September 12th, 2010
Jihomoravský Kraj - 1 B Třída Skupina A (7th division)
Ivanovice na Hané 1 Tišnov 0
This past weekend, I made the short trip to Ivanovice na Hané which is a small village of a few thousand people located about a 25 minute train trip south of Prostějov. I have been meaning to get to a game here for a few years, but never got around to it.
The football team played last year in the 6th division, but were relegated. I would say the stadium is about a 20 minute walk south of the train station, if you are walking slow. I had to walk quite fast, as I got to the pitch right as the game was kicking off. The first thing I noticed was the pitch. It has to be the best pitch I have seen at this level over the past 3 years. As for the seating, there was one row of seats on concrete steps running down one side of the pitch. One part was covered. There was also a small covered outdoor pub, which offered bbq fish, steak, and sausages.
Ivanovice na Hané going into the game hadn't lost in 5 games, while the visitors had only lost once. This was one of the reasons why I picked the game. Unfortunately, most of the game was a disappointment, with both had few chances on goal. Much of the play was physical and located in the middle of the pitch. There were two red cards, one to each team, which livened up the game. The last 10 minutes, with Ivanovice na Hané leading, were quite hectic, with the visitors desperately trying to score the tying goal. All in all, it wasn't a bad game.