Runcorn: Club Profile
It’s not often you win away from home by eight goals. But that’s what we did at Runcorn in November 1995; Barry Hayles among our scorers with a hattrick. At the end of the 1995-6 campaign, the Linnets were relegated for the first time in their history. It ended a run of 15 seasons in the top flight of non-league football, which – more often than not – were strong times. In 1982, the Linnets were the best non-league club in the country!
After relegation, however, the following years were no less painful. Only once (in 1998) did they come close to a return to the Conference. The best they had to make do with was an unsuccessful season in the Conference North in 2004-5; known as Runcorn Halton by this point in time. This was due to a relocation; their old Canal Street stadium in dire repair. For four years, they played at Halton Stadium – before moving out due to financial issues.
And it’d be financial issues that caused them to eventually and sadly fold two years later.
Runcorn Ground Information
Away Fans’ Stand
Facilities for Disabled Fans