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Barnton 1-4 Runcorn Linnets

Barnton 1-4 Runcorn Linnets

By Niall Owens
21 July
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Villagers suffer preseason defeat at home


The Villagers fell to a tough 4-1 defeat on Saturday afternoon as North Premier League Division One South outfit Runcorn Linnets put us to the sword.

The visitors had much of the early play and took the lead after 28 minutes with their number 6 finishing off a smart move with an excellent finish.

Five minutes later Ally Brown was on hand to double the visitors lead with a lovely one touch finish from the 6 yard box.

Half Time: Barnton 0-2 Runcorn Linnets

The second half saw Linnets apply further pressure and Jamie Rainford extended their lead with a headed finish past Callum Shuttlewood.

We were given some hope late on with our number 9 (trialist) bagging with twenty minutes left to play.

Despite encouraging signs late on the quality on offer from the visitors told with Mark Houghton scoring with an easy finish to put the game beyond any doubt.

Up next for us the visit of Winsford United to the Offside Trust Stadium on Wednesday evening with kick off at 7pm.

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