All favorites celebrated wins in the first leg with only the encounter between Vardar and Makedonija GjP ending in a draw. No second league side managed to stay undefeated.
photo by Petar Dimoski: view at Gostivar vs. Pobeda
The most entertaining match took place in Shtip where second league East side Bregalnica welcomed Akademija Pandev. Hero for the visitors was Mario Krstovski who scored incredible four goals leading the academy to a 5:2 road win.
Holders Shkendija had no problems with second league East participant Kit-Go despite fielding some of the reserve players. The Pehchevo team did surprise and eliminate Shkupi in the previous round, but Shkendija proved to be too much.
Vardar had a difficult game against the Lions from Gjorche who took an early lead and managed to keep it until the 72nd minute when Vardar eventually equalized.
Despite playing with ten men Rabotnichki scored a winner to celebrated in Kavadarci against Tikvesh. Belasica and Sileks beat Pelister and Skopje, while Gostivar was closest to stay undefeated. They lost at home by Pobeda with a late winner. So, no second league team managed to stay undefeated today.
The return legs are scheduled to be played on October the 3rd. Keep in mind that second league West side Korabi was drawn as the lucky team to skip this round.
Gradski stadium in Kavadarci
Tikvesh – Rabotnichki 0:1 (0:0)
Goals: 77′ Filip Petkovski
Red cards: 58′ Andrej Lazarov (R)
Referee: Vasko Mavrov (Strumica)
Gradski stadium in Gostivar
Gostivar – Pobeda 1:2 (0:0)
Goals: 64′ Valon Zekjiri – 48′ Antonio Kalanoski, 86′ Yannick Makota Ngale
Referee: Konstantin Vlaho (Skopje)
Boris Trajkovski stadium in Skopje
Vardar – Makedonija GjP 1:1 (0:1)
Goals: 72′ Willian Lira Sousa – 13′ Hristijan Kirovski
Referee: Marjan Mladenovski (Skopje)
Zhelezarnica stadium in Skopje
Skopje – Sileks 0:2 (0:0)
Goals: 66′ Darko Aleksovski, 85′ Alpaj Jusuf
Referee: Stojanche Stojanov (Shtip)
Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Shkendija – Kit-Go 2:0 (2:0)
Goals: 22′ Armend Alimi, 24′ Omar Imeri
Referee: Marjan Stojanovski (Kichevo)
Gradski stadium in Shtip
Bregalnica – Akademija Pandev 2:6 (1:2)
Goals: 22′ Lazar Ilijev, 58′ Ive Trifunovski – 5′, 12′, 57′, 68′ Mario Krstovski, 88′, 90’+3 Tomislav Iliev
Referee: Marjan Markoski (Ohrid)
Pod Tuimbe Kafe stadium in Bitola
Pelister – Belasica 0:2 (0:1)
Goals: 18′ Stefan Sulev, 73′ Aleksandar Milushev
Referee: Jovan Kachevski (Struga)