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linnet

small songbird in the family Fringillidae. Called also Carduelis cannabina.
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Linnet Biopharmaceuticals has exceeded expectations by building a national distribution channel and launching in West Coast Safeway pharmacies.
First Qualifying Round: Ashton United v Congleton Town or Eccleshill United or Runcorn Town or Brighouse Town, FC United Of Manchester v Woodley Sports or Bootle or Wigan Robin Park, Curzon Ashton or Bamber Bridge v Prescot Cables or Warrington Town, Squires Gate or Colne v Mossley or AFC Liverpool or Runcorn Linnets or Atherton Collieries or Irlam, Formby or Alsager Town v Winsford United or Maine Road or Padiham or Lancaster City or Ashton Athletic, Ossett Albion or Witton Albion v Marine, Burscough v Clitheroe or Skelmersdale United, Cammell Laird or St Helens Town v Radcliffe Borough or Holker Old Boys or Leek CSOB or Atherton LR.
Fielding a young side against the North West Counties League outfit, who are currently playing their home games at Witton Albion's Wincham Park, Emley produced a battling display but they trailed at the interval with David Sherlock having given the Linnets a 33rd-minute lead.
Linnets are often "spooked" by larger birds which they mistake for predators.
Linnets plunged by 40 per cent during the last 30 years due to loss of their traditional foods, including the arable plant charlock, through herbicide use.
Linnets have lost four games in the league so far this term, winning their other 12, but, after they recovered from a goal down to put seven past fourthplaced Bootle, Dunn believes his side are getting to grips with their rivals.
With half-time approaching Gary McEvatt and Darren Byers combined and the latter's header down was rammed home by the Linnets number 10 for his second goal.
Linnets have formed into large flocks now ready for the winter.
A brilliant Hickey volley on 89 minutes and a tap-in inside the six-yard area from Adam Wade in stoppage time rounded-off the scoring for the Linnets.
As the clock ticked down Linnets looked to be heading to the next round only for Eborall to strike in the last minute to send the tie into extra-time.
The wins have moved Linnets up to second, two points behind leaders Colne.
Linnets have started the league season with one win and one defeat, and Dunn says they must now find consistency if they are going to make it third time lucky.