1.MFL overview of Round 29 (Video)

Rabotnichki destroyed Pelister, Pobeda surprised Vardar making a huge step towards avoiding relegation, Skopje lost by Akademija Pandev, Shkendija celebrated the title with a win over Shkupi, while Sileks edged Renova by a lone goal.

photo by FK Rabotnichki: the Debar Maalo boys celebrate one of the four goals

Second big defeat in a row for Pelister. After last round’s 0:6 by Shkendija, this time they suffered a 4:0 defeat away to Rabotnichki. It was goalless during the first 45 minutes, but nine minutes after the break Rabotnichki broke the dead lock and later confirmed the points with a quick brace by Kire Markoski. Important points for the Reds who tend to stay in the Europa League zone.

National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Pelister 4:0 (0:0)
Goals: 54′ Viktor Angelov, 65′, 67′ Kire Markoski, 70′ Geoffrey Chinedu
Referee: Stojanche Stojanov (Shtip)

Pobeda made a huge step towards escaping relegation with an unexpected win over giants Vardar. The visiting players seemed unmotivated despite being led by a new manager. The home players simply seized the occasion to clinch important points to escape both Pelister and Skopje who suffered defeats.

Mladost stadium in Strumica
Pobeda – Vardar 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: 20′ Blagoja Geshoski, 55′ Zoran Danoski
Red cards: 90′ Hovhannes Hamdardzumyan (V)
Referee: Marjan Markoski (Ohrid)

Skopje hosted Akademija Pandev in Kichevo and recorded the second defeat this half-season. The guests from Strumica scored two great goals through Doriev and Baldovaliev in the second half.

Gradski stadium in Kichevo
Skopje – Akademija Pandev 0:2 (0:0)
Goals: 57′ Ljupcho Doriev, 66′ Zoran Baldovaliev
Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (Skopje)

In front of their own fans in Tetovo Shkendija celebrated the second title champions of Macedonia with a win over Shkupi. They started this game with a combined team, but after a goalless first half Radeski and Ibraimi had to be fielded for the win to come.

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Shklendija – Shkupi 2:0 (0:0)
Goals: 64′ Marjan Radeski, 83′ Besart Ibraimi
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)

Thanks to a lone goal scored by Panovski just three minutes before the break. Sileks defeated Renova and came on just four points behind second-placed Vardar. With this defeat Renova is now again away from the Europa League places.

Sileks stadium in Kratovo
Sileks – Renova 1:0 (1:0)
Goals: 42′ Aleksandar Panovski
Referee: Zorancho Temelkov (Kavadarci)

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