Pelister and Vardar shared the points in the Derby of Macedonia, a stoppage time goal denied Belasica the first seasonal win, Shkendija dropped points with Sileks allowing Shkupi and Makedonija GjP to close the gap at the top.
photo by FC Shkupi Skopje: aerial duel between Stojan Stojchevski and Freddy Álvarez
Champions Vardar visited Bitola for the biggest encounter, the Derby of Macedonia against Pelister. In the 32nd minuti Darko Micevski served Matej Cvetanovski who broke the dead lock bringing Vardar the lead. Pelister could not create a serious chance to equalize, but still netted. it happened thanks to the own goal of Brazilian defender Charles who with a header scored in his own net in the 4th minute of the injury time.
The own goal:
Leaders Shkendija failed to defeat Sileks although they had a player advantages in the last half an hour. Shkupi scored three times after the break to claim the points against Bore, and together with Makedonija GjP, who beat Struga, came close to just two points from the top.
It was interesting in Strumica where Belasica was on the verge of celebrating their first win this season, but ended with just a point. They had the lead against Renova thanks to a goal by Milushev in the 28th minute, but than in the 57th the same player had to leave the first because of a second yellow card. With a man down Belasica was keeping the lone goal lead until deep into the stoppage time when they conceded from the spot.
Pod Tumbe Kafe stadium in Bitola
Pelister – Vardar 1:1 (0:1)
Goals: 90’+3 (og) Charles – 32′ Matej Cvetanovski
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)
Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Shkendija – Sileks 1:1 (1:1)
Goals: 25′ Besart Ibraimi – 44′ Stefan Đurić
Red cards: 58′ Kristijan Kostovski (S)
Referee: Konstantin Vlaho (Skopje)
Boris Trajkovski stadium in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Akademija Pandev 0:0
Red cards: 86′ Goran Siljanovski (R)
Referee: Bobi Velichkov (Veles)
Chair stadium in Skopje
Shkupi – Borec 3:0 (0:0)
Goals: 53′ (pen), 72′ (pen) Dembo Darboe, 84′ Ilirid Ademi
Referee: Krumislav Gjorgiev (Shtip)
Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Struga 2:0 (0:0)
Goals: 61′ (pen) Sefer Emini, 80′ Basit Khalid
Referee: Aleksandar Grujoski (Kichevo)
Blagoj Istatov stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Renova 1:1 (1:0)
Goals: 28′ Aleksandar Milushev – 90’+4 (pen) Alen Jasharoski
Red cards: 57′ Aleksandar Milushev
Referee: Nderim Tefiku (Kumanovo)