Pelister will play in the top flight next season as well, Rabotnichki with a derby win sent Vardar closer to the second division, Struga again closed the gap to third-placed Makedonija GjP.
photo by FK Rabotnichki Skopje: Martin Mirchevski tries to steal the ball from Fahrudin Gjurgjevikj
Pelister today sealed the salvation as they defeated relegation rivals Akademija Pandev. Pelister is now 6 points above the two relegation play-off spots but has better head-to-head records with both Renova and Akademija Pandev so their mission is done with two rounds left.
Pod Tumbe Kafe stadium in Bitola
Pelister – Akademija Pandev 3:1 (1:1)
Goals: 41′ Borche Manevski, 47′ Riste Ilijovski, 73′ Oumar Goudiaby – 24′ Kire Markoski
Red cards: 75′ Riste Ilijovski (P)
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)
Renova clinched planned 3 points against dead last Belasica. Hat-trick hero was Alen Jasharoski who brought the win.
Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Renova – Belasica 3:1 (2:0)
Goals: 9′, 45′, 82′ (pen) Alen Jasharoski – 52′ David Kalpachki
Referee: Marjan Stojanovski (Kichevo)
In the 94rd Derby of Skopje Rabotnichki smashed rivals Vardar and sent them closer to the second league. After 26 minutes the Reds took a 2:0 lead and after the break just cemented the win. It is the 33rd overall win for Rabotnichki, but Vardar still leads with 36 wins. Despite the 3 points, the Reds have already lost their chances to qualify for the Europa Conference League.
National Arena Toshe Proeski in Skopje
Vardar – Rabotnichki 1:3 (0:2)
Goals: 83′ Anatolij Petejchuk – 12′ Goran Siljanovski, 26′ Fahrudin Gjurgjevikj, 57′ Stefan Jevtoski
Referee: Josip Barton (Skopje)
Sileks failed to win home three points against relegation rivals Borec. The Veles visitors were trailing a lone goal home lead and managed to equalize 10 minutes from time thanks to a penalty goal.
Sileks stadium in Kratovo
Sileks – Borec 1:1 (1:0)
Goals: 33′ Pepi Gorgiev – 80′ (pen) Aleksandar Mishov
Referee: Jovan Kachevski (Struga)
Struga made a big step towards the 3rd place as they managed to celebrate on the road against current champions Shkendija. Since the host had already won the title, the results aren’t really important for them.
Gradski stadium in Gostivar
Shkendija – Struga 0:2 (0:2)
Goals: 3′ (pen) Marjan Altiparmakovski, 9′ Nemanja Bosančić
Referee: Stojanche Trpchevski (Kavadarci)
Goalless draw was the result of the encounter between runners-up Shkupi and third-placed Makedonija GjP, result that sealed Shkupi’s place in the Europa Conference league, while the Lions will have to earn theirs in the remaining two rounds.
Petar Miloshevski stadium in Skopje
Shkupi – Makedonija GjP 0:0
Referee: Krumislav Gjorgiev (Shtip)