The first half season ended in both second league groups with the Round 14 matches played today that featured many interesting games. East leaders Borec fall at Kozhuf while West leaders Struga confirmed the top. Wins for Vardar (N), Plachkovica, Korabi, Pelister and Labunishta.
photo by Martin Stojanov Photography: the players of Kozhuf celebrate a goal
Leaders Struga had a tough road game against Gostivar but at the end collected the three points. Two goals in the opening half announced their determination. First Lena from the spot and later Loga were the scorers. The home side got back in game when Skenderi converted a penalty kick in the 53rd minute. However, Gostivar failed to add a second goal and recorded another home defeat.
Relegation derby between famous clubs Pelister and Teteks took place in Bitola. A goal by Boshkovski after the break decided the winner with the points remaining in the “city of the Consuls”.
Vlazrimi 77 and Skopje played a tough match in which neither team found the back of the opponents’ goal.
Surprisingly, Korabi easily defeated Gench Kalemler celebrating a win with three goals. Trpeski, Celeski and Mucha were the scorers for the Debar team.
The round got concluded with the lone match scheduled for Sunday. Runners-up Labunishta welcomed and second-to-last Goblen and clinched new three points. Klechkaroski from the spot in the first half and Milevski near the end scored for the win.
This group also has one postponed match that will be played on 1 December also from Round 9. It is the one between Teteks and Skopje.
Gradski stadium in Gostivar
Gostivar – Struga 1:2 (0:2)
Goals: 53′ (pen) Lavdrim Skenderi – 17′ (pen) Nijas Lena, 35′ Altin Loga
Referee: Faton Mustafi (Tetovo)
Vlazrimi Arena in Kichevo
Vlazrimi 77 – Skopje 0:0
Referee: Marjan Markoski (Ohrid)
Pod Tumbe Kafe stadium in Bitola
Pelister – Teteks 1:0 (0:0)
Goals: 57′ Filip Boshkovski
Referee: Konstantin Vlaho (Skopje)
Gradski stadium in Debar
Korabi – Gench Kalemler 3:0 (1:0)
Goals: 34′ Ljupcho Trpeski, 52′ Aleksandar Celeski, 77′ Bleron Mucha
Referee: Nderim Tefiku (Kumanovo)
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Gradska Plazha stadium in Struga
Labunishta – Goblen 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: 29′ (pen) Igor Klechkaroski, 79′ Metodija Milevski
Referee: Aleksandar Grujoski (Kichevo)
2.MFL West 2018/19
Leaders Borec visited Kozhuf in the town of Gevgelija, known as the Macedonian Las Vegas. After a goalless opening 45 minutes, Ristovski stunned the leaders with his penalty goal in the 63rd minute for an eruption on the stands. Eight minutes later the same player scored again. Borec later only managed to make the end exiting as Hristov scored from the spot. It is their first seasonal defeat. Despite the loss, the Veles based team remains on top where will spend the winter break.
Other promotion derby took place in Shtip where Bregalnica hosted still undefeated Tikvesh. Trifunovski brought joy among the home fans when he broke the dead lock ten minutes before the break. The visitors equalized just six minutes into the second half through their best scorer Mishov.
Kit-Go had no problems with relegation struggling Detonit and recorded an easy win. Four goals scored by four different players brought smiles on the faces of the spectators in Pehchevo. Interesting, the second half saw change of the main referee as Kristijan Gjurovski got injured so fourth referee Dejan Mladenovski had to take charge.
Relegation derby was played in Negotino as both Vardar and Sasa were looking to grab the three points. The visitors took the lead through Peshovski in the 15th minute, while Vardar leveled in the injury time thanks to Shishkov. Ivanovski turned the score around in the 68th minute, while in the injury time Kostadinovski added a third for Vardar. Very important three points for the Negotino team as sharing the points was the worst option for both teams since they would have remained stuck at the bottom together.
Plachkovica used the home field advantage and defeated Partizan. With this points they are best among the relegation candidates as there is a huge gap between the promotion and the relegation teams.
This group has one more game yet to be played. It is the postponed Round 9 match between the promotion rivals Borec and Tikvesh that is scheduled for 1 December. It won’t make changes in the table, by may affect the difference in points between the two.
Gradski stadium in Shtip
Bregalnica – Tikvesh 1:1 (1:0)
Goals: 35′ Ive Trifunovski – 51′ Aleksandar Mishov
Referee: Marjan Gocevski (Strumica)
Gradski stadium in Pehchevo
Kit-Go – Detonit 4:0 (2:0)
Goals: 24′ Ivan Nastevski, 44′ Martin Stojanov, 62′ Ile Sinev, 67′ Aleksandar Temelkov
Referee: Kristijan Gjurovski (Skopje)
Gradski stadium in Negotino
Vardar (N) – Sasa 3:1 (1:1)
Goals: 45’+1 Gjorgji Shishkov, 68′ Kiril Ivanovski, 90’+1 Stojanche Kostadinovski – 15′ Darko Peshovski
Red cards: 85′ Antonio Bosheski (S)
Referee: Bobi Velichkov (Veles)
Gradski stadium in Radovish
Plachkovica – Partizan 2:0 (2:0)
Goals: 10′ Goran Zdravkov, 24′ Nazim Nazimov
Referee: Zdravko Kostovski (Shtip)
Gradski stadium in Gevgelija
Kozhuf – Borec 2:1 (0:0)
Goals: 63′ (pen), 71′ Marjan Ristovski – 77′ (pen) Simeon Hristov
Referee: Jovan Kachevski (Struga)
2.MFL East 2018/19
The second half-season in both groups will begin with the Round 15 matches on 9 March 2019.