Belasica beat Borec in the derby, wins for Tikvesh, Bregalnica and Osogovo as well. Struga celebrated over Makedonija GjP, Gostivar and Vlazrimi 77 had no problems, while Teteks and Labunishta collected important road draws.
photo by FK Belasica: the players of Belasica celebrate with their fans after the game
The derby on the East took place in Strumica where leaders Belasica hosted second placed Borec. The opening goal was scored from the spot by Zdravkov as prior to that Darko Ilovski played with hand in the box. Two minutes before the break Tashev doubled the lead. The second half saw no goals from either side, so Belasica extended the lead at the top.
Bregalnica took the points from Radovish after defeating Plachkovica by a lone goal. Early in the 10th minute Iliev scored the only goal that decided the winner. In the 41st minute the home team was even left with ten men as Marjan Taraninov collected the second yellow card making the situation more complicate for his team.
Tikvesh celebrated a come from behind win over Kozhuf, while Osogovo had no problems with Pobeda beating the visitors from Valandovo with 3:0.
Round 16 results:
Nikola Mantov stadium in Kochani
Osogovo – Pobeda (V) 4:0 (2:0)
31′ Dejan Velevski, 33′ Dragan Paunov, 68′ Vladimir Zhoglev, 88′ Pavle Petrov
Referee: Vlatko Ilioski (Prilep)
Mladost stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Borec 2:0 (2:0)
20′ (pen) Goran Zdravkov, 43′ Marjan Tashev
Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (Skopje)
Gradski stadium in Radovish
Plachkovica – Bregalnica 0:1 (0:1)
10′ Lazar Ilijev
Referee: Dejan Mladenovski (Skopje)
Gradski stadium in Kavadarci
Tikvesh – Kozhuf 2:1 (1:1)
31′ Mirko Simjanovski, 58′ Jane Stojanov – 6′ Marjan Ristovski
Referee: Nikola Kostenchev (Skopje)
Promotion candidates Gostivar and Vlazrimi 77 had no problems against relegation favorites Zajazi and Novaci celebrating 3:0 wins each.
Teteks held Lokomotiva to a goalless draw in Skopje, while Labunishta scored and equalizer to deny Gorno Lisiche a home win. Important points for both in the battle for avoiding relegation.
In the derby of the round played in Struga, the home team defeated Makedonija GjP by scoring a goal in each half.
Round 16 results:
Lokomotiva stadium in Skopje
Lokomotiva – Teteks 0:0
Referee: Zorancho Temelkov (Kavadarci)
Gradska plazha stadium in Struga
Struga – Makedonija GjP 2:0 (1:0)
17′ Antonio Kalanoski, 65′ Samed Sheji
Referee: Krumislav Gjorgiev (Shtip)
Novaci stadium in Novaci
Novaci – Vlazrimi 77 0:3 (0:1)
25′ Alen Dumoski, 61′ Agron Zekjiri, 75′ Shaban Suliman
Referee: Marjan Mladenovski (Skopje)
AMS stadium in Gostivar
Gostivar – Zajazi 3:0 (3:0)
23′ Fatmir Arif, 29′, 45′ Ilirid Ademi
Referee: Nderim Tefiku (Kumanovo)
Gorno Lisiche stadium in Skopje
Gorno Lisiche – Labunishta 1:1 (0:0)
49′ Valentino Rafeski – 83′ Nedjmi Redjepi
Referee: Bobi Velichkov (Veles)
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