LINNETS reached another landmark this week with the election of their inaugural board.
An interim board had been operating since the club's summer formation as successors to Runcorn FC Halton.
But, in line with their constitution, the new club has completed a formal ballot on a postal vote of over-18 members of the Linnets Independent Supporters' Trust.
The results were announced at Monday's special meeting at Stockham Lodge, Town Park, Palacefields.
Some 14 candidates vied for the 11 places with the obvious absentee from the list being interim chairman Stuart White, who did not stand. All the other principal caretaker officers, including vice- chairman Hedley Edwards and secretary Tony Waddington, were successful.
But two interim board members - father and son Gregor and Darren Law - were among the four hopefuls not to win a seat.
Sixty-seven members voted and the result, in alphabetical order of surname and * signifying elected, was:
Simon Charlesworth 20, Glyn Davies* 47, DJ Dutton* 40, Hedley Edwards* 58, Derek Greenwood* 65, Kel Hoose* 57, Lynn Johnston* 57, Rob Johnston* 47, Darren Law 17, Gregor Law 15, Steve Pritchard* 59, Paul Ramsden* 60, John Urquhart 29, Tony Waddington* 58, Joanne Wilks* 48.
The count was performed by Paul Stockton of North-wich Victoria Supporters' Trust, representing Supporters Direct.
The make-up of the new board is expected to be decided by its members on Tuesday.
Club rules state board members are elected for two years. However, initially, there will be a stagger and half of those elected will stand again after one year - this being decided by the drawing of lots.
Derek Greenwood, chairing Monday's SGM, paid tribute to Stuart White.
He said: 'I feel a bit guilty because I was the one who proposed Stuart as chairman and I think he was a very reluctant chairman.
'I just felt he was the right person to get this off the ground. I would like to say on behalf of everyone a huge 'thank you' to him.
'Stuart led this club through these first critical months and I know he has given a huge amount of time to that.
'We aren't going to lose him totally and I know he will be in the background.'
Greenwood added: 'My congratulations to all those who have been elected and my commiserations for those who haven't.
'I thank them for standing - they have made it a proper election, which was very important.
'I genuinely hope these people will still stay around the club. We need as much help as we can get.'