Brno Sports Weekly Report — Kometa Rival Sparta Comes to Town Sunday
Kometa will face off against rival Sparta on Sunday. Photo credit: HC Kometa.
Brno, Sept. 18 (BD) — Zbrojovka maintains top status in Brno football; Lokomotiva record evens out; Brno Cricket hosts Dresden for a quick rematch; and the Brno sports results and schedule.
Kometa Will Face Rival Sparta at Home Sunday
HC Kometa split its first two games of the 2019-20 Tipsport extraliga season, losing Friday at HC Verva Litvínov, 1-2, and then winning its first home game against defending-champion HC Oceláři Třinec, 2-1, after an extra time shoot out.
The team will travel to Mladá Boleslav on Friday.
Then, on Sunday, HC Sparta Praha, a big rival, will come to DRFG Arena. The puck drops at 5 p.m.
Zbrojovka Retains Status as Top Dog
FC Zbrojovka took the first round of the Brno Derby when it beat SK Líšeň in front of 8,122 fans last Saturday.
The point man of the Zbrojovka offense scored twice: striker Jan Pázler put the home team on the board in the 22nd minute; then, his second-half replacement, Lukas Magera scored a beautiful goal in the 84th minute.
Zbrojovka, which is now 3-4-1 from eight games in the Fortuna:Narodni Liga, had made several personnel moves in order to maintain its hopes for returning to the top league. Ondřej Vaněk, a 29-year-old midfielder, returned to his home-club and proved to be a powerful force in the middle of the Zbrojovka offense. Michal Šmíd, another addition for this game, played like a brick wall at the back.
Líšeň, which is playing in the second league for the first time, was weakened by injuries to Lamine Fall and Patrik Demeter and the fact that they could not use three players who are on loan from Zbrojovka: Marek Vintr, Dominik Kříž and Martin Zikl
On Friday, Zbrojovka will play at FC Vysočina Jihlava.
SK Líšeň has a home game on Saturday against 1.SK Prostějov, which starts at 4:30 p.m.
Lokomotiva Loses at Plzen
After starting the season with two wins, Lokomotiva Brno-Horní Heršpice has evened its record with two losses.
Lokomotiva lost, 6-1, last Sunday at FC Viktoria Plzeň. Lucie Lišková scored for Brno in the 32nd minute. The previous week, Lokomotiva lost its first home game, 1-3, to Dukla Praha in a downpour of rain on Sept. 7.
It is still early in the season. Three teams have identical 2-0-2 records: 1. FC Slovácko, the team that Lokomotiva beat to open the season last month; FC Viktoria Plzeň; and Lokomotiva Brno H.H.
Lokomotiva returns to Horní Heršpice this Saturday to host AC Sparta Praha (2-0-1), one of the league powerhouse teams, at 11 a.m.
Brno Hosts Dresden for Rematch Sunday
Brno Cricket Club beat Rugby Cricket Dresden in Germany last weekend but the return game is this Sunday in North Brno. The match starts at 11:30 a.m.
Brno is third in the Czech Cricket Union Pro40 standings with a record of 4-3 in eight matches (one was abandoned). The Prague Cricket Club first and second teams both have five wins.
Last Saturday at Dresden, Brno won by five wickets. The team scored 82 in 16.3 overs.
BRNO SPORTS RESULTS
Quick results for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the past week. Home team listed first (where applicable).
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
— Hockey: HC Verva Litvínov 2, HC Kometa Brno 1
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
— Men’s Football: FC Zbrojovka Brno 2, SK Líšeň 0
— Cricket: Rugby Cricket Dresden RCD 1st XI L 80/8 X Brno CC 1st XI W 82/5
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019
— Hockey: HC Kometa Brno 2, HC Oceláři Třinec 1, extra time shootout
— Women’s Football: FC Viktoria Plzeň 6, Lokomotiva Brno H.H. 1
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).
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019
— Men’s Football: FC Vysočina Jihlava X FC Zbrojovka Brno, 6 p.m.
— Hockey: BK Mladá Boleslav X HC Kometa Brno, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
— Men’s Football: SK Líšeň X 1.SK Prostějov, 4:30 p.m.
— Women’s Football: Lokomotiva Brno H.H. X AC Sparta Praha, 11 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019
— Cricket: Brno CC 1st XI X Rugby Cricket Dresden RCD 1st XI, 11:30 a.m.
— Hockey: HC Kometa Brno X HC Sparta Praha, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019
— Men’s Football (MOL Cup): Jablonec X Zbrojovka Brno, TBD
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019
— Women’s Volleyball: Ostrava X VK Brno, 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
— Hockey: HC Vitkovice Ridera X HC Kometa Brno, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
— Cricket: Brno CC 1st XI X Prague Barbarians CC Vandals, 11:30 a.m.
— Men’s Football: FK Pardubice X SK Líšeň, 10:15 a.m.
— Women’s Football: SK Slavia Praha X Lokomotiva Brno H.H., 4 p.m.
— Men’s Football: FC Zbrojovka Brno X FC Hradec Králové, 6:30 p.m.
— Women’s Volleyball: VK Brno X Přerov, 6 p.m.
— Women’s Volleyball: Olymp X Královo Pole, 5 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: Žabiny Brno X Sokol Nilfisk H. Králové, 4 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: Loko Trutnov X KP Brno, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
— Hockey: HC Energie Karlovy Vary X HC Kometa Brno, 5:30 p.m.
— Men’s Football (MOL Cup): Jablonec X Zbrojovka Brno, 4:30 p.m.
— Men’s Football (MOL Cup): SK Sigma Olomouc X SK Líšeň, 5 p.m.
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