Friday, October 10, 2008

Oct 5/08 - Olomoucký kraj - 1.B třída skupina A - Sokol Hustopeče 2 Haná Prostějov 2

[b]Olomoucký kraj - 1.B třída skupina A (7th division)
Sokol Hustopeče 2 Haná Prostějov 2[/b]
Attendance: 110
Admission: 15kc
Game rating: 6.5/10

Hustopeče nad Bečvou is a small town of 1,700 located about 80km to the east of Prostějov. I do believe that its the furthest away game of the year, as the village is located just on the edge of Olomoucký kraj. All in all, after a few changes on the train, it took me 4-hours of travel to get there and back. The village itself was very quiet, which is normal for a Sunday afternoon. In the past, fishing was a popular industry and past-time, because there were 6 ponds surrounding the town. Nowadays, there is a beautiful church, and chateau in the centre. The church is surrounded by 14 stunning Baroque statues of various saints.

The train station is located about half a kilometer south of the town and it takes 10-15 minutes to walk to the football ground. As for the ground, it is located just behind a school. Like most grounds, no matter how small, they have a little pub, which serves Radegast (from Ostrava) beer. The pitch was in decent condition for this time of year.

Prostějov got off to a brilliant start with a goal inside the first three minutes. Unfortunately before the first half ended, they gave up a rather weak goal. A penalty by Sokol Hustopeče gave them a deserved 2-1 lead in the second half. In the last 20 minutes, Prostějov pressured the hosts, and were rewarded with a goal in the 81st minute. All in all, it was a fair result for both teams, and Prostějov had to be happy with the point away from home.

Top half of the standings after the 8th round (October 5th)
1. Slavoj Kojetín 21pts
2. Tatran Všechovice 20pts
3. FK Býškovice/Horní Újezd 19pts
4. Vrchoslavice 18pts
5. FC Kostelec na Hané 15pts
6. Sokol Horní Moštěnice 14pts
7. Haná Prostějov 14pts

Next game for Haná Prostějov is the derby game on October 12th away to FC Kostelec na Hané.

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