Monday, March 29, 2010

March 28th, 2010 - Olomoucký Kraj - 1. B Třída, Skupina A - Sokol Vrchoslavice 3 Haná Prostějov 4

March 28th, 2010 - Olomoucký Kraj - 1. B Třída, Skupina A (7th level)
Sokol Vrchoslavice 3 Haná Prostějov 4
Attendance: 100
Admission: 15kc
Distance travelled: 55km

Finally, after a five month long winter break, Haná Prostějov was back in action. Yesterday, they travelled to the village of Vrchoslavice (population 538), which is located about 20km south of Prostějov. To get to the village, I took a train to Nezamyslice and from there I changed for a train to Němčice nad Hanou. After arriving at the train station, I walked the 1.5km to Vrchoslavice. As I arrived early, I made my way to the local pub and had a Rychtář beer.

The ground is located a few minutes walk from the centre, but then again, everything is this village is a few minutes walk away. There was a simple stand, with bench seating for 100 people or so. Beer was served, as was the usual sausage, bread and mustard. The pitch was in pretty good condition, considering the long winter.

The visitors jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, and looked like they would run away with the game. However, after an own goal, and a penalty, the hosts were only down 3-2 at the half. As a Prostějov supporter, the second half was a disappointment. Prostějov did manage to get a goal to take a 4-2 lead, but for much of the duration of the game, Vrchoslavice dominated. In all fairness, they were slightly unlucky not to come away with a point. However, I am pleased that Prostějov came away with the three points, as they now only sit five points back of the promotion spot.

Standings after fourteen rounds (top 5):

1. Horní Mostěnice 33pts
2. Haná Prostějov 28pts
3. FK Byškovice/Horní Ujezd 25pts
4. Sokol Tovačov 25pts
5. Sokol Pivín 25pts


Michael said...

Ah, the wonders of Czech village trains. I never did see football this low down the pyramid when I lived in Czech, though the way Liberec have been playing this year...

jay said...

Yes, Czech village trains can be an experience! I end up watching really low-league football, as you can tell. I also did the same when I lived in England (followed Friar Lane & Epworth)

Michael said...

I just end up supporting really bad professional teams.
I think you get the better end of the deal.