Brno Sports Weekly Report — Brno Football Comes Alive With Zbrojovka, Lokomotiva
FC Zbrojovka has come together as a team with both offense and defense working in tandem. They play Wednesday and next Sunday for a chance to return to the top Czech league. Photo credit: FC Zbrojovka.
Brno, May 22 (BD) — Hroši Brno have important games to make top group, Brno Cricket Club builds on winning streak; Sígrs lining up a run for the postseason; and the Brno sports results and schedule.
Zbrojovka, Lokomotiva Both Notch Important 5-0 Games
FC Zbrojovka, the top men’s football team in Brno, and FC Lokomotiva-Horni Herspice, the top women’s football team in the city, both won important (possibly season-saving) games within hours of each other last Saturday. Both teams scored five goals and shut out their opposition.
Zbrojovka and its 5-0 win over visiting Třinec guaranteed that they would finish in third place in the Fortuna:Narodni Liga and earn a chance to play for the right to return to the country’s top league next season.
Lukas Magera opened the scored in the 31st minute. It was his 12th goal of the season. Ondrej Pachlopník added another just before halftime.
Šimon Šumbera scored back to back in the 74th and 81st minutes. Šumbera now has five goals and four assists, including three goals in the last two games after being carried off the field on May 7 with what appeared to be a terrible injury. Damián Bariš closed off the offensive day in the 85th minute.
Jiří Floder, 22, had his fourth shutout in five games. He has allowed just two goals — both at FC Vítkovice — in 450 minutes.
Zbrojovka (16-6-7, 54 points) has one more regular season game this Saturday at second-place Jihlava. Then, they know that they will play a home-and-away series against the to-be-determined 14th-place team in the Fortuna:Liga. The series will start in Brno next Wednesday at 6 p.m. and conclude away on Sunday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m.
The most likely opponent is 1.FK Příbram. Bohemians Praha 1905 is also a possibility, should they lose and Příbram win during the final round of the Playout Bracket of the Fortuna:Liga this Saturday.
Zbrojovaka has 57 goals this season, equal to SK Dynamo Č. Budějovice.
Lokomotiva beat FK Dukla Praha, 5-0, to guarantee that they will not be relegated from the country’s top women’s league. Lokomotiva now has a seven-point advantage over last-place FC Hradec Králové, the team that will visit South Brno on June 1 for an 11 a.m. game.
Only the last-place team will be relegated to the lower league at the end of the season.
Nikol Mazúchová opened the scored against Dukla in the 14th minute and, three minutes later, Šárka Krištofová added another. Before halftime, Mazúchová had another (26th minute) and Laura Žemberyová (37th minute) put the home team up 4-0. Tessa Andujar had the final goal in the final minute of the game.
On June 9, Lokomotiva will finish play in the Playout Bracket when they travel to FC Viktoria Plzeň.
Draci Finish 27 Rounds in Second
The first part of the Czech extraliga baseball season will close this weekend with every team having played each other three times. Defending champion Ostrava Arrows will finish atop the standings with a record of 24-3. The Brno Draci are two games back with a 22-5 record.
Cardion Hroši Brno (10-14) are right on the cusp of either playing with the top six teams of the league or playing in the lower group when the teams realign. They have a three-game series with Skokani Olomouc (4-20): a doubleheader in Olomouc on Saturday and a 3 p.m. home game on Sunday.
The Hroši need the Třebíč Nuclears (10-14) to struggle in three games against Tempo Praha (13-11).
Technika Brno (2-22) is last in the standings. They play three games against Kotlářka Praha (13-11), including a Saturday doubleheader.
The Arrows and Draci have already played each team in the league three times, including each other. Nevertheless, they will play each other three times this weekend. Friday night and Saturday afternoon games will be in Ostrava. The series moves to South Brno on Sunday for a 2 p.m. start.
Brno Cricket Wins Third in a Row
The Brno Cricket Club beat Prague Cricket Club by 21 runs to win its third straight match and maintain its position at the top of the T20 standings.
Brno was 152/10 in 19.5 overs. Prague Cricket Club, the second team, was 131/10 in 18.4 overs.
The Brno Cricket Club is now 3-1.
Brno will next play at home on Saturday when it welcomes Prague Barbarians CC Vandals. The match begins at 3 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Sígrs Win by Shutout
The field at Brno Bytrc saw two lopsided American Football games last weekend. Unfortunately, the home team was happy after only one of them.
The Brno Sígrs shut out the Ústí nad Labem Blades, 41-0, on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, the Brno Alligators were shut out by the Aquaponik Ostrava Steelers, 0-49.
The Sígrs (3-3), who had also been shutout at Ostrava (3-2) the week before, are in third place in the Eastern Division of the Paddock League. The Alligators (0-6) are in fourth place.
Tyrone Clark led the Sígrs with scores on first-half touchdown runs of 5 and 22 yards. In the fourth quarter, he caught a 19-yard pass from Wesley Geisler. Geisler also hit Igor Mašlanka for a 28-yard score in the second quarter.
The standings may shake out a little bit more this Sunday, as the Alligators travel to Ústí nad Labem Blades (1-5), the last-place team in the Western Division, for a 3 p.m. game and the Sígrs go to Eastern Division leaders Vysočina Gladiators (4-1) for a 4 p.m. game.
There are four games remaining in the regular season. The Sígrs have a decent chance to advance into their second postseason in their second season in the top league of the country. After travelling to Vysočina this Sunday, they go to Pilsen Patriots (2-4) on June 8, host Ostrava (3-2) on June 15 and host the Alligators on June 22 on the final weekend of the regular season.
BRNO SPORTS RESULTS
Quick results for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the past week. Home team listed first (when applicable).
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
— Baseball: Draci Brno 3, Arrows Ostrava 16
Thursday, May 16, 2019
— Baseball: Cardion Hroši Brno 2, Draci Brno 9
Friday, May 17, 2019
— Baseball: Draci Brno 6, Cardion Hroši Brno 3
— Baseball: Arrows Ostrava 5, Technika Brno 2
Saturday, May 18, 2019
— American Football: Brno Sígrs 41, Ústí nad Labem Blades 0
— Women’s Football: Lokomotiva Brno – Horni Herspice 5, FK Dukla Praha 0
— Baseball: Arrows Ostrava 7, Technika Brno 0
— Men’s Football: Zbrojovka Brno 5, Třinec 0
Sunday, May 19, 2019
— American Football: Brno Alligators 0, Aquaponik Ostrava Steelers 49
— Baseball: Technika Brno 3, Arrows Ostrava 13
— Cricket: Prague CC L 131/10; Brno CC W 152/10
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
— Baseball: Draci Brno 13, Cardion Hroši Brno 5
BRNO SPORTS SCHEDULE
The schedule for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the next two weeks. All dates and times subject to change. Home team listed first (when applicable).
Friay, May 26, 2019
— Baseball: Arrows Ostrava X Draci Brno, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
— Baseball: Skokani Olomouc X Cardion Hroši Brno, 1 p.m.
— Baseball: Technika Brno X Kotlářka Praha, 1 p.m.
— Baseball: Arrows Ostrava X Draci Brno, 2 p.m.
— Men’s Football: Jihlava X Zbrojovka Brno, 3 p.m.
— Cricket: Brno CC 1st X Prague Barbarians CC Visigoths, 3 p.m.
— Baseball: Skokani Olomouc X Cardion Hroši Brno, 4 p.m.
— Baseball: Technika Brno X Kotlářka Praha, 4 p.m.
— Cricket: Brno CC 1st X Prague Barbarians CC Vandals, 11 a.m.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
— Baseball: Cardion Hroši Brno X Skokani Olomouc, 2 p.m.
— Baseball: Kotlářka Praha X Technika Brno, 2 p.m.
— Baseball: Draci Brno X Arrows Ostrava, 2 p.m.
— American Football: Ústí nad Labem Blades X Brno Alligators, 3 p.m.
— American Football: Vysočina Gladiators X Brno Sígrs, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
— Men’s Football: Zbrojovka Brno X TBD, 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
— Women’s Football: Lokomotiva Brno – Horni Herspice X FC Hradec Králové, 11 a.m.
— Cricket: Vinohrady CC 1st X Brno CC 1st, 11 a.m.
Sunday, June 2, 2019
— Men’s Football: TBD X Zbrojovka Brno, 6:30 p.m.
The Brno Sports Report is published every Wednesday. All dates and times are subject to change. Most of the stories are about the traditional “English-speaking” team sports — football, hockey, baseball, basketball, American football, cricket, rugby, etc. — but it is also about the interesting local spectator and participation sports — tennis, badminton, running, horse racing, swimming, rock climbing, biking, etc. If you have any suggestions for what should be included, please comment below or send an email to email@example.com.