Tuesday, September 23, 2008
September 12/08 - Druha Liga - Vitkovice 1 Bohemians Praha 0
September 12, 2008 - Druha Liga (2nd division)
Vitkovice 1 Bohemians Praha 0
Attendance: 800 (away support about 100)
Game rating: 5/10
Vitkovice plays its home games at 16:30 on Friday afternoons. It is a rather unusual time for a football game, but I was told historically the games started at this time because of the steel works located right beside the ground. The kick-off enabled the workers to get the game after their shift.
The ground is only about a 10-minute walk from Ostrava-Vitkovice train station, so it is quite easy to find.
Going into the game Vitkovice was in last place and had recently fired their coach. Bohemians Praha were near the top of the table, and probably expected at least a point out of the game. The hosts scored mid-way through the first half, which ended up being the only goal. In the end, they were full value for the three points. They pressed the visitors throughout the game, and held them to only a few chances. Bohemians brought around 100 supporters which was quite impressive considering the time of the game and the distance. They have one of the best away support in the Gambrinus and Druha Liga.