Brno Sports Weekly Report — Zbrojovka Wins, Líšeň Loses As Showdown Looms
FC Zbrojovka head coach Pavel Šustr is making a lot of moves that are helping to keep the team slowly moving ahead. The team is 2-3-1 through six games, just five points behind the league leaders. Photo credit: FC Zbrojovka.
Brno, Aug 28 (BD) — Lokomotiva Horni Herspice wins second game of the season; Brno Cricket beats top team; and the Brno sports results and schedule.
Zbrojovka Lineup Changes Lead to Home Victory
Head coach Pavel Šustr mixed up his lineup against FC Vítkovice and FC Zbrojovka was rewarded with its first home victory of the 2019-20 Fortune:Narodni Liga season.
Several players were swapped out for this game, which started on Friday night with no power in the stadium and had an extended halftime before the lights came on. Petr Pavlík, who came back from a long absence, scored the only goal of the game just before halftime. David Krška, who arrived after the season had started, put a long free kick across the mouth of the goal to find Petr Pavlík, who headed the ball into the goal for the 1-0 winner.
Additional changes were Adam Fousek (a recent addition) and Peter Štepanovský (back from an injury) replaced Robert Bartolomeu and Šimon Šumbera. Team-captain Lukas Magera also sat on the bench to allow Jan Pázler, a new striker, to get the start.
Zbrojovka (2-3-1, nine points) will try to build on its home win when it hits the road twice this week. Tonight, they play a MOL Cup game at FC Odra Petřkovice. Kick off is at 5 p.m. On Saturday, they travel to FK Fotbal Třinec for a 10:15 a.m. kick off.
It will be interesting to see the team that Šustr will put on the field.
After this weekend, there will be a break for international play and two weeks of preparation for the first cross-town rivalry game between host FC Zbrojovka and SK Líšeň. The Battle for Brno has been moved to Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m.
Líšeň Loses at Jihlava
SK Líšeň suffered its first loss of the season last Friday when it lost at FC Vysočina Jihlava, 3-2.
Perfectly in character for its upstart first season in the league, Líšeň (2-3-1, nine points) scored twice in the second half — Tomas Machalek at 73 minutes and Marek Vintr at 87 minutes — to tie the game and seemingly continue their unbeaten streak. However, Jihlava scored in the 89th minute to win the game and move into second place in the league.
SK Líšeň plays at SK Tatran Ždírec nad Doubravou today at 5 p.m. in the second round of the MOL Cup. This Saturday, SK Líšeň hosts FK Viktoria Žižkov at 5 p.m. Žižkov (4-0-2, 12) is third in the league.
Extra stands and facilities have been added to handle the large crowds that come for every home game.
Lokomotiva Horni Herspice Wins Again
Lokomotiva Horni Herspice, the South Brno team that is in the top women’s football league in the country, added another win to its early-season record. The team is now undefeated in two road games after beating FK Pardubice, 0-1, on Saturday.
Lucie Lišková scored the only goal of the game in the 26th minute.
Lokomotiva opened the season with a 1-2 victory at 1. FC Slovácko in Uherské Hradiště on Aug. 18. Lokomotiva and SK Slavia Praha are the only undefeated teams through two rounds.
The first home game of the season for Lokomotiva Brno H.H. will be against FK Dukla Praha on Sept. 7 at 11 a.m.
Brno Beats Top Team, Moves to Third
Brno Cricket Club beat the top team in the T40 league on Sunday to move up into third place.
Brno CC 1st XI scored 123 all out (36.2 overs). Prague CC 2nd XI, which had elected to field first, could not make up the difference and scored 110 all out (34 overs).
It was just the second loss for the Prague 2nd team (5-2-1 in eight matches). The Prague 1st team (5-3-0 in eight matches) is second. Brno (3-3-0, with one abandoned match) is third.
The cricket season now takes a break. Brno will next travel to Rugby Cricket Dresden RCD 1st XI on Sept. 14.
BRNO SPORTS RESULTS
Quick results for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the past week. Home team listed first (where applicable).
Friday, Aug. 23, 2019
— Men’s Football: FC Vysočina Jihlava 3, SK Líšeň 2
— Men’s Football: FC Zbrojovka Brno 1, MFK Vítkovice 0
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019
— Women’s Football: FK Pardubice 0, Lokomotiva Brno H.H. 1
Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019
— Cricket: Brno CC 1st XI 123/10 X Prague CC 2nd XI L 110/10
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).
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019
— Men’s Football (MOL Cup): FC Odra Petřkovice X Zbrojovka Brno, 5 p.m.
— Men’s Football (MOL Cup): SK Tatran Ždírec nad Doubravou X SK Líšeň, 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019
— Men’s Football: FK Fotbal Třinec X FC Zbrojovka Brno, 10:15 a.m.
— Men’s Football: SK Líšeň X FK Viktoria Žižkov, 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
— Women’s Football: Lokomotiva Brno H.H. X FK Dukla Praha, 11 a.m.
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