1.MFL overview of Round 5 (Video)

Vardar surprised Shkupi giving them their first seasonal defeat, same happened to Sileks at Struga as Shkendija with a new win took over the top. Wins for Borec and Rabotnichki as well, draw between Pelister and Makedonija GjP.

photo by FC Shkupi Skopje: Martin Radulovikj-Velichkovikj tries to stop Fatjon Jusufi

Despite being underdogs in today’s encounter, Vardar managed to defeat Shkupi giving them their first defeat in the new season. The winner came seven minutes after the break when Cvetanovski’s shot could slipped through visiting keeper Kristijan Naumovski. Actually, Vardar could have won by a bigger margin but the home players made several big misses.

National Arena Toshe Proeski in Skopje
Vardar – Shkupi 1:0 (0:0)
Goals: 52′ Matej Cvetanovski
Referee: Konstantin Vlaho (Skopje)

Rabotnichki comes back home victorious from Tetovo. Petkovski’s lone goal decided the match against Renova for a second seasonal win.

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Renova – Rabotnichki 0:1 (0:0)
Goals: 78′ Petar Petkovski
Referee: Stojanche Trpchevski (Kavadarci)

Borec continues to collect points as they celebrated over Akademija Pandev, the biggest disappointment so far. Fernando Silva and Prelčec netted in the last 20 minutes to get the points.

Zoran Paunov stadium in Veles
Borec – Akademija Pandev 2:0 (0:0)
Goals: 70′ Fernando Silva, 79′ Nikola Prelčec
Referee: Dimitar Mechkarovski (Skopje)

The lone match that ended without any goals was the one played in Bitola between Pelister and Makedonija GjP.

Pod Tumbe Kafe stadium in Bitola
Pelister – Makedonija GjP 0:0
Referee: Marjan Gocevski (Strumica)

Belasica recorded another defeat to stay without points stuck at the bottom. Title favorites Shkendija took the points this time with three goals after the break as the opening 45 minutes ended goalless.

Blagoj Istatov stadium in Strumica
Belasica – Shkendija 0:3 (0:0)
Goals: 54′ Ennur Totre, 83′ (pen), 86′ Besart Ibraimi
Referee: Krumislav Gjorgiev (Shtip)

Struga celebrated over Sileks with two late goals. It is the first defeat for the Kratovo based team this season. Both goals came from substitute players.

Gradska Plazha stadium in Struga
Struga – Sileks 2:0 (0:0)
Goals: 77′ Nijas Lena, 90′ Filip Milenkovski
Referee: Marjan Stojanovski (Kichevo)

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