mossley fixture is reversed amid Covid concerns

The club has been in discussions throughout the week with Halton Borough Council and other relevant parties, in light of the updated Covid-19 restrictions announced for Halton this week - and particularly about the implications for Runcorn Linnets, following a sharp rise in cases within the borough over recent days.


19 Sep : Runcorn draw with Pontefract Collieries FC 1-1

This news item has been added from the Live SMS feed powered by Craig Lindfield scored in the 6th minute. In the 57th minute Pontefract Collieries FC substituted Sam Cable for Nathan Modeste. In the 61st minute the Linnets substituted Ryan Brooke for Tom Ruffer. In the 64th minute Pontefract Collieries FC substituted Fabian Bailey for Matty Nebard. In the 83rd minute the Linnets substituted Louis Hayes for Joe Nolan. Pontefract Collieries FC equalised in the 86th minute. In the 90th minute the Linnets substituted Craig Lindfield for Stuart Crilly.

Match Report

12 Sep : Goalkeeper Paddy Wharton makes Linnets switch

Runcorn Linnets have signed Paddy Wharton after securing the 20-year-old goalkeeper's release from Warrington Town.


12 Sep : Runcorn beat Albion Sports AFC 2-0

This news item has been added from the Live SMS feed powered by In the 13th minute Albion Sports AFC substituted Kamron Basi for Ben McCready. In the 29th minute Joe Nolan scored for the Linnets from the edge of the area after a well-struck shot. Craig Lindfield increased the Linnets' lead following a controlled touch from close range in the 37th minute. In the 54th minute Albion Sports AFC substituted Dean Bartle for Sanchez Payne. Received a Yellow Card for The Linnets in the 61st minute. In the 63rd minute Albion Sports AFC substituted Jake Topp for Ryan Ferguson. In the 67th minute the Linnets substituted Ryan Brooke for Tom Ruffer. Received a Yellow Card for The Linnets in the 75th minute. In the 76th minute the Linnets substituted Iwan Murray for Adam Barthram. In the 81st minute the Linnets substituted Alex Turner for Louis Hayes.

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Recent Headlines

11 Sep : Linnets are handed a bye in Cheshire Senior Cup draw

09 Sep : Ruffer back on Linnets teamsheet as Tom follows in father's footsteps

06 Sep : Trust membership is available after revamp

04 Sep : Runcorn Linnets add old boy Ryan Neild to new recruits

03 Sep : Pitching In sponsors Northern Premier League

31 Aug : Jack is Hinn our squad again for new season!

28 Aug : Preston teenager Joe Nolan joins the ranks at The Millbank

25 Aug : Former LFC Academy midfielder Alex Turner signs in

21 Aug : Double loan deal completed by busy boss

21 Aug : Defender Josh Brizell joins Runcorn Linnets

20 Aug : Tickets Arrangements for Home Friendlies

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Next Match

Mossley AFC
Venue:Seel Park
Postcode:OL5 0ES
Match:Northern Premier North West Division

Next Home Match

Date:Sat 3 Oct 2020
Venue:The Millbank Linnets Stadium
Match:Emirates FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
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Last Match

West Auckland Town
Date:Tue 22 Sep 2020
Match:Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round
Result:0-0 [Pens:2-3] (won)

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