Shkendija demolished Vardar scoring 6 times past the home keeper, Makedonija GjP won in the lasts seconds, Rabotnichki escaped an embarrassing defeat away to Belasica, wins for Shkupi and Akademija Pandev and the top flight played a round on Saturday for the players could have a day more rest for the international break.
photo by KF Shkendija Tetovo: the Players of Shkendija celebrate one of the 6 goals
When Mirchevski scored a beautiful goal early in the 11th minute everyone thought that Vardar might make a surprise against the table leaders. However, Shkendija turned the result in their favour before the break and added four more goals in the second half enduing with a humiliating 6:1 victory.
National Arena Toshe Proeski in Skopje
Vardar – Shkendija 1:6 (1:2)
Goals: 11′ Martin Mirchevski – 27′ (og) Stefan Lazarevikj, 34′ (pen), 49′ Besart Ibraimi, 54′ Ljupcho Doriev, 68′ Rubin Habaj, 89′ Dashmir Elezi
Referee: Marjan Gocevski (Strumica)
Under extreme weather conditions in Kratovo, Sileks took the lead against runners-up Shkupi, but that only made the visitors mad. Three African players scored for Shkupi bringing another win.
Sileks stadium in Kratovo
Sileks – Shkupi 1:3 (1:1)
Goals: 14′ Riste Karakamishev – 37′ Abdul Rwatubyaye, 70′ Lamine Diack, 88′ Reginaldo
Red cards: 76′ Angelche Timovski (S)
Referee: Igor Stojchevski (Skopje)
Makedonija GjP is surely confirming the 3rd place, making a difference from its followers. Renova did take the lead today, but a come from behind win with the game winning goal coming into the stoppage time brought the Lions new 3 points.
Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Renova – Makedonija GjP 1:2 (1:1)
Goals: 16′ Shefit Shefiti – 36′ Filip Aleksovski, 90’+2 Charleston
Referee: Jovan Kachevski (Struga)
Another failure for Rabotnichki who in the last two round won only a points against the two Strumica based teams. Today they visited bottom-placed Belasica and were about to head home defeated when Petkovski saved a point a minute from time.
Blagoj Istatov stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Rabotnichki 1:1 (1:0)
Goals: 8′ Besar Gudjufi – 89′ Petar Petkovski
Referee: Marjan Stojanovski (Kichevo)
Second win in a row for Akademija Pandev and third in the last 5 matches. Today a lone goal by Velinoski in the first half decided the faith of the visitors from Struga who are now on the verge of losing the 4th place.
Pandev stadium in Strumica
Akademija Pandev – Struga 1:0 (1:0)
Goals: 29′ Kristijan Velinovski
Red cards: 83′ Kosta Manev (AP)
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)
This round got completed on Sunday when Borec and Pelister played a goalless draw under a snowy weather.
Zoran Paunov stadium in Veles
Borec – Pelister 0:0
Referee: Krumislav Gjorgiev (Shtip)