1.MFL overview of Round 25 (Video)

Pelister defeated Vardar in the Derby of Macedonia, Shkendija ecsaped on +10 after Shkupi lost, Rabotnichki beat Borec with a come from behind win, Akademija Pandev stunned the Lions away, Struga as planned beat Belasica.

photo by FK Rabotnichki Skopje: moment of Rabotnichki – Borec

The Derby of Macedonia this time has a winner. Pelister used the home field advantage and defeated the eternal rivals Vardar with one goal in each half. Veteran attacker Manevski scored both goals, with the second coming from the spot.

The first goal:

Pod Tumbe Kafe stadium in Bitola
Pelister – Vardar 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: 17′, 87′ (pen) Borche Manevski
Referee: Marjan Markoski (Ohrid)

Sileks gave Shkendija a hard time, but at the end the table leaders collected the points and extended the lead at the top on 10 points since runner-up Shkupi lost.

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Shkendija – Sileks 2:1 (0:0)
Goals: 63′ Valmir Nafiu, 85′ Besart Ibraimi – 76′ Pepi Gorgiev
Referee: Konstantin Vlaho (Skopje)

In an exiting finish Rabotnichki recorded a come from behind win over Borec. The visitors from Veles took a late lead after a mistake by home keeper Jankov, but in the very next minute the hosts equalized. In the dying moments Gjurgjevikj tapped in a very easy goal after the ball luckily got to him after a free kick cross.

National Arena Toshe Proeski stadium in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Borec 2:1 (0:0)
Goals: 83′ Stefan Jevtoski, 90′ Fahrudin Gjurgjevikj – 82′ Murat Adili
Referee: Aleksandar Grujoski (Kichevo)

Shkupi recorded their 5th season defeat after got surprised at home by Renova. The visitors from Djepchishte had already sealed the win when the Pigeons scored a consolation goal in the stoppage time.

Petar Miloshevski stadium in Skopje
Shkupi – Renova 1:2 (0:1)
Goals: 90’+2 Ilirid Ademi – 8′ Alen Jasharoski, 68′ Nenad Mishkovski
Referee: Jovan Kachevski (Struga)

Struga clinched an expected win over last placed Belasica giving them the 17 defeat. Interestingly, Albanian international Cake first scored a goal and later netted an own goal as well.

Gradska Plazha stadium in Struga
Struga – Belasica 3:1 (2:0)
Goals: 18′ Aleksandar Ristevski, 27′ Klisman Cake, 53′ (og) Antonio Kalanoski – 88′ (og) Klisman Cake
Referee: Dejan Mladenovski (Skopje)

In the match that opened this round on Saturday, Akademija Pandev continued the good form with a win away to third placed Makedonija GjP thanks to a brace by Krstovski in the first half. Pandev’s team is on a 6 match undefeated run with 3 consecutive wins.

Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Akademija Pandev 1:2 (0:2)
Goals: 61′ Samir Fazli – 6′, 26′ Mario Krstovski
Referee: Stojanche Trpchevski (Kavadarci)

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