Vardar claimed the Skopje Derby against Rabotnichki, Makedonija GjP surprised Shkupi with a late goal, Shkendija defeated Sileks on the road, while Renova celebrated over Belasica.
photo by FK Rabotnichki Skopje: moment of the Skopje Derby
Eternal local rivals Rabotnichki and Vardar played the 86th Old Derby of Skopje. With both teams disappointing with their recent form, the national team break came just in time.
Only six minutes were needed for the dead lock to be broken. Brdarovski nicely served Cvetanovski in the box who scored past the home defense. Ten minutes after the break an Juan Felipe made a great solo run that ended with a precise 15 meter shot to double the lead.
Rabotnichki was desperately trying to get back in game but simply could not find the back of Gachevski’s net. Chinedu and Ilijoski had scoring chances with the first even hitting the post on one occasion. After the match the Reds’ manager Zhikica Tasevski resigned.
It’s the 34th win for Vardar in the head to head all time matches as Rabotnichki remain on 32. Their first official match was played back in 1951!
National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Vardar 0:2 (0:1)
Goals: 6′ Matej Cvetanovski, 55′ Juan Felipe
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)
Interesting match took place in Tetovo between home side Renova and relegation struggling Belasica. The hosts took a 2:0 lead through Miovski and Ramadani before Mirchevski with a header brought back the visitors in game at half an hour.
Renova confirmed the points 15 minutes from time when Useini scored a great direct free kick goal from around 25 meters. The visiting keeper stood no chance as the ball went into the upper corner. In the dying moment Savic scored a second goal for the visitors to make the defeat look closer.
With the defeats of both Rabotnichki and Shkupi, the Gypsums now got to the 4th place, the last that may guarantee an Europa League spot.
Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Renova – Belasica 3:2 (2:1)
Goals: 8′ Bojan Miovski, 21′ Emran Ramadani, 75′ Muhamed Useini – 31′ Martin Mirchevski, 90’+1 Dushan Savic
Referee: Igor Stojchevski (Skopje)
A tough game was played between Shkupi and Makedonija GjP. The winner was decided in the last couple of minutes when visiting captain Bozhinovski scored a stunning goal silencing the laud home fans. Very important points for the Lions as not just that they are now 5 points away from the relegation play-off, but are only 4 points away from the 4th place.
Chair stadium in Skopje
Shkupi – Makedonija GjP 0:1 (0:0)
Goals: 87′ Bobi Bozhinovski
Referee: Josip Barton (Skopje)
Leaders Shkendija came back victorious from the road game in Kratovo. Agim Ibraimi played crucial role in the opening goals. The first was an own goal after his effort, while the in the second half he managed to put his name on the scoresheet. Four minutes from time national team defender Musliu just cemented the win. For the winning side come back made Marjan Radeski who missed the entire first half-season due to a torn ACL. He played the last ten minutes of the match.
Sileks stadium in Kratovo
Sileks – Shkendija 0:3 (0:1)
Goals: 25′ (og) Filip Milenkovski, 66′ Agim Ibraimi, 86′ Visar Musliu
Referee: Dimitar Mechkarovski (Skopje)
The last match of this round featuring Akademija Pandev and Pobeda was postponed for 01 May. It was on request by Akademija Pandev as they had players in the youth national teams that played matches in the past days and had no time to recover in time for another match.
Postponed for 01 May at 16.00 CET
Akademija Pandev vs. Pobeda