March 20th, 2009 ´
FK Mohelnice-Moravičany 2 SK Rostek Vyškov 0
Divize Skupina D (4th division)
Game rating: 7.5/10
Mohelnice is a small town of 10,000 people located about 20km north of Olomouc. It is easy enough to reach as its on a main trainline. The town centre is located about 2km north of the train station.
Now for a little background history of the town. In 1623, during the Thirty Year War, the town was levelled by Swedish troops and around 30% of the towns' population died. Over the next few centuries the town suffered fires and plague on a few occassions. In 1938, Nazi Germany took over the town and brought it into the Sudetenland. Soon after, many Germans moved into the town, and subsequently 95% of the towns' population was German. After the war, most of the German citizens over the age of 18 were ordered to leave.
Mohelnice were promoted to the Divize D this year after they won the Olomoucký Kraj Přebor (5th division). When I arrived to the ground, I was surprised to find out that they were using the artifical turf pitch located beside the main ground. This was because the club is replanting much of the grass on the main ground.
The game itself was decent enough for a neutral. Mohelnice had only won two games in the fall portion of the season and Vyškov have aspirations on promotion. On paper this seemed like a mismatch, but Mohelnice played above their level on the day, scoring a goal in each half.