Sunday, September 30, 2012

September 23, 2012 - Olomoucký Kraj - 1 A třída - Bohuňovice 2 Haná Prostějov 1

September 23rd, 2012
Olomoucký Kraj - 1 A třída, skupina B (6th tier)
Bohuňovice 2 Haná Prostějov 1
Attendance - 140

Bohuňovice is a small town of around 2500 10km north of Olomouc.  I had actually been to the town before, 10 years ago, but I could not remember a thing about it.  Unlike my previous trip to Bělotín, the trip to Bohuňovice was quite easy.  Just one change in Olomouc both ways.

The ground is located a short 5 minute walk from the train station.  Like Haná, Bohuňovice were promoted last season from the 7th tier.  Trees surrounded most of the pitch, which was in excellent condition for football at this level.  The set up was quite basic, with picnic type tables behind one goal, and benches running down the line of one side of the pitch.  For some reason, these benches were about 10m from the pitch with nothing in between.  One the other side, was a small wooden stand which had definitely seen better days.  However, it was quite unique, as you do not see many of these anymore.

Haná went into the match hoping to pick up their second win of the season, or at the very least a point.  However, according to their coach, they played one of the worst 45 minutes he haf ever seen in the last 10 years of coaching the team.  It was the good fortune of Haná, that the home keeper slipped up which enabled them to score the tying goal early in the second half.  Unfortunately, the home team went on to score the winning goal with about 20 minutes left.  It would have been a little harsh on Bohuňovice if they did not win this game.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

September 9, 2012 - Olomoucký Kraj - 1 A trída - Bělotín 0 Haná Prostějov 2

September 9, 2012
Olomoucký Kraj - 1 A třída, skupina B
Bělotín 0 Haná Prostějov 2
Attendance - 100

Bělotín is a village located just outside of Hranice na Moravě, and basically sits on the border of Olomoucký Kraj.  This was one of the longest trips for Haná this season, but still only about 70km by car.  Unfortunately, I went by train, and to get there I had to make a few stops.  On the way there, my trip looked like this, Prostějov-Olomouc-Přerov-Bělotín, and on the way back, Bělotín-Hranice na Moravě-Olomouc-Bělotín.  All this to cover just 65km. The worst part was probably having to wait one hour in both Bělotín and Olomouc for the train.

I arrived a few minutes before kick-off, but by the time I reached the ground, I saw that Haná had scored their first ever goal in the 6th tier.  The ground was quite simple, with a raised hill on one side. On the hill were a few wooden benches, and behind one goal was another seated area beside the pub. A few years ago, Bělotín spent one season in the 5th tier, but were relegated after they finished 3rd from the bottom.  

Going into this match, I did not expect Haná to get three points.  I was quietly optimistic that they might get a draw, because they have traditionally struggled while playing from the Hranice area. To make matters worse, they only had one sub, which meant that the coach had to play the last few minutes.  Despite this, they scored two timely goals, and held off the Bělotín attack for a much needed victory.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 8th, 2012 - SCM U17 - SK Prostějov 0 Jihlava 10

September 8th, 2012
SCM U17 (2nd level of U17 football)
SK Prostějov 0 Jihlava 10
Attendance: 40

I basically just wanted to get a look at the new pitch here in Prostějov, which will be used by SK.  So, going to watch some youth football was a good excuse.  Jihlava dominated the match, and SK were reduced to a few half-chances in the 2nd half.  

Monday, September 3, 2012

September 1st, 2012 - Okresní Přebor Prostějov - SK Prostějov 6 Olšany 0

September 1st, 2012
Okresní Přebor - Prostějov (8th tier)
SK Prostějov 6 Olšany u Prostějova 0
Attendance - 70
Admission - 15kc

Technically, the SK Prostějov side in the 8th tier is the B team, but I will just write SK Prostějov.  The first team plays in the MSFL, which is the 3rd tier.  However, there are some people who do not recognize the team in the MSFL.  I will get into that later this week with another post.

After a few years of playing in villages around Prostějov, SK finally came home and are playing in the city.  They were reformed two seasons ago in the 10th tier, and have won back-to-back promotions.  After 6 games this season they have won all 6.  It seems they are doing even better this year at a higher level than last year.  Although, there does seem to be a number of new faces in the squad.

The stadium where they play is the old training ground for SK before they disappeared a few years back.  It has been fixed up, and most of the long grass and weeds around the pitch have been cleared.  They have installed proper changing rooms, and during matches there is a small table with person selling beer.

On this day, Olšany were lucky to escape with only a 6-0 loss, as it could have been much worse.  The keeper of Olšany made a number of crucial saves, and if it was not for him, it easily could have been 10-0 or more.

An old post about what the ground looked like during the Autumn of 2010.