JS Hercules reserve team Herkku-Papat took their first victory of the season after two even games. Hosts FC Suola got robbed by Papat with 1-3 (0-2). Papat took control of the game right from the start. During the first 10 minutes FC Suola hardly made it out from their own half. But ackwardly enough, it was the home side who was closer opening the dead lock. FC Suola had a short spell of possession and their second corner of the game almost paid off.
JS Hercules took the three points for the first time this season when defeating OPS-j in Heinäpää 1-2 on Sunday with a late goal. Report to follow..
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.
Herkku-Papat, JS Hercules reserve team, draw again in the 5th division. Two easy scoring chances were give to the opposing team Pattijoen Tempaus which didn't hesitate to use them. Papat eventually managed to score a couple two to make the score even.
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.
First match of the season is always a celebration, especially for Herkku-Papat reserve team. Season's opening opponent was this time IVFC, which Papat beat at 2011 season ending thriller in Castren. This time teams met in smallish Talvikkipuisto stadion. Game started with two quick goal, one in both end. Arto Oikarinen made his come-back to Herccu shirt after last played in 2005 by scoring two nice goals.
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.