Brno Sports Weekly Report — Zbrojovka Hosts Hradec Králové Saturday
Looking for something to do on Saturday? Hradec Králové comes to town to play FC Zbrojovka at 6:30 p.m. Watching Pavel Eismann (above) play is worth it. Photo credit: FC Zbrojovka.
Brno, Sept. 25 (BD) — Lokomotiva continues slide; Čermák honored as Kometa beats Sparta; Žabiny Brno and KP Brno start ZBL season this weekend; and the Brno sports results and schedule.
Zbrojovka, Líšeň Tied Again in Standings
SK Líšeň and FC Zbrojovka are again tied in the Fortunta: Narodni Liga standings.
Líšeň rebounded from its loss at Zbrojovka with its first home victory of the season on Saturday, a 3-0 triumph over 1.SK Prostějov. Guy Reteno Elekana scored first and second half goals. In between, Marek Vintr converted a penalty.
Líšeň is now 3-4-2 on the season.
Zbrojovka (3-4-2), which had taken a brief lead over Líšeň in the standings with its victory, came back down when it lost at FC Vysočina Jihlava. The two Brno teams are fifth in the league, although Líšeň has four more goals this year with 18.
FC Zbrojovka gave up a goal just before halftime, then gave up another goal right after halftime to fall behind by two goals in Jihlava, the second-place team in the league, on Friday night.
Ondřej Vaněk put Brno on the board in the 55th minute. He then assisted Antonín Růsek for the second goal in the 88th minute. Unfortunately, the home team scored in the waning moments of the game.
SK Líšeň travels to FK Pardubice for a 10:15 a.m. game on Saturday. Later that day, Zbrojovka hosts Hradec Králové at 6:30 p.m.
Both teams play third-round MOL Cup games on Tuesday: Zbrojovka goes to Jablonec for a 4:30 p.m. game and Líšeň goes to SK Sigma Olomouc for a 5 p.m. game.
Lokomotiva Drops Third Straight Game
Lokomotiva Brno-Horní Heršpice hosted AC Sparta Praha, one of the women’s leagues powerhouse teams, and slipped below .500 for the season, giving up four second-half goals and losing, 0-5, on Saturday.
This Saturday, Lokomotiva (2-0-3) goes to undefeated league-leader Slavia Praha. The game starts at 4 p.m.
Lokomotiva Brno H.H. is tied with 1. FC Slovácko for fifth in the league with six points.
Kometa Enjoys an All-Around Positive Sunday
Sunday was a great night in DRFG Arena: 1, HC Kometa earned three points for the first time this season; 2, Kometa beat longtime rival HC Sparta Praha, 2-0; and 3, Kometa honored its retired longtime captain Leoš Čermák.
Oh, and Karel Vejmelka got the shutout in goal and Peter Mueller assisted on both goals (Petr Holík in the first minute and Jan Hruška in the 27th minute).
Kometa are now in the middle of the pack in the Tipsport exgtraliga with six points, only four behind league-leader Liberec after just four league games.
Čermák was the team captain during the back-to-back championship seasons in 2016-17 and 2017-18 and started with the team in 2011.
The 41-year-old will continue with the organization as a player development manager for youth teams. He will also help his wife in Třebíč, his hometown, at their wedding salon.
Čermák brought an immediate intensity to the team — earning the ignominious title as the most-penalized player in the league in his first season — as he led the team, which was newly promoted to the extraliga, to an underdog berth in the championship series and a runner-up finish to Pardubice.
In all, he was a central part of the team’s resurgence, playing a leadership role for two titles, two second-place finishes and a third-place finish. He played a total of 823 extraliga games, including 471 for the Kometa. He also played several seasons in Russia and 33 games for the national team, scoring 10 goals and getting nine assists.
Hoops Seasons Starts Back Up
Žabiny Brno and KP Brno start the women’s basketball season this weekend.
Žabiny Brno, the league runner up last year, starts with two home games. They host Sokol Nilfisk H. Králové on Saturday at 4 p.m. Then, on Tuesday, they will get a rematch of last year’s title series when league powerhouse ZVVZ USK Praha comes to town for a 6:30 p.m. game.
KP Brno, who was runner up to Praha the previous year, starts with road games at Loko Trutnov on Saturday and at Sokol Nilfisk H. Králové X KP Brno next Wednesday.
BRNO SPORTS RESULTS
Quick results for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the past week. Home team listed first (where applicable).
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019
— Men’s Football: FC Vysočina Jihlava 3, FC Zbrojovka Brno 2
— Hockey: BK Mladá Boleslav 3, HC Kometa Brno 2 extra time
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
— Men’s Football: SK Líšeň 3, 1.SK Prostějov 0
— Women’s Football: Lokomotiva Brno H.H. 0, AC Sparta Praha 5
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019
— Cricket: Brno CC 1st XI X Rugby Cricket Dresden RCD 1st XI, No game.
— Hockey: HC Kometa Brno 2, HC Sparta Praha 0
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).
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
— Men’s Football: FK Pardubice X SK Líšeň, 10:15 a.m.
— Cricket: Brno CC 1st XI X Prague Barbarians CC Vandals, 11:30 a.m.
— Women’s Football: SK Slavia Praha X Lokomotiva Brno H.H., 4 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.
— Women’s Volleyball: Olymp X Královo Pole, 5 p.m.
— Women’s Volleyball: VK Brno X Přerov, 6 p.m.
— Men’s Football: FC Zbrojovka Brno X FC Hradec Králové, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
— 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.
— Hockey: HC Energie Karlovy Vary X HC Kometa Brno, 5:30 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: Žabiny Brno X ZVVZ USK Praha, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
— Women’s Basketball: Sokol Nilfisk H. Králové X KP Brno, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
— Women’s Volleyball: Frýdek – Místek X VK Brno, 5 p.m.
— Women’s Volleyball: Královo Pole X Prostějov, 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
— Hockey: Mountfield HK X HC Kometa Brno, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
— Men’s Football: MFK Chrudim X FC Zbrojovka Brno, 10:15 a.m.
— Women’s Basketball: KP Brno X BLK Slavia Praha, 3:30 p.m.
— Men’s Football: SK Líšeň X FK Ústí nad Labem, 4 p.m.
— Women’s Volleyball: Šternberk X Královo Pole, 5 p.m.
— Men’s Volleyball: Beskydy X Brno, 7:30 p.m.
— Women’s Volleyball: VK Brno X Olymp, 6 p.m.
— Men’s Basketball: Basket Brno X SLUNETA Ústí nad Labem, TBD
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
— Hockey: HC Kometa Brno – PSG Berani Zlín, 5 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: SBŠ Ostrava X Žabiny Brno, 5:30 p.m.
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