Akademija Pandev remains perfect after defeating Shkupi, Sileks recorded its first win, Rabotnichki beat Pobeda away, Vardar edged Makedonija GjP, while Shkendija beat Belasica with a come from behind.
photo by FK Vardar: scorer Barseghyan between two Makedonija GjP players
After three rounds Akademija Pandev remains the lone team with a perfect record. Today they continued their winning run by defeating Shkupi with a lone first half goal by central defender Dime Dimov. Twelve minutes from time the hosts were downed to ten men as Stojan Stojchevski got a red cards, but Shkupi failed to seize the occasion and score an equalizer.
Kukush stadium in Turnovo
Akademija Pandev – Shkupi 1:0 (1:0)
Goals: 21′ Dime Dimov
Red cards: 78′ Stojan Stojchevski
Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (Skopje)
Rabotnichki collected their second consecutive win by defeating Pobeda on the road. The host team’s defense was undefeated in the first two rounds, but that short series ended up today. In this match Petar Petkovski scored his fourth seasonal goal to top the goalscoring table. So far he has scored in each round.
Rabotnichki’s penalty goal:
Pod Tumbe Kafe stadium in Bitola
Pobeda – Rabotnichki 0:2 (0:1)
Goals: 5′ (pen) Ostoja Stjepanovikj, 60′ Petar Petkovski
Referee: Marjan Gocevski (Strumica)
Sileks recorded their first seasonal win thanks to a late goal. Renova was four minutes away from taking home a point, but winger Dimitar Ivanov took care for the points to remain in Kratovo.
Sileks stadium in Kratovo
Sileks – Renova 1:0 (0:0)
Goals: 86′ Dimitar Ivanov
Referee: Marjan Eckoski (Ohrid)
After winning a point last week against holders Shkendija, this time Makedonija GjP visited Vardar and was edged by a penalty goal. Armenian national team attacker Tigran Barseghyan scored his third seasonal goal to bring Vardar the points. Like Petkovski of Rabotnichki, Barseghyan has also scored in each round.
Boris Trajkovski stadium in Skopje
Vardar – Makedonija GjP 1:0 (1:0)
Goals: 41′ (pen) Tigran Barseghyan
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)
The last game of this round between holders Shkendija and newly promoted Belasica took place on Monday. It was moved due to Shkendija’s Thursday’s road trip to Norway in the Europa League.
Belasica took a surprising lead after just ten minutes of play through their newest signing Serbian winger Irfan Vušljanin. But the goal came thanks to the bad clearance of keeper Bekim Redjepi. Shkendija turned the result around with two quick goals before the beak, while in the second half added two more. Izair Emini celebrated a hat-trick in this match.
Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Shkendija – Belasica 4:1 (2:1)
Goals: 35′, 76′, 80′ (pen) Izair Emini, 39′ Stênio Júnior – 10′ Irfan Vušljanin
Referee: Dimitar Mechkarovski (Skopje)