Brno Sports Weekly Report — Zbrojovka, Líšeň Solidify Positions in Standings
Jakub Přichystal had two goals in the FC Zbrojovka win against Jihlava. He now has 10 in 17 games this season. Photo credit: FC Zbrojovka / Petr Nečas.
Brno, Jun 17 (BD) — FC Zbrojovka wins twice to maintain strong second-place in standings; SK Líšeň loses to Zbrojovka but beats Prostějov; Techinka and Hroši pound out 46 runs in two games; and the Brno sports schedule.
FC Zbrojovka Brno Wins Twice, SK Líšeň Solidifies Position
FC Zbrojovka swept the Brno series of the Fortuna:Národní Liga, coming from behind to beat SK Líšeň, 1-2, last Thursday.
Then, on Monday, Zbrojovka added another three points in their quest for promotion when they beat Jihlava, 5-2.
Zbrojovka is now 15-5-3 with 50 points. They are six points behind league-leader FK Pardubice (18-2-3, 56 points) and they have a nine-point lead over third-place FK Viktoria Žižkov (13-2-8, 41). The top team in the league will automatically move into the top league of the country next season. The second- and third-place teams will have to play against the bottom teams of the top league to earn their promotion.
There are seven games remaining in this COVID-19-adjusted season. The last round will be on July 9.
Tomorrow (on Thursday), Zbrojovka has another big test when they travel to fourth-place FC Hradec Králové (11-7-5, 40). The game starts at 6 p.m. It will be shown on CT Sport.
On Thursday in the Brno Derby, Líšeň got on the board in the ninth minute when Jan Hlavica scored. But, before the intermission, Adam Fousek converted a penalty kick to tie the score. Then, in the 83rd minute, Pavel Dreksa put Zbrojovka on top for its second win of this season’s derby and three important points in the standings.
Against Jihlava, Zbrojovka put on an offensive show in front of an actual crowd of people. Jakub Přichystal had two goals to reach 10 in 17 games this season, which is just a goal off of the league lead. Fousek converted another penalty kick. David Krška and Mark Vintr both scored.
SK Líšeň (7-8-8, 29) went on to beat host 1.SK Prostějov, 0-1, on Sunday. The team is in ninth place, 12 points above the relegation zone. They look to stay in the Fortuna:Národní Liga after a respectable first season.
SK Líšeň hosts league-leader FK Pardubice today (Wednesday) at 5 p.m.
Menšík Takes HR Lead With 3 Dingers On Sunday
Local teams Technika Brno and Cardion Hroši Brno scored a total of 46 runs last weekend as each won as the visitors in their two-game series.
On Saturday, Technika won, 7-11.
Then, on Sunday — despite a three-HR, eight-RBI game by Technicka’s Matěj Menšík — Cardion Hroši Brno won 13-15.
Menšík leads the league with seven home runs in 32 at bats this season.
Kotlářka Praha (6-1) and Eagles Praha (6-1) are both at the top of the league standings. Defending-champion Arrows Ostrava (5-2) is in third.
All three Brno teams — Technika Brno, Cardion Hroši Brno and Draci Brno — have 5-3 records. It is another 2½ games back to the rest of the teams, which looks to be the gap that will separate the teams that will stay, at the end of this 18-game first phase, in the top bracket and play for postseason seeding and the lower teams that will drop to play teams from the lower league in order to maintain their place in the extraliga.
The Draci beat Olympia Blansko, 3-9 and 11-0. In the second game, Filip Čapka (five innings, zero hits) and Ondřej Furko (two innings, one hit) combined for a one-hit shutout.
The Draci play Eagles Praha in Prague on Friday and in Brno on Saturday.
Technikca plays Třebíč Nuclears and Cardion Hroši Brno play Tempo Praha on Saturday and Sunday.
BRNO SPORTS RESULTS
Quick results for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the past week. Home team listed first (where applicable).
Thursday, June 11, 2020
— Men’s Football: SK Líšeň 1, Zbrojovka Brno 2
Friday, June 12, 2020
— Baseball: Olympia Blansko 3, Draci Brno 9
Saturday, June 13, 2020
— Baseball: Draci Brno 11, Olympia Blansko 0
— Baseball: Cardion Hroši Brno 7, Technika Brno 11
Sunday, June 14, 2020
— Baseball: Technika Brno 13, Cardion Hroši Brno 15
— Men’s Football: 1.SK Prostějov 0, SK Líšeň 1
Monday, June 15, 2020
— Men’s Football: Zbrojovka Brno 5, Jihlava 2
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, June 17, 2020
— Men’s Football: SK Líšeň X FK Pardubice, 5 p.m.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
— Men’s Football: FC Hradec Králové X FC Zbrojovka Brno, 6 p.m., CT Sport
Friday, June 19, 2020
— Baseball: Eagles Praha X Draci Brno, 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 20, 2020
— Men’s Football: FK Ústí nad Labem X SK Líšeň, 5 p.m.
— Baseball: Cardion Hroši Brno X Tempo Praha, 2 p.m.
— Baseball: Draci Brno X Eagles Praha, 4 p.m.
— Baseball: Třebíč Nuclears X Technika Brno, 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 21, 2020
— Baseball: Tempo Praha X Cardion Hroši Brno, 2 p.m.
— Baseball: Technika Brno X Třebíč Nuclears, 4 p.m.
— Men’s Football: Zbrojovka Brno X Chrudim, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
— Baseball: Cardion Hroši Brno X Draci Brno, 5 p.m.
— Baseball: Arrows Ostrava X Technika Brno, 7 p.m.
— Men’s Football: SK Líšeň X FK Baník Sokolov, 5 p.m.
— Men’s Football: Varnsdorf X Zbrojovka Brno, 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
— Baseball: Draci Brno X Tempo Praha, 4 p.m.
— Baseball: Kotlářka Praha X Cardion Hroši Brno, 4 p.m.
— Baseball: Technika Brno X Eagles Praha, 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
— Baseball: Tempo Praha X Draci Brno, 2 p.m.
— Baseball: Eagles Praha X Technika Brno, 4 p.m.
— Baseball: Cardion Hroši Brno X Kotlářka Praha, 4 p.m.
— Men’s Football: Zbrojovka Brno X Žižkov, 5 p.m.
— Men’s Football: MFK Vítkovice X SK Líšeň, 5 p.m.
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