First League – Round 7 (Video)

The captains of Shkendija and Sileks read a message before their game; photo: KF ShkendijaSileks noted their first loss this season, Pelister jumped up to 2nd place, Rabotnichki and Horizont Turnovo managed to win in the final moments of their matches.

Despite still having unresolved management situation, Pelister continue with their excellent matches and noted another win. This time, they defeated newly-promoted Teteks 3:0 and jumped up to the second place on the table. Petar Ljamchevski opened the scoreline in the 25th minute and just 5 minutes later it was 2:0. Stupić doubled the home team lead and Pelister looked good for the rest of the match. In the second half, the win was confirmed with Dimche Ristevski’s goal, bumping Pelister up to the second place, while Teteks remains rock-bottom with just 2 points.


The other newly-promoted team in Sileks finally lost this season. Shkendija managed to celebrate a 3:0 win at home against Sileks in a match that could have ended differently if Duranski of Sileks converted his team penalty at the start of the second half. Prior to that, Mitrov opened the result with a good shot from distance. After Duranski failed to score from the spot, Shkendija stepped up and added two more goals. First, Kirovski doubled his team lead and then Vručina set the final score for a new Shkendija win.

Horizont Turnovo and Metalurg played a hard-fought match which ended in a home win in the final seconds of the match, right before the referee’s whistle. It took more then 90 minutes of play for Milushev, who returned to Turnovo, to decide to shoot from long range and surprised Efremov and brought his team valuable three points.

In Shtip, Bregalnica once again lost points in the 90th minute. Although they took the lead first through Zdravkov, Rabotnichki managed to turn the things around completely in the second half. First, it was Stojkov who set the score straight, scoring on his debut for Rabotnichki. Just as the match was nearing its end, Cikarski stunned the home team fans scoring a goal for Rabotnichki’s victory and yet another drop of points for Bregalnica in the final moments of the match.

Vardar and Renova completed this round with their match played at 19.00 CET. The hosts took the lead through Petkovski, but Renova won a point with a late goal by Emini. Vardar is still undefeated, but recorded 3 draws so far, all of them unexpected.

Highlights of all games:

Pelister – Teteks 3:0 (2:0)
25′ Petar Ljamchevski, 30′ Boško Stupić, 65′ Dimche Ristevski

Shkendija – Sileks 3:0 (1:0)
28′ Ivan Mitrov, 60′ Hristijan Kirovski, 90’+1 Bojan Vručina

Horizont Turnovo – Metalurg 1:0 (0:0)
90’+1 Aleksandar Milushev

Bregalnica – Rabotnichki 1:2 (1:0)
12′ Goran Zdravkov – 54′ Aco Stojkov, 90′ Mite Cikarski

Vardar – Renova 1:1 (0:0)
69′ Filip Petkovski – 88′ Izair Emini

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