Makedonija GjP denied Gostivar the West top, Vlazrimi defeated Struga, Teteks and Gorno Lisiche celebrated. Wins for both East play-off rivals Bregalnica and Borec, Sasa won while Osoigovo lost by Plachkovica.
photo by KF Gostivar: the players of Gostivar celebrate against Novaci
West Round 23 results:
Teteks had no troubles with relegated side Zajazi easily clinching important three points. The Tetovo team is out of the relegation zone, but can still go down if more than one club that belongs to the West gets relegated from the top flight. Gorno Lisiche, their rivals for that save 6th place also celebrated a win by defeating Lokomotiva. For the visitors this defeat means that although they have mathematical chances, they are already relegated.
Of the promotion candidates Gostivar clinched an expected win over dead last Novaci and took over the top, but just for 24 hours as Makedonija GjP celebrated a win over Labunishta the next day and reclaimed the leading position.
A direct clash between two promotion candidates took place in Kichevo. Home side Vlazrimi 77 edged Struga thanks to a penalty goal scored just before the break.
Gorno Lisiche stadium in Skopje
Gorno Lisiche – Lokomotiva 3:1 (2:0)
Goals: 27′, 32′ Andrian Chavoli, 72′ Andrej Nuneski – 60′ Antonio Bosheski
Referee: Marjan Mladenovski (Skopje)
AMS stadium in Tetovo
Teteks – Zajazi 4:2 (2:0)
Goals: 25′ Brilant Sulaj, 32′ Meriton Saliji, 59′ Marjan Bilbiloski, 78′ (og) Skjiprim Rufati – 87′ Skjiprim Rufati, 90’+1 (pen) Fatmir Ramadani
Referee: Hristijan Bozhinovski (Skopje)
Gradski stadium in Gostivar
Gosativar – Novaci 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: 33′ Ilirid Ademi, 52′ Betim Miftari
Referee: Nikola Ivanov (Veles)
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Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Labunishta 3:2 (1:1)
Goals: 37′ Trajche Stojkovski, 47′ Dejan Tanturovski, 66′ (pen) Kristijan Kostovski – 25′ Metodija Milevski, 86′ Nedjmi Redjepi
Referee: Bobi Velichkov (Veles)
Vlazrimi Arena in Kichevo
Vlazrimi 77 Struga 1:0 (1:0)
Goals: 44′ (pen) Kushtrom Balazhi
Referee: Furkan Idrizi (Tetovo)
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Captain Riste Naumov scored two goals in the opening fifteen minutes giving Bregalnica a comfortable lead over Tikvesh. After the break the Shtip Blues just confirmed the win which later happened to be a huge defeat for the visitors from Kavadarci.
Their second-place rivals Borec also celebrated leaving Bregalnica third. Borec defeated Kozhuf thanks to a second half brace by Marko Gjorgjievski.
Sasa hosted the relegated side of Pobeda from Valandovo who just three days ago suffered a humiliating 12:0 defeat by leaders Belasica. This time got a far more decent result getting beat with only three goals.
Osogovo made a step towards the save zone last round, but with Sasa’s win and their fall in Radovish they are again in a bad situation.
East Round 23 results:
Gradski stadium in Makedonska Kamenica
Sasa – Pobeda (V) 3:0 (1:0)
Goals: 40′ Zoran Zlatkovski, 51′ Sasho Velinovski, 84′ Aleksandar Gjeorgievski
Referee: Deni Lekovski (Bitola)
Gradski stadium in Radovish
Plachkovica – Osogovo 3:2 (2:1)
Goals: 14′, 32′ Minur Asanov, 59′ Angjel Nacev – 45’+1 Hristijan Mitrevski, 77′ Vladimir Zhoglev
Referee: Petar Mantev (Negotino)
Gradski stadium in Veles
Borec – Kozhuf 2:0 (0:0)
Goals: 58′, 70′ Marko Gjorgjievski
Referee: Vlatko Ilioski (Prilep)
Gradski stadium in Shtip
Bregalnica – Tikvesh 5:0 (2:0)
Goals: 5′, 14′ Riste Naumov, 71′ Mihail Manevski, 87′ Stefan Mishev, 89′ Ivan Mitrov
Referee: Konstantin Vlaho (Skopje)
Belasica was idle.