Vardar beat Makedonija GjP with two 90th minute goals, Shkendija easily got past Belasica, Rabotnichki smashed Pobeda, Shkupi defeated Akademija Pandev while Renova and Sileks shared the points.
photo by FC Shkupi: Mihail Manevski watches as keeper Dušan Čubraković intervenes before Omer Jashari
Pobeda could take the lead early in the 6th minute but Bozhinovski saved Chinazorm’s attempt from a very close range. That was actually the most serious chance in the first half. Rabotnichki had more attempts, but all were shots from distance saved by Tofiloski or going wide.
The dead lock was eventually broken just five minutes after the break. Stevanović perfectly found Sharkoski with a long through ball, the later got one on one with Tofiloski and came out victorious. Sharkoski uis actually a former Pobeda player who joined Rabotnichki from there. Chinedu cemented the home win ten minutes from time after the visiting players totally forgot to mark him in the box. Herrera served the Nigerian striker who could not miss.
In the last minutes before the end the spectators saw two more goals. First Petkovski scored a 30 meter stunning goal, while Chinazorm added a consolation goal for the Prilep visitors.
National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Pobeda 3:1 (0:0)
Goals: 50′ Nikolche Sharkoski, 80′ Geoffrey Charles Chinedu, 88′ Petar Petkovski – 89′ Kyrian Nwabueze Chinazorm
Referee: Marjan Gocevski (Strumica)
Holders Shkendija visited Belasica in Strumica and easier than expected clinched the points. Emini scored half way through the first half while Macedonia U21 national team player Totre doubled the lead just four minutes after the break. The match for Belasica was officially lost in the 59th minute when keeper Vujanac was sent off leaving the team with ten players. He punched Bejtulai in the face after a duel. Despite the player advantage, there was no change in the result.
Mladost stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Shkendija 0:2 (0:1)
Goals: 28′ Izair Emini, 49′ Ennur Totre
Red cards: 59′ Nikola Vujanac (B)
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)
After celebrating in the Strumica derby against Belasica, Akademija Pandev fall down in Skopje against Shkupi. The home side celebrated a lone goal win thanks to Angelov who scored for three points.
Chair stadium in Skopje
Shkupi – Akademija Pandev 1:0 (0:0)
Goals: 73′ Viktor Angelov
Referee: Petar Mantev (Negotino)
Leaders Vardar won the points against the Gjorche Petrov Lions in the last moment of the match. With Lira’s goal Vardar had the lead until the 54th minute when veteran player Bozhinovski equalized.
The game winning goal came in the last minute thanks to Micevski, while deep into the stoppage time Popzlatanov cemented the win.
Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Vardar 1:3 (0:1)
Goals: 54′ Bobi Bozhinovski – 19′ Willian Lira Souza, 90′ Darko Micevski, 90’+3 Jovan Popzlatanov
Referee: Marjan Eckoski (Ohrid)
In the last game played in Tetovo Renova and Sileks shared the points by scoring one goal each.
Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Renova – Sileks 1:1 (0:0)
Goals: 78′ Vlatko Stojanovski – 67′ Darko Aleksovski
Referee: Igor Stojchevski (Skopje)