Borec defeated Bregalnica in a match that featured five goals, Tikvesh edged Kit-Go to cement the second place, Kozhuf grabbed the third place, Sasa and Plachkovica shared the points while Detonit beat Vardar.
photo: Borec’s players celebrate the third goal
Only the group East had matches scheduled this weekend when it is the national team break. That is because the east is one round behind the West.
The derby of the round took place in Veles where leaders Borec hosted promotion candidates Bregalnica. It was a match in which the spectators enjoyed as they witnessed few great goals. The deadlock was broken very late, just two minute before the break when Nikolovski fired a great shot. Deep into the first half injury time Mirchevski scored a similar beauty.
The Blues from Shtip came back just seven minutes into the second half when Velinovski repeated what the home players did before the break. But the one goal difference did not last long as in the 60th minute Kocev scored another good goal.
Bregalnica only managed to once again come close to a one goal home lead when veteran striker Naumov scored. But it was too late as the goal came just three minutes from time.
Gradski stadium in Veles
Borec – Bregalnica 3:2 (2:0)
Goals: 43′ Kristijan Nikolovski, 45’+3 Toni Mirchevski, 60′ Robert Kocev – 52′ Kristijan Velinovski, 87′ Riste Naumov
Referee: Marjan Mladenovski (Skopje)
Tikvesh celebrated a lone goal win over Kit-Go. Very important points for the Kavadarci based side as they now remain second but with a three point lead over third-placed Kozhuf and a game in hand. It was Delov with his goal in the 65th minute that decided the winner today.
Gradski stadium in Kavadarci
Tikvesh – Kit-Go 1:0 (0:0)
Goals: 65′ Metodija Delov
Referee: Faton Mustafi (Tetovo)
Kozhuf used the defeats of Bregalnica and Kit-Go and took over the third place with a road win over Partizan. It was not an easy win but Peev’s goal some ten minutes before the break happened to be just enough for the points.
Mogila stadium in Prilep
Partizan – Kozhuf 0:1 (0:1)
Goals: 36′ Lazar Peev
Referee: Deni Lekovski (Bitola)
Bottom-placed Sasa welcomed Plachkovica in one of the two relegation clashes. The match ended goalless with Sasa failing to score despite playing with a player advantage since the 523rd minute when a visiting played collected a second yellow card. It was a rough game featuring many yellow cards.
Gradski stadium in Makedonska Kamenica
Sasa – Plachkovica 0:0
Red cards: 53′ Mirche Gjorgiev (P)
Referee: Vasko Mavrov (Strumica)
In the other bottom derby the fans saw four goals. Detonit hosted and defeated Vardar with 3:1 clinching important three points in the relegation battle.
Gradski stadium in Radovish
Detonit – Vardar (N) 3:1 (2:0)
Goals: 22′ Aleksandar Gjeorgievski, 33′, 88′ Aleksandar Trajchevski – 54′ Mirko Simjanovski
Referee: Vlatko Ilioski (Prilep)
2.MFL East 2018/19