Saturday, October 31, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
August 26, 2020 - Olomouc District Cup SF
Hraničné Petrovice (9th tier) 3 Červenka (8th tier) 5
Attendance - 74
Almost two months ago I travelled for Hraničné Petrovice for a weekday cup match. The village has a population of only 150 and sits at an elevation of 587m above sea level. The village does not have much except for the football pitch, a church and a few homes. To get there I had to take a train from Prostějov to Olomouc and finally to Domašov nad Bystřicí. From there I had to walk around 3-4km, becauses buses to Hraničné Petrovice are few and far between.
The pitch was had a simple set up, with only a few benches. It was slightly elevated over the rest of the village. As for the match, the visitors deserved the win, but with a few more bounces the hosts could have found themselves progressing to the final. This competition serves as regional qualifiers for the 2021/22 Czech Cup.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
August 23, 2020 - Czech Republic 7th tier
Sokol v Pivíně 3 Sokol Jezernice 2 (attendance 200)
I have lost track how many times that I have been to Pivín for football over the years, but probably close to 10 times. Pivín is a village of 730 located about 15km south of Prostějov. I usually go to matches here a few times a year because it is easy to reach on a bike. The local football club is called the 'Turks' and their goalie even had the Turkish flag on his jersey. According to local legend, the name comes about when the Turkish army was here hundreds on years ago. Apparently, they camped in the current day location of Pivín and stayed for a number of years. Some of them might have even stayed longer, who knows?
Sunday, September 27, 2020