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Shkendija slipped at Makedonija GjP, but Renova humiliated Vardar so the difference even got extended by a point. Akademija Pandev defeated Belasica in the local Strumica derby and came second. Shkupi smashed Pobeda, while Rabotnichki and Sileks shared the points.

photo by FK Akademija Pandev: the players celebrate in the locker room

The Strumica derby once again was claimed by the younger club. Doriev’s 19th minute goal happened to be decisive for the Academy to win new points and take over the second position on the table. It is the third win in the third encounter for Akademija Pandev over Belasica. This season they dominated this local derby as they have scored 6 and conceded no goals.

Mladost stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Akademija Pandev 0:1 (0:1)
Goals: 19′ Ljupcho Doriev
Referee: Dimitar Mechkarovski (Skopje)

After losing the title derby against Shkendija, Vardar again visited Tetovo but this time to face Renova. It was catastrophic performance by the Red&blacks as they got smashed by the home side.

Moment of the match; photo: FK Vardar

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Renova – Vardar 4:0 (2:0)
Goals: 9′, 48′ Emran Ramadani, 13′ Emmanuel Mbella, 74′ Vlatko Stojanovski
Referee: Aleksandar stavrev (Skopje)

Shkendija took an early lead away to Makedonija GjP through Imeri, but the holders were denied the three points by Brazilian international Robson who equalized after the break from a free kick.

Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Shkendija 1:1 (0:1)
Goals: 58′ Robson da Silva – 5′ Omar Imeri
Referee: Marjan Eckoski (Ohrid)

Georgiev stunned the hosts after just 13 minutes of play. Home keeper Risto Jankov failed to clear a ball hitting an opponent, the ball got to Georgiev who scored with a great shot. Rabotnichki pressed had to find and equalized, especially after the break, but Sileks defended with all men in the box.

The equalized eventually came in the 72nd minute from the spot. Stefan Kocev tripped Bazhe Ilijoski and Blazhevski successfully converted the penalty. Eight minutes later Bulgarian newcomer Dyulgerov got a second yellow card and left the home side with ten men.

Bazhe Ilijoski clashes with keeper Andreja Efremov; photo: FK Rabotnichki

National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Sileks 1:1 (0:1)
Goals: 72′ (pen) Dejan Blazhevski – 13′ Boban Georgiev
Red cards: 80′ Nikolay Dyulgerov (R)
Referee: Zorancho Temelkov (Kavadarci)

Shkupi clinched important points against Pobeda to extend the difference from the relegation zone. Bajrami broke the dead lock with a free kick goal before half-time, while Angelov doubled the lead five minutes after the break. Fifteen minutes from time Serginho just confirmed the win.

Chair stadium in Skopje
Shkupi – Pobeda 3:0 (1:0)
Goals: 38′ Muharem Bajrami, 50′ Viktor Angelov, 75′ Serginho
Referee: Josip Barton (Skopje)

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