1.MFL overview of Round 2 (Video)

Akademija Pandev won the local derby against Belasica thanks to a brace by Mario Krstovski. Vardar celebrated at Renova’s as Shkendija wsa held to a goalless draw by Makedonija GjP. Pobeda did the same to Shkupi where keeper Darko Tofiloski was the hero, while another brace but by Petar Petkovski brought the first win for Rabotnichki over Sileks.

photo by Ilija Sopov: a view at the derby in Strumica


For the first time in the history of the city of Strumica was played a top flight match between two teams from this city. The one with rich history, Belasica, hosted 2010 founded Akademija Pandev. The visitors celebrated at the end with a brace by substitute Mario Krstovski. Just four minute after coming in he broke the dead lock in the 75th minute, while ten minutes later he doubled the lead from a counter attack after Belasica failed to capitalize on a corner kick. With this win Akademija Pandev is now the only team with a perfect score after just two rounds. On the other hand, Belasica is the lone pointless team on the table.

Mladost stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Akademija Pandev 0:2 (0:0)
Goals: 75′, 85′ Mario Krstovski
Referee: Josip Barton (Skopje)

Vardar defeated Renova with a late lone goal by Armenian attacker Tigran Barseghyan. The winning goal came after a great run by Kosta Manev who managed to go past couple of home players before finding Barseghyan in the box.

Barseghyan in action against Renova; photo: FK Vardar

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Renova – Vardar 0:1 (0:0)
Goals: 79′ Tigran Barseghyan
Referee: Dimitar Mechkarovski (Skopje)

Title holders Shkendija visited newly promoted Makedonija GjP in Skopje and dropped valuable two points. The Lions even had more scoring chances, but at the end they were happy with winning a point against the current champions who are winless after two rounds.

Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Shkendija 0:0
Goals: /
Referee: Marjan Markoski (Ohrid)

Shkupi was firm favorites in front of its own fans against Pobeda, but the home players simply could not beat visiting keeper Darko Tofiloski who had a great day. The home team was eve downed to ten men when Kosovar midfielder Rron Broja collected his second yellow card.

Chair stadium in Skopje
Shkupi – Pobeda 0:0
Goals: /
Red cards: 75′ Rron Broja (Sh)
Referee: Petar Mantev (Negotino)

The opening match of this round took place on Saturday night as Rabotnichki hosted Sileks. The Reds took the points thanks to Petar Petkovski’s brace. First, in the 12th minute Joël Bopesu found him in the box but it was Petkovski’s great reaction that lead to the goal. Some ten minutes before the break Petkovski stole a ball in the box, made a solo run and fired a great shot into the top right corner. Sileks came back in game twenty minutes from time with a converted penalty of Louise Parfait after Alexander Borja Córdoba brought down Emmanuel Mbella in the home box. But that was all the visitors managed to do.

The penalty:

National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Sileks 2:1 (2:0)
Goals: 12′, 36′ Petar Petkovski – 70′ Louise Parfait
Referee: Stojanche Stojanov (Shtip)

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