The draw for the two second league groups eventually took place today at FFM’s headquarters as the season gets underway in ten days.
photo by Filip Zdraveski: the drawing lots prior to the draw
These are the pairs for the opening round in both groups. The season will kick-off on Saturday the 18th on this months, one week later then the top division.
First half-season will end on 24 November, while the second half-season will begin on 9 March 2019. To view the complete schedule in Macedonian language in pdf, click here for East and here for West. Keep in mind that the season has 27 rounds, but the last 9 will be known after the conclusion of Round 18. Round by round, in the next few days we will put the schedule on our web site as well (here and here).
The format remains the same as last season. The winners of both groups will earn promotion with the two runners-up entering the first round of the promotion play off. The winner of that match will than face the eight-placed team of the first league in the play-off final. The bottom three teams in each group will get relegated with additional teams going down as well in case of too many first league club getting relegated to a same second league group.
Having a look at the participants in both groups, this seasons promises to be entertaining until the very end.