Struga won a historic first time top flight promotion after clinching the West title, while the East race continues as both derbies today ended in draws.
photo by FC Struga: the players of Struga celebrate after the match
Relegation struggling Detonit managed to hold away to Kozhuf only in the opening 45 minutes. After the break the Gevgelija based team scored twice to take the points. With three round left Kozhuf is still in game for the play-off position with the next round being decisive as they face main rival Tikvesh on the road.
Vardar from Negotino recorded only the fourth seasonal win. They defeated Partizan at home, but its a Pyrrhic victory as both sides have slim chances for survival. Save fate sees Sasa despite winning today against Plachkovica.
The two round derbies played in Pehchevo and Shtip both ended in goalless draws. Kit-Go welcomed leaders Borec, the hosts were the better team on the field but the visiting defense was simply unbreakable. With this draw Kit-Go is officially out of race for the second place, while Borec is yet to mathematically confirm the top.
Bregalnica wanted the points against Tikvesh in order to get close to only two points, but the Kavadarci visitors managed to hold onto a draw.
Cvaj Arena in Negotino
Vardar (N) – Partizan 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: 52′ Sasho Dukov, 90’+3 Gjorgji Shishkov
Referee: Done Ristovski (Gevgelija)
Gradski stadium in Gevgelija
Kozhuf – Detonit 2:0 (0:0)
Goals: 54′ Mirche Popov, 67′ Lazar Peev
Referee: Vladimir Gjorgjievski (Bitola)
Gradski stadium in Pehchevo
Kit-Go – Borec 0:0
Referee: Nikola Kostenchev (Skopje)
Gradski stadium in Makedonska Kamenica
Sasa – Plachkovica 2:1 (1:0)
Goals: 28′ Denis Milenov, 84′ Zoran Zlatkovski – 87′ Daniel Radojchikj
Referee: Igor Ivanov (Veles)
Gradski stadium in Shtip
Bregalnica – Tikvesh 0:0
Referee: Marjan Markoski (Ohrid)
2.MFL East 2018/19
This round’s derby took place in Bitola where Pelister welcomed leaders Struga. Cvetanoski brought the lead to the visitors who at the end failed to win but still celebrated as they got officially promoted. With three rounds left they have 10 points more than second-placed Labunishta.
Gostivar and Labunishta played an entertaining match that ended with both scored twice. The hosts were taking the lead on two occasions, but the visitors twice managed to equalize.
Klechkaroski’s free kick goal:
Teteks came back in the race for avoiding relegation after celebrating a lone goal win over direct rivals Korabi. Hero for the hosts was Bilbiloski with his goal 19 minutes from time. Now the difference between the two is only 3 points. Teteks’ win allowed Gench Kalemler to also join this race. They defeated dead last Goblen to come four points away from the save zone, while their opponent is one round away from official relegation.
In the last match Skopje beat Vlazrimi 77 thanks to a lone goal scored in the first half.
Gradski stadium in Gostivar
Gench Kalemler – Goblen 2:0 (2:0)
Goals: 28′ Elmir Aliji, 36′ Sunaj Hasan
Referee: Faton Mustafi (Tetovo)
AMS stadium in Tetovo
Teteks – Korabi 1:0 (0:0)
Goals: 71′ Marjan Bilbiloski
Referee: Stojanche Trpchevski (Kavadarci)
Zhelezarnica stadium in Skopje
Skopje – Vlazrimi 77 1:0 (1:0)
Goals: 20′ Toni Brnjarchevski
Referee: Riste Sejmenov (Strumica)
Gradski stadium in Gostivar
Gostivar – Labunishta 2:2 (2:1)
Goals: 10′, 28′ Ilber Alili – 21′ Igor Klechkaroski, 60′ Klime Dalcheski
Referee: Furkan Idrizi (Tetovo)
Pod Tumbe Kafe stadium in Bitola
Pelister – Struga 1:1 (0:1)
Goals: 64′ Filip Boshkovski – 37′ Dejan Cvetanoski
Referee: Marjan Stojanovski (Kichevo)
2.MFL West 2018/19