The JS Hercules first team travelled to the end of Gulf of Bothnia to meet with FC Kemi in Hercules' second league game of the season. FC Kemi fielded a slightly weakened team due to injuries, but still had plenty of experience and quality on the pitch with ex-RoPS striker Huusko starting for the home team. Hercules travelled to the game on the back of a disappointing opener at Kajaani and improvement was necessary to take anything from this game.
Edustus / First team
The opening game of the season for Js Hercules was an away trip to Kajaani to face Spartak. Both teams were no doubt aware of the significance of the match, but unpredictable May weather and unfortunate scheduling problems at Kajaanin liikuntapuisto seemed to affect the visitors' preparation. The match kicked off in cold weather which soon turned to snow, making any kind of attractive football a difficult proposition.
JS Hercules played against Haukiputaan Pallo reserve team late Saturday night in rather cold condititions. Matti Verronen gave something to cheer about for the brave spectators (all 8 of them) scoring a solid hatrick. The match ended 4-1 (1-0) for the home side.