Runcorn Linnets
Michael Ellison
Millbank Linnets Stadium

Current Position: 2nd

P W D L F A Pts
14 10 3 1 43 14 33

Current Form: 4th

6 4 2 0 14 5

Last Six Matches:

Date Opponent Score
14/10/17Burscough (A)W 1-0
11/10/17Hanley Town (A)D 1-1
07/10/171874 Northwich (A)W 4-2
30/09/17Squires Gate (A)W 5-0
27/09/17AFC Darwen (A)W 1-0
23/09/17Abbey Hey (H)D 2-2

Next Six Matches:

Date Opponent K.O.
21/10/17Team Northumbria (A)15:00
28/10/17Barnoldswick Town (H)15:00
31/10/17Irlam (A)19:45
04/11/17West Didsbury & Chorlton (H)15:00
07/11/17Congleton Town (A)19:45
11/11/17Congleton Town (A)15:00

Latest News:

Far East fan visits Linnets
A Runcorn Linnets fan from China has fulfilled his dream by visiting the club.
Emblematically Speaking - Runcorn Linnets
Not for the first time in the series, links to important local residents and industries of the past are uncovered by Stewart Taylor, as he investigates the story behind the Runcorn Linnets emblem.
Successful golf day for Linnets
Warm weather brought out the best in players at Runcorn Linnets' Annual Golf Day, sponsored by club sponsors Millbank, last Thursday.
Physio vacancy at Linnets
Runcorn Linnets are looking to appoint a new first team physiotherapist for the coming season.

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Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition H/A K.O Score Goalscorers
Sat 05/08/17Hemsworth Miners Welfare H15:00W 2-0 Kyle Hamid (25)
Michael Simpson (84)
  (The Emirates F.A Cup EP)
Sat 12/08/17Abbey Hey A15:00W 4-0 Freddie Potter (24)
Mark Houghton (36)
Freddie Potter (39)
Paul Shanley (86)
Tue 15/08/17Irlam H19:45D 1-1 Antony Hickey (2)
Sat 19/08/17Ashton Athletic A15:00L 2-4 Thomas Hardwick (50)
Freddie Potter (63)
  (The Emirates F.A Cup P)
Fri 25/08/17Winsford United H19:45W 5-0 Callum Lucy (36)
Callum Lucy (45)
Stuart Wellstead (66)
Antony Hickey (77)
Stuart Wellstead (90)
Mon 28/08/17West Didsbury & Chorlton A15:00L 0-4
Sat 02/09/17Padiham H15:00W 6-1 Stuart Wellstead (1)
Stuart Wellstead (17)
Kyle Hamid (19)
Michael Simpson (26)
Michael Simpson (58)
Stuart Wellstead (90)
Tue 05/09/17City of Liverpool FC A19:45W 5-1 Michael Simpson (43)
Kyle Hamid (52)
Anthony Hickey (64)
Michael Simpson (75)
Mitchell Bryant (84)
Sat 09/09/17AFC DarwenA15:00Postp
Sat 16/09/17Maine Road H15:00W 3-0 Stuart Wellstead (19)
Aaron Morris (62)
Paul Shanley (89)
Tue 19/09/17AFC Liverpool H19:45W 5-2 Stuart Wellstead (32p)
Mark Houghton (45)
Rory Fallon (51)
Stuart Wellstead (59p)
Paul Shanley (79)
Sat 23/09/17Abbey Hey H15:00D 2-2 Stuart Wellstead (13)
Stuart Wellstead (69p)
Wed 27/09/17AFC Darwen A19:45W 1-0 Mitchell Bryant (24)
Sat 30/09/17Squires Gate A15:00W 5-0 Stuart Wellstead (5)
Paul Shanley (41)
Michael Simpson (48)
Mark Houghton (61)
Adam Jones (73)
Sat 07/10/171874 Northwich A15:00W 4-2 Mark Houghton (9)
Paul Shanley (16)
Kyle Hamid (43)
Mark Houghton (53)
Wed 11/10/17Hanley Town A19:45D 1-1 Stuart Wellstead (58)
Sat 14/10/17Burscough A15:00W 1-0 Mitchell Bryant (53)
Sat 21/10/17Team NorthumbriaA15:00 
  (The Buildbase FA Vase 1)
Sat 28/10/17Barnoldswick TownH15:00 
Tue 31/10/17IrlamA19:45 
Sat 04/11/17West Didsbury & ChorltonH15:00 
Tue 07/11/17Congleton TownA19:45 
  (Cheshire Senior Cup P)
Sat 11/11/17Congleton TownA15:00 
Sat 18/11/17Northwich VictoriaH15:00 
Mon 20/11/17Stockport TownA19:45 
  (The Macron Cup 2 S)
Sat 25/11/17Ashton AthleticH15:00 
Tue 28/11/17BootleH19:45 
Sat 02/12/17WidnesA15:00 
Sat 09/12/171874 NorthwichH15:00 
Sat 16/12/17PadihamA15:00 
Sat 23/12/17BarntonH15:00 
Tue 26/12/17Runcorn TownA15:00 
Fri 29/12/17Hanley TownH19:45 
Sat 06/01/18Winsford UnitedA15:00 
Sat 13/01/18Congleton TownH15:00 
Sat 20/01/18Charnock RichardH15:00 
Sat 27/01/18AFC DarwenH15:00 
Sat 03/02/18BarntonA15:00 
Sat 10/02/18Northwich VictoriaA15:00 
Sat 17/02/18WidnesH15:00 
Sat 24/02/18Barnoldswick TownA15:00 
Sat 03/03/18Squires GateH15:00 
Sat 10/03/18Ashton AthleticA15:00 
Sat 17/03/18City of Liverpool FCH15:00 
Sat 31/03/18BootleA15:00 
Mon 02/04/18Runcorn TownH15:00 
Sat 07/04/18Maine RoadA15:00 
Sat 14/04/18Charnock RichardA15:00 
Sat 21/04/18BurscoughH15:00 
Sat 05/05/18AFC LiverpoolA15:00 

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition KO/Score
05/08/17Hemsworth MW (H) W 2-0
(The Emirates F.A Cup EP)
12/08/17Abbey Hey (A) W 4-0
15/08/17Irlam (H) D 1-1
19/08/17Ashton Athletic (A) L 2-4
(The Emirates F.A Cup P)
25/08/17Winsford United (H) W 5-0
28/08/17West Did & Chor (A) L 0-4
02/09/17Padiham (H) W 6-1
05/09/17City of Lpool (A) W 5-1
09/09/17AFC Darwen (A) Postp
16/09/17Maine Road (H) W 3-0
19/09/17AFC Liverpool (H) W 5-2
23/09/17Abbey Hey (H) D 2-2
27/09/17AFC Darwen (A) W 1-0
30/09/17Squires Gate (A) W 5-0
07/10/171874 Northwich (A) W 4-2
11/10/17Hanley Town (A) D 1-1
14/10/17Burscough (A) W 1-0
21/10/17Team Northmbria (A) 15:00
(The Buildbase FA Vase 1)
28/10/17Barnoldswick Tn (H) 15:00
31/10/17Irlam (A) 19:45
04/11/17West Did & Chor (H) 15:00
07/11/17Congleton Town (A) 19:45
(Cheshire Senior Cup P)
11/11/17Congleton Town (A) 15:00
18/11/17Northwich Vics (H) 15:00
20/11/17Stockport Town (A) 19:45
(The Macron Cup 2 S)
25/11/17Ashton Athletic (H) 15:00
28/11/17Bootle (H) 19:45
02/12/17Widnes (A) 15:00
09/12/171874 Northwich (H) 15:00
16/12/17Padiham (A) 15:00
23/12/17Barnton (H) 15:00
26/12/17Runcorn Town (A) 15:00
29/12/17Hanley Town (H) 19:45
06/01/18Winsford United (A) 15:00
13/01/18Congleton Town (H) 15:00
20/01/18Charnock Rich (H) 15:00
27/01/18AFC Darwen (H) 15:00
03/02/18Barnton (A) 15:00
10/02/18Northwich Vics (A) 15:00
17/02/18Widnes (H) 15:00
24/02/18Barnoldswick Tn (A) 15:00
03/03/18Squires Gate (H) 15:00
10/03/18Ashton Athletic (A) 15:00
17/03/18City of Lpool (H) 15:00
31/03/18Bootle (A) 15:00
02/04/18Runcorn Town (H) 15:00
07/04/18Maine Road (A) 15:00
14/04/18Charnock Rich (A) 15:00
21/04/18Burscough (H) 15:00
05/05/18AFC Liverpool (A) 15:00

Squad Details

Player Name Appearances Goals Cards Mom
  Start Sub Start Sub Red Yellow  
Zachery Aley4000010
Matthew Atherton7000000
Mitchell Bryant3612010
Adam Caunce (GK)0000000
Matthew Cross0000000
Anthony Donaldson *1000000
Rory Fallon2110000
Samuel Fitton *0100000
Jack Fleming *0000000
Gary Grier *0000000
Kyle Hamid16140123
Thomas Hardwick6010100
Antony Hickey6412110
Matthew Holmes (GK)5000001
Kristian Holt1100000
Mark Houghton10250001
River Humphreys0000000
Adam Jones1801000
Kasie Jones0100000
Matthew Jones0000000
Christopher Lawton0100000
Callum Lucy4320001
Daniel McKenna8000021
James Moore12100011
Adam Morning0100000
Aaron Morris14010101
Kieran Nolan7100020
Daniel OBrien14000010
Freddie Potter5430001
Paul Shanley15150013
Michael Simpson13160010
Terence Smith (GK)11000010
Stuart Wellstead115102001

* Indicates player is no longer a member of the squad

Staff Members

Matthew Cross$ 
Michael Ellison$ 
Lauren Jones$ 
Gemma Mooney$ 
Jack Pickering$ 
Daniel Salt$ 
Jon Urquhart$ 

Matchday Information

Ground: Millbank Linnets Stadium

Address: Murdishaw Avenue, Runcorn, Cheshire

Postcode: WA7 6HP

Telephone: 07050 801733 (Clubline)

Midweek Night: Tuesday

2017/18 Admission Prices: Adults £6, Concessions £4, Under 16`s £1 (under 16`s accompanied by an adult - Free, Halton Leisure card holders £2 discount on adult admission for league matches

Programme Price: £2.00

Directions: From M56: Exit at junction 11, follow the A56 through Preston Brook and at the Murdishaw Roundabout follow the signs for Murdishaw and Millbank Linnets Stadium.

From Widnes and the north: After crossing the Runcorn-Widnes bridge follow the signs towards Chester on the Weston Point Expressway. Continue to follow this until you reach the signs (left) for Northwich and follow these along the Southern Expressway until you reach the Murdishaw roundabout and then follow signs to Millbank Linnets Stadium.

Important: Due to the amount of roadworks around Runcorn at the moment due to the new bridge construction, it is worth checking the Halton Borough Council website to ensure roads are accessible especially from Widnes direction. Please see: The roadworks are expected to continue into 2017.

Please click here to obtain step by step directions from any UK postcode

Nearest Railway: Runcorn East

Nearest Bus Route to Ground: From Runcorn Mainline Station / High Street Bus Station:

Arriva Service 110
Arriva Service 79c
Halton Transport Service 61
Halton Transport Service 14

Please note: for return journey to Runcorn Mainline Station on weekday evenings, only the 79c is in service (except bank holidays).

Parking Facilities: There is a large on site car park at the ground

Ground Facilities: Runcorn Linnets has a tea bar, snack bar, alcoholic bar, 151 seats in the main stand, inside and outside Toilets. A new club house will be open in time for the 2017/18 season.

Additional Visitor Information:

Club Information

Legal Entity: Industrial Provident Society: Runcorn Linnets F.C. Limited C/N 29719R

Ground: Millbank Linnets Stadium

Address: Murdishaw Avenue, Runcorn, Cheshire

Postcode: WA7 6HP

Telephone: 07050 801733 (Clubline)


Twitter: @RuncornLinnets

Registered Colours: Yellow & Green Shirts, Green Shorts, Yellow Socks

Registered Goalkeeper Colours: Purple Shirt, Purple Shorts, Purple Socks

Alternative Colours: Orange Shirt, Black Shorts, Orange Socks

Alternative Goalkeeper Colours: Sky Blue Shirt, Sky Blue Shorts, Sky Blue Socks

Secretary: Steve Dale

Chairman: Mark Buckley

Manager: Michael Ellison

Programme Editor: Ellis Clarke

Committee / Directors: Mark Buckley, Steve Dale, Hedley Edwards, David Bettley, Paul Eastup, Phil Wainwright, Mike Bignall, John Pickering, Steve Pritchard, Tracy Measor, Adrian Taylor, Reg Woods, Lee Chesterson, James Eastup

County Affiliation: Cheshire FA

Year Formed: 2006

Record Attendance: 1,037 v Witton Albion, Pre Season Friendly, July 2010

Previous Leagues:



NWCFL Division Two runners up 2006/2007
NWCFL Challenge Cup Winners 2012/13
Runners Up 2008/2009
NWCFL Premier Division Runners Up 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16

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