April 5, 2009
Olomoucký Kraj - II. Třida (8th division)
Velká Bystřice 2 FK Lužice 0
Game rating: 7/10
Velká Bystřice is a small town of a few thousand located about 10km north of Olomouc. It was established in the 13th century as a road side stop. Today, it is perhaps more well known for its handball rather than football, as the local handball team plays in the 3rd division of the Czech league.
The football pitch is a short 5 minute walk from the Velká Bystřice zastávka train station. Right beside the pitch is an indoor/outdoor handball facility. As for the football ground, it was pretty simple. A few picnic tables and benches behind the goal. A stand for beer and sausage and three or four benches lining one side of the pitch.
The hosts are pushing for promotion, and a win was certainly expected as FK Lužice sit at the bottom of the table. As for the game itself, it was a little better than I expected. The visitors pushed hard and didn't sit back, which frustrated the hosts. In the end, the Velká Bystřice got the goals they deserved and were full value for the three points, but it was not as comfortable as they had probably hoped.