Osogovo finally won a game, Belasica humiliated Pobeda by scoring twelve goals in Valandovo, Borec reclaim the second place. Wins for West promotion rivals Makedonija GjP, Gostivar, Struga and Vlazrimi 77, drama at Lokomotiva – Teteks.
photo by Pavle Simovski: moment of Lokomotiva vs. Teteks
Osogovo eventually won three points. A lone goal win over relegation rivals Sasa brought joy of the Kochani fans thanks to Vladimir Zhoglev who used a mistake of the visiting back line in the first half. With this win Osogovo is still in the relegation zone, but is now three points behind Sasa.
East leaders Belasica had absolutely no problems with relegation destined Pobeda. Despite playing in Valandovo they started filling the home net right from the beginning and went on half-time with a 5:0 lead. How bad the situation is in the home team says the fact that they had only one player on the bench in veteran Tome Mizhorov. After the break Belasica continued with the same tempo and finished the match with 12 goals scored.
Borec celebrated away in Kavadaraci over Tikvesh to reclaim the second place from Bregalnica who wasn’t playing this round. Tikvesh had a 1:0 lead on half-time, but the visitors from Veles managed to score three goals after the break and claim the points.
East Round 22 results:
Nikola Mantov stadium in Kochani
Osogovo – Sasa 1:0 (1:0)
Goals: 39′ Vladimir Zhoglev
Referee: Marjan Stojanovski (Kichevo)
Gradski stadium in Gevgelija
Kozhuf – Plachkovica 1:0 (0:0)
Goals: 74′ Riste Karakamishev
Red cards: 44′ Martin Petrov (P)
Referee: Stojanche Trpchevski (Kavadarci)
Gradski stadium in Kavadarci
Tikvesh – Borec 1:3 (1:0)
Goals: 26′ Igor Gjorgjiev – 56′ Andrej Kudijan, 61′, 77′ Gjorgji Gjorgjiev
Referee: Vlatko Ilioski (Prilep)
Gradski stadium in Valandovo
Pobeda (V) – Belasica 0:12 (0:5)
Goals: 2′, 23′, 29′, 66′, 68′ Pepi Gorgiev, 21′ Marjan Tashev, 31′ Goran Zdravkov, 47′, 82′, 90′ Martin Mirchevski, 51′ Zoran Andonov, 69′ Nikola Bozhinov
Referee: Dejan Mladenovski (Skopje)
Bregalnica was idle.
West leaders Makedonija GjP visited relegated side Novaci and clinched an expected win. Their captain Bobi Bozhinovski scored a brace to secure the points.
Chasers Gostivar and Struga also recorded wins. Gostivar defeated relegation favorites Zajazi on the road, while Struga welcomed and beat Gorno Lisiche.
Teteks probably ended the last hopes of Lokomotiva for somehow avoiding relegation but also missed an opportunity to bury them. The Tetovo based team was leading twice thanks to the brace of Brilant Sulaj, but an own goal just before the end prevented them from winning. An incident occurred after the final whistle as the referee was attacked by the home staff.
The last game between Labunishta and Vlazrimi 77 was played a day later, on Sunday. After having a minimal lead on half-time, Labunishta at the end disappointed its was by losing 2:1. Both goals for the visitors were scored by substitute players.
West Round 22 results:
Gradska plazha stadium in Struga
Struga – Gorno Lisiche 3:1 (2:1)
Goals: 20′ Ardit Shakjiri, 23′ Blagojche Glavevski, 46′ Flamur Tairi – 12′ Nuredin Musliu
Referee: Vasko Mavrov (Strumica)
Novaci stadium in Novaci
Novaci – Makedonija GjP 0:2 (0:1)
Goals: 27′, 79′ Bobi Bozhinovski
Referee: Marjan Mladenovski (Skopje)
Gradski stadium in Kichevo
Zajazi – Gostivar 1:4 (1:3)
Goals: 32′ Hasip Ljoki – 9′, 57′ (pen) Bashkim Lama, 16′ Artan Veliu, 33′ Edin Mersovski
Red cards: 77′ Afrim Ljuma (Z)
Referee: Riste Sejmenov (Strumica)
Lokomotiva stadium in Skopje
Lokomotiva – Teteks 2:2 (0:0)
Goals: 82′ Vasko Raspashkovski, 90′ (og) Igor Savevski – 75′, 85′ Brilant Sulaj
Referee: Kiril Smokvoski (Prilep)
Gradska plazha stadium in Struga
Labunishta – Vlazrimi 77 1:2 (1:0)
Goals: 21′ Klime Dalcheski – 49′ Murat Adili, 65′ Belul Nebiu
Referee: Nderim Tefiku (Kumanovo)
2.MFL West 2017/18