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Welcome to the official website of Runcorn Linnets FC.

We are members of the Pitching In Northern Premier League and play in Division One West, reaching the play-off final in 2021-22 season. We had secured our place in the NPL for the 2018-19 campaign after promotion as Premier Division champions of the Hallmark Security League (North West Counties Football League). 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 AFC (which was playing under the name "Runcorn FC Halton"). Although technically a "new" club, Runcorn Linnets were given special dispensation by the FA to be treated as a reformed version of Runcorn AFC. The predecessor club had at that time simply become dormant - choosing not to field a team, as opposed to ceasing to exist as a legal entity, although Runcorn Association Football Club Limited has since been dissolved. Runcorn Linnets were awarded FA Charter Standard in October 2011.

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Remember, if you are unable to make it to a game, you can listen to live commentaries on Bucket Hat FM here 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

16 Mar : Champion midfielder Kieran Nolan returns to Runcorn Linnets

16 Mar : Chairman issues statement ahead of visit to Macclesfield

13 Mar : Arrangements for general sale of Macclesfield away tickets

07 Mar : Update on ticket allocation for Macclesfield fixture

What's New?

  • 19 Mar : Match Report for the Macclesfield FC game has been added.
  • 13 Mar : Match Report for the Bootle game has been added.
  • 05 Mar : Match Report for the Glossop North End game has been added.
  • 01 Mar : Match Report for the Macclesfield FC game has been added.
  • 26 Feb : Match Report for the 1874 Northwich game has been added.

Current Notices

Runcorn Linnets thank Edmundsons Electrical for generous donations of materials and equipment

The club is hugely grateful to Edmundsons Electrical GA Wholesalers of Rochdale for their extremely generous donation of electrical materials and equipment for an exciting project that we will be undertaking soon!

Massive thanks to Lee Muskett and his team at Edmundsons.

Alty semi-final in Senior Cup is rescheduled

The visit of Altrincham to APEC Taxis Stadium in the last four of the Cheshire Senior Cup has been rearranged for Tuesday, April 4th (ko 7.45pm).

This is due to the Robins now having a National League fixture on the original date.

Time for an Easter Bingo bonanza

Runcorn Linnets are holding another Bingo Night in the MDB Gas Clubhouse at APEC Taxis Stadium on Easter Saturday, April 8th.

This is in the evening, after our afternoon home game in Pitching In NPL West against Prescot Cables, so we'll be serving butties and chips for any fans staying for the bingo.

Trust Board member Sam Phillips will again be donning his sparkly green jacket to call the numbers - it's eyes down at 7pm.

Admission is free and there are cash prizes.

Recent fundraising events have all proved popular and successful and they are a vital source of income for the club.

Thank you for your support.

Online radio commentary of first-team games on Bucket Hat FM

If you're unable to make it to any first- team game, remember you can keep in touch with what's happening on the pitch by tuning into our live commentaries on the club's online radio station Bucket Hat FM.

Sam Phillips, Jack Walsh and Luke Jones capture all the action in their inimitable style with the technical assiistance of Martin Holding and occasional guest commentators.

Broadcasts usually start 10 minutes before kick-off.

You can listen here

Linnets roll back the years with boot sale fundraiser

We're holding a Car Boot Sale in aid of the club on Bank Holiday Monday, May 8th.

This is a throwback to the early days of Runcorn Linnets, when we regularly raised funds with such events in nearby Sutton Weaver - but this one will be on our own site at Stockham Lane.

Entry to sellers is from 7am at 10 per car and 15 for a van. This is strictly for private sellers only - no traders allowed.

Admission to buyers (from 8am) is free but we would be grateful for donations to a bucket collection.

The tea bar will be open, selling sausage or bacon butties, tea and coffee. Toilets are available on site.

Latest News

16 Mar : Champion midfielder Kieran Nolan returns to Runcorn Linnets

Runcorn Linnets manager Dave Wild has bolstered our squad for the promotion push with the signing of Kieran Nolan.


16 Mar : Chairman issues statement ahead of visit to Macclesfield

Runcorn Linnets chairman, Peter Cartledge has issued a statement on behalf of the club before our visit to Macclesfield in the Pitching In Northern Premier League West Division this Saturday.


13 Mar : Arrangements for general sale of Macclesfield away tickets

Tickets for our game at Macclesfield in Pitching In Northern Premier League West on Saturday, March 18th will be on general sale at APEC Taxis Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.


07 Mar : Update on ticket allocation for Macclesfield fixture

Our initial announcement yesterday about ticketing arrangements for the Macclesfield away game has created some panic among our supporters, fearing that they will not be able to purchase a ticket once Trust Members and Season Ticket holders have taken their priority tickets.


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Recent Headlines

06 Mar : Game at Macclesfield is ALL TICKET for Linnets fans with priority to Trust Members and Season Ticket holders

04 Mar : Linnets chairman apologises to Macclesfield for post-match fan misbehaviour

03 Mar : St Kitts and Nevis ace Raheem Hanley signs on

03 Mar : Linnets bring in Morecambe midfielder Cameron Rooney

03 Mar : Jamal Crawford wings his way to Linnets

01 Mar : Under 21s ace Josh Elverstone steps up to senior ranks

01 Mar : Welcome to our new striker Lorenzo Spinelli

25 Feb : Online Tickets Available For Macc Cup Clash

17 Feb : Safety and security plans for Workington game

17 Feb : Sidi leaves Linnets for Clitheroe

07 Feb : Former Linnets manager John King passes away

06 Feb : Linnets snap up sought-after winger Ollie McFadyen from Stockport Georgians

27 Jan : Price increases at matchday canteen and our licensed bars

20 Jan : Runcorn Linnets Join LinkMy

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