2.MFL East & West: Belasica wins promotion! (Updated)

Belasica celebrates first league promotion by sealing the East top, Makedonija GjP defeated another direct promotion rival in Vlazrimi 77 to stay on the West top. Bregalnica beat Borec in the direct promotion play-off battle. Osogovo got relegated, Gorno Lisiche dropped a win against relegated Zajazi, Gostivar, Teteks, Lokomotiva, Sasa and Plachkovica celebrated.

photo by Filip Zdraveski: moment of Makedonija GjP – Vlazrimi 77


Belasica is celebrating a first league come back. After 12 years of absence Belasica is finally back in the Macedonian top flight. Today’s 6:0 smashing of Kozhuf mathematically sealed their first place.

Sasa defeated Tikvesh by a lone goal meaning that Osogovo got relegated. The Kochani based team was idle this round and was hopping that Tikvesh would get at least a draw in Makedonska Kamenica.

The East promotion play-off derby took place on Sunday in Shtip. It was a direct clash between third-placed Bregalnica and second-placed Borec. After only ten minutes the visitors from Veles were left with ten men as Nikolovski was shown the direct red card for a bad tackle. Before the break Ilijev broke and dead lock and the Blues had no problems keeper the lead thanks to the player advantage. Now Bregalnica took over the second place from their rivals and with two rounds left they are in a much better position to qualify for the play-off.

East Round 25 results:

Mladost stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Kozhuf 6:0 (3:0)
Goals: 3′, 31′, 56′, 78′ Pepi Gorgiev, 44′ Zoran Mitevski, 59′ Goran Zdravkov
Referee: Blagojche Ralevski (Bitola)

Gradski stadium in Makedonska Kamenica
Sasa – Tikvesh 1:0 (0:0)
Goals: 63′ Viktor Markovski
Referee:Konstantin Vlaho (Skopje)

Gradski stadium in Radovish
Plachkovica – Pobeda (V) 8:2 (6:0)
Goals: 8′, 39′ Gjokshen Limanov, 11′, 32′ Bojan Ivanov, 13′ Minur Asanov, 45′ Angjel Nacev, 67′, 85′ Serdar Ademov – 84′ Mario Ratajoski, 88′ Laze Grbashliev
Referee: Dejan Mladenovski (Skopje)

Gradski stadium in Shtip
Bregalnica – Borec 1:0 (1:0)
Goals: 38′ Lazar Ilijev
Red cards: 10′ Kristijan Nikolovski (Bo)
Referee: Stojanche Trpchevski (Kavadarci)

Osogovo was idle.

2.MFL East 2017/18

Promotion | 1.MFL
Play-off |
Relegation | 3.MFL

The derby of this round was played in Skopje between promotion rivals Makedonija GjP and Vlazrimi 77. After a goalless first half that saw only one chance on each side, the Lions broke the dead lock through Nastevski in the 63rd minute. Twelve minutes later veteran player Bozhinovski doubled the lead to confirm the points. Six minutes from time home player Trajche Stojkovski made a brutal tackle on one of the visiting players and was shown a direct red card. The visitor could not continue the game but since Vlazrimi 77 already used all three substitutions had to finish the game with ten men.

Bozhinovski’s free kick denied by Neziri:

Gostivar ended the last hope of Struga for a possible promotion with a 4:2 win. The visitors last round lost at home by the Lions and with this defeat they can definitely say goodbye to the first league.

Gorno LIsiche had a lone goal lead against the relegated side of Zajazi, but a last minute goal stunned the home players leaving them with only a point from this game.

Teteks celebrated a come from behind win over Labunishta to catch them on points. These two plus Gorno Lisiche are fighting to avoid the 7th place that despite being outside of the relegation zone may bring relegation if both Skopje and Pobeda get relegated from the first league.

West Round 25 results:

Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Vlazrimi 77 2:0 (0:0)
Goals: 63′ Ivan Nastevski, 75′ Bobi Bozhinovski
Red cards: 84′ Trajche Stojkovski (M)
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)

Gradski stadium in Gostivar
Gostivar – Struga 4:2 (2:1)
Goals: 1′, 13′ Edin Mersovski, 50′, 54′ Ilirid Ademi – 14′ Zija Merdjani, 74′ Midjen Sherifi
Referee:Vlatko Ilioski (Prilep)

AMS stadium in Tetovo
Teteks – Labunishta 2:1 (1:1)
Goals: 34′ Meriton Saliji, 58′ Marjan Bilbiloski – 28′ Nedjmi Redjepi
Referee: Riste Sejmenov (Strumica)

Gorno Lisiche stadium in Skopje
Gorno Lisiche – Zajazi 1:1 (1:0)
Goals: 15′ (pen) Valentino Rafeski – 90′ Ilber Ljuma
Red cards: 33′ Flamur Osmani (Z)
Referee: Deni Lekovski (Bitola)

Lokomotiva stadium in Skopje
Lokomotiva – Novaci 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: 44′ Darko Lazarevski, 90′ Vasko Raspashkovski
Referee: Darko Stojanov (Shtip)

2.MFL West 2017/18

Promotion | 1.MFL
Play-off |
Relegation | 3.MFL

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