The top four teams in the West recorded victories, while on the East Belasica extended the lead with a five goals win over Osogovo.
photo by Zlatko Topkoski: Makedonija GjP takes a corner kick against Zajazi
Leaders Makedonija GjP hosted relegation favorites Zajazi and had no problems in securing the points. However, all of their rivals also won so there was no change at the table. Gostivar had problems with Lokomotiva but managed to celebrate a come from behind win, while Vlazrimi 77 has no mercy for the already relegated side of Novaci.
Struga hosted debutantes Labunishta who thanks to their great form went from a relegation struggling team to a promotion candidates. After being undefeated for 14 rounds, Labunishta fall by the Ohrid Lake thanks to a late goals scored by Flamur Tairi.
Gormo Lisiche won important points against Teteks, their direct rival for avoiding the 7trh place that may bring relegation depending on which 1.MFL sides will go down. The win came mainly thanks to the brace of Valentino Rafeski.
West Round 21 results:
Gorno Lisiche stadium in Skopje
Gorno Lisiche – Teteks 2:1 (1:1)
Goals: 28′, 66′ Valentino Rafeski – 19′ Filip Jovanovski
Referee: Krumislav Gjorgiev (Shtip)
Gradski stadium in Gostivar
Gostivar – Lokomotiva 2:1 (2:1)
Goals: 32′, 40′ (pen) Ilirid Ademi – 19′ Lazar Peev
Referee: Marjan Eckoski (Ohrid)
Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Zajazi 3:1 (2:0)
Goals: 18′ Ivan Nastevski, 19′ Bobi Bozhinovski, 53′ Filip Petrov – 70′ Hasip Ljoki
Referee: Blagojche Ralevski (Bitola)
Vlazrimi Arena in Kichevo
Vlazrimi 77 – Novaci 5:0 (3:0)
Goals: 15′ Malikj Beluli, 25′, 27′ Agron Zekjiri, 59′ Murat Adili, 72′ Mrgim Dani
Referee: Sashko Ristov (Strumica)
Gradska plazha stadium in Struga
Struga – Labunishta 1:0 (0:0)
Goals: 85′ Flamur Tairi
Referee: Marjan Mladenovski (Skopje)
2.MFL West 2017/18
Breglanica defeated Pobeda from Valandovo in a high-scoring match in Shtip and got back on the second place. However, that’s thanks to the fact that Borec was idle this round. Leaders Belasica continued with the good result protecting the table top. This time they humiliated Osogovo smashing them with five goals to null.
After a goalless first half, Plachkovica and Sasa played an interesting second half in Radovish. The home side took the lead in the 66th minute, but in the next ten minutes the visitors scored two goals to turn around the result. Just four minutes after that Plachkovica equalized and the points got shared.
In Gevgelija, Kozhuf and Tikvesh played a 1:1 draw. The hosts had the lead on half-time, but Tikvesh equalized in the 62nd minute, Later Kozhuf had to play the last 12 minutes with only 9 men as two of its players were sent off including keeper Nikov. They already had used all three substitutions of which one was the expelled keeper, so a player had take the role of goalkeeper. But Tikvesh failed to score a winner.
East Round 21 results:
Mladost stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Osogovo 5:0 (1:0)
Goals: 24′, 52′ Zoran Mitevski, 48′ Mile Kostovski, 72′ Martin Mirchevski, 88′ Aleksandar Vasilev
Referee: Konstantin Vlaho (Skopje)
Gradski stadium in Radovish
Plachkovica – Sasa 2:2 (0:0)
Goals: 66′ Angjel Nacev, 79′ Martin Petrov – 70′ Darko Peshovski, 75′ Damjan Ivanovski
Referee: Josip Barton (Skopje)
Gradski stadium in Shtip
Bregalnica – Pobeda (V) 7:2 (4:0)
Goals: 1′ Daniel Bonevski, 40′ Ivan Mitrov, 43′ Riste Naumov, 45′ Trajche Efremov, 68′, 89′ Lazar Ilijev, 74′ (pen) Slavcho Velkovski – 54′ Mario Rajatoski, 87′ Aleksandar Tenekedjiev
Referee: Bobi Velichkov
Gradski stadium in Gevgelija
Kozhuf – Tikvesh 1:1 (1:0)
Goals: 37′ Martin Shishkov – 62′ Metodija Delov
Red cards: 75′ Marjan Ristovski, 78′ Trajche Nikov (K)
Referee: Nikola Ivanov (Veles)
Borec was idle.