FK Rabotnicki Kometal with the 2:0 win over Renova in the opening match of the 29th round, won the title of the 2007/08 season in the Macedonian First League on 4 rounds before the end. On the other matches, Pelister won with 1:3 over Vardar in the big derby on Gradski stadium in Skopje.
Rabotnicki Kometal Skopje – Renova Dzepciste 2:0 (1:0)
18′ Jovanovic 90′ Aksentiev
With a goal in each half, Rabotnicki have noted the 22nd victory this season. They are now on a 12 points advantage over second placed Milano with 4 rounds to go. Even if Milano wins all the remaining 4 matches and Rabotnicki loses every match till the end, because of the better record FK Rabotnicki Kometal won their 3rd title in the 16th season of the Macedonian First League.
Vardar Skopje – Pelister Bitola 1:3 (0:0)
70′ Peev – 68′ 77′ 90′ Miranda
Pelister arrived in Skopje to win at least a point against their biggest rivals Vardar, but at the end they went home with 3. In the first half Pelister succeeded in their attempts to hold Vardar’s attacks, mostly with slowing the tempo and faking injuries. Vardar’s pressure, chances and 16 corners were useless at the end. The goal action started in the second half when Miranda opened the score after a fast break through Vardar’s defence and Pelister took the lead. Only couple of minutes later, Oliver Peev equalized on 1-1 after Braga’s cross from the right side, but after a fast counter Miranda once again scored and Pelister were up by 1 once again. Then in the 96th minute, Vardar had a corner kick and even their goalkeeper Georgievski was in the opposite box, but Pelister’s defenders successfully threw out the ball and it reached Miranda, who had no problems in finishing in an empty net and completing his hattrick.
Makedonija Gj P Skopje – Shkendija HB Tetovo 1:0 (1:0)
23′ Brnjarchevski (pen)
Makedonija Gjorche Petrov have noted very important win against Shkendija. With this victory Makedonija have increased their chances of avoiding the play-out spots, while in the same time have reduced Shkendija’s chances for avoiding direct relegation spots. The only goal of the match came in the 23rd minute when Toni Brnjarchevski have successfully converted the penalty kick in a goal. Shkendja have played almost full 2nd half with a player less, after Milosevic got a red card, which only made things easier for the hosts.
Sileks Kratovo – Cementarnica 55 Skopje 2:0 (2:0)
14′ 45′ Stupic
Stupic with two goals have made Cementarnica suffer and with 4 rounds to go, they are sharing the last place together with Shkendija. Sileks are on the 9th position – a spot that they cannot consider as a safe yet, as in this way they would play a play-out match. Regarding the match, Sileks were in control and deservedly won the 3 points.
Milano Kumanovo – Pobeda Prilep 2:1 (1:1)
17′ Stojanovic 74′ Ristov – 37′ Cuculi
Milano have once again confirmed the role of favorites when playing at home. The ‘victim’ this time were, already ex-champions, Pobeda. Milano have started good and have scored a goal in the 17th minut, but couldn’t keep the lead till halftime as Cuculi managed to equalize. However, Ristov scored the decisive goal which has probably sealed Milano’s 2nd place in this season. This has been Pobeda’s 3rd consecutive defeat.
Napredok Kicevo – Bashkimi Kumanovo 1:0 (1:0)
Napredok didn’t allow too much joy for Bashkimi after the visitors win over Rabotnicki in the last round and have won with a goal scored by Ibraimi in the 14th minute. Considering both Sileks and Makedonija won, the battle for avoiding the 9th place still continues and considering both Shkendija and Cementarnica lost, the battle for avoiding the last 2 places still continues.
Video highlights from Rabotnicki – Renova, Vardar – Pelister and Makedonija Gj. P. – Shkendija