Playoff for the first football league – opening match: FK Viagem Příbram – FK Pardubice, June 1, 2023 Příbram. From the left, Tomáš Wágner from Příbram, Robin Hranáč from Pardubice.
Příbram/Zlín – The football players of Pardubice and Zlín won the opening matches of the playoff for participation in the top competition and came close to salvation. The East Bohemians won in Příbram 2:0, “Ševci” beat another second league rival Vyškov 1:0 at home. Rematches are scheduled for Sunday.
The fourteenth team of the first league table decided on the win in Příbram at the beginning of the second half, when Vojtěch Sychra and Dominik Janošek scored from the penalty spot. The home team hit the post twice in the opening act. Pardubice scored their fourth victory in the last five matches, on the other hand, the third team of the second highest competition suffered a defeat after five duels.
Substitute Youba Dramé scored the only goal in Zlín in the 64th minute. Vyško's players did not convert promising chances, Bienvenue Kanakimana hit the post in the first half. The fifteenth team of the first league did not lose for the fourth time in a row, on the other hand, the second team of the second league suffered a defeat after seven matches. The rematch will take place in Drnovice.
The play-off is being played only for the third time in separate history, and so far there have been 100% successful teams from the top competition. Last year Bohemians 1905 dealt with Opava and Teplice with Vlašimi. In 2019, Karviná and Příbram again defended their first league status, while Jihlava and Brno remained in the second league.
First football league playoff – opening matches:
Viagem Příbram – FK Pardubice 0 :2 (0:0)
Goals: 49. Sychra, 62. Janošek z pen. Referee: Berka – Nádvorník, Hájek – Orel (video). ŽK: Jahič, Wágner – Hlavatý, Darmovzal. Spectators: 3500.
Trinity Zlín – MFK Vyškov 1:0 (0:0)
Goal: 64. Drama. Referee: Černý – Caletka, Hrabovský – Zelinka (video). ŽK: Cedidla, Kolář, Chanturišvili, Hrubý, Procházka – Vintr, Alégué. Viewers: 5441.