September 16th, 2009
Olomoucký Kraj Přebor (5th level)
FK Šternberk 1 FK Jeseník 1
Attendance: 130 (7 away supporters)
Game rating: 5/10
Šternberk is a short 1 hour train ride from where I live, but over the past few years I have never managed to get there for a football game. It is a small town of 14,000. The town can be considered a tourist stop, as there is an interesting castle and monastery just north of the town centre. Some random history about the town, the Swedes controlled it from 1645-1650. In 1741 the town was briefly held by the Prussians.
The football stadium is a 5-minute walk from the train/bus station. It is located beside the hockey stadium. There is one stand which can hold a few hundred. Across the pitch, there are a few cement steps. Around the pitch there is evidence of an old four lane athletics track.
Going into this game, I expected the visitors to get an easy win. At the time, they were in first place, and Šternberk only had one win. Jeseník never seemed to get up for the game, but a draw was probably a fair result for both sides.
In other Šternberk related news, the local hockey team did not get their 2nd division (3rd level) license, and thus will not be playing this year. I think they didn't get their license for some financial reasons. Hopefully, they will be able to make a return next year.