Thursday, November 22, 2018

November 11, 2018 - Velké Losiny 8 Černovír 1

November 11, 2018 - Olomoucký Krajský Přebor - 5th tier
Velké Losiny 8 Černovír 1
Attendance - 100

The football club in Velké Losiny was established in 1947.  For a small town near the Jeseniký mountains, the club has done well.  The village has a population of around 2,800 and is worth a visit, not only for football.  It is possible to go on tour of the Baroque-style chateau as well as the oldest handmade papermill in Europe.

Velké Losiny played in the Czech Republic 4th tier between 2000 and 2006 and again between 2007 and 2010.  For the past 8 years, they have been playing in the 5th tier.  The stadium is situated with a nice view of the hills, and has an old stand.

Černovír has a small group of ultras, which is quite rare at this level of football in the Czech Republic.  Around 20 made the trip for the last match before the winter break.  In only took a few minutes for them to celebrate, as Černovír struck early.  However, the hosts scored 8 goals unanswered to take the three points.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

November 4th, 2018 - Handball - Kostelec na Hané 25 HBC Olomouc 24

November 4th, 2018 - 3rd tier handball
Kostelec na Hané 25 HBC Olomouc 24
Attendance - 83

Kostelec is a village only 5km from Prostějov, which makes it an easy place to reach.  The local football team plays in the 6th tier, but the town has always been a handball town.  In the early 2000's. Kostelec played in the 1st tier of handball in a joint Czech and Slovak league.  They hosted the biggest clubs, but now they have been playing in the 3rd tier for 10 years and have been struggling to get out of it.  I get the feeling that after a few years of playing at the top, they are satisfied to be playing at their current level.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oct 19, 2018 - 7th tier - Mostkovice 2 Kovalovice 2 (Mostkovice won on penalties)

Oct 19, 2018 - Olomoucky Kraj - 7th tier
Mostkovice 2 Kovalovice 2 (Mostkovice won on penalties)
Attendance - 70

A rare chance to watch a league football match under the lights in Prostějov.  This was a make up game for the once which was cancelled back in September.  I have lived here for 11 years now, and I think this was only the 2nd time I had watched a game under the lights.  The crowd was probably split 50/50 in terms of support which gave a decent atmosphere for once.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

September 30, 2018 - Haná Prostějov 1 Pivín 3

September 30, 2018
Olomoucký Kraj 1 B třída - 7th tier
Haná Prostějov 1 Pivín 3
Attendance - 100

Haná Prostějov had a rare chance to play a home match on grass a few weeks back again Pivín.  The match kicked off at the non traditional time of 10:00 on a Sunday morning because SK Prostějov were at home the day before.  The visitors were undefeated going into this match, and the hosts had not won a match all season.  Nothing changed in this respect, but Haná did make a match of it. At least it was sunny.

Now, as of October 16th, Haná have still not won a match after 11 played.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

September 29, 2018 - Hodonín 3 Rymářov 1

September 29, 2018
MSFL - 3rd tier
Hodonín 3 Rymářov 1
Attendance - 180

Hodonín is known around the Czech Republic as the birthplace of Tomáš Masaryk who went on to become the first President of the Czech Republic.  Hodonín is tucked away in the southeastern part of the country a few kilometres from the Slovak border, and is well worth a visit since it is in the wine region of the Czech Republic.

The football stadium has a huge track around it, but the crumbling nature of it makes it a must visit.  Visiting is certainly something that local football fans are not doing, as only 180 bothered to show up.  I was a little surprised at the 50kc entrance fee, but it has been a few years since I last watched a 3rd tier match outside of Prostějov.

I would have loved to read more about the history of the stadium, because the capacity is quite large for a small football club.