First League – Round 14

Stênio Júnior (R in white jersey); photo: Metalurg defeated Shkendija in one of the more interesting matches this round, Pelister grabbed the three points in Turnovo, Vardar and Renova shared the points in a goalless draw.

A brace by Oliver Peev brought Metalurg the win in one of the derby matches this round, played today in Skopje. Shkendija came to Skopje to build upon last round’s win against Bregalnica but Metalurg managed to bounce back after their first seasonal defeat last round in Gostivar and noted an important win for closing the gap with Vardar to just two points.

Pelister ended their bad run with a win against Horizont Turnovo in Turnovo. After a month with no win, Pelister was visiting Turnovo in a bad period, but they managed to turn things around and got the win against rivals for high table position. Bulgarian international Lyubenov opened the scoreline with a goal before half-time, while Brazilian Stênio Júnior doubled Pelister’s lead and set the final score of 0:2. Pelister’s task was made a bit easier when Turnovo’s Radko Mutafchiyski was sent off in 74th minute.

Renova and Vardar shared the points in a goalless draw. After an uninspiring first half, fans saw much more chances in the second half, but both keepers were doing a great job today and both managed to keep clean sheet. Vardar remains on the top now, but Rabotnichki and Metalurg are just behind them.

Bregalnica twice held the lead against Napredok in Shtip, but twice the visitors managed to equalize for a 2:2 draw and an important point away from home in the battle for avoiding relegation. Shopov opened the scoreline but Mojsovski equalized before the half time. Naumov gave Bregalnica the lead again a minute into the second half, but Mojsovski’s second goal of the game brought Napredok a point.

Gorno Lisiche once again managed to win against Makedonija GjP with 1:0. This time, Aleksandar Pandovski brought the win scoring the lone goal in the last minutes of the match.

Yesterday, Rabotnichki defeated Gostivar 2:0.

Metalurg – Shkendija 2:0 (0:0)
47′, 82′ Oliver Peev

Horizont Turnovo – Pelister 0:2 (0:1)
38′ Lyubomir Lyubenov, 76′ Stênio Júnior

Renova – Vardar 0:0

Bregalnica – Napredok 2:2 (1:1)
30′ Vasil Shopov, 46′ Riste Naumov – 44′, 74′ Vladimir Mojsovski

Gorno Lisiche – Makedonija Gjorche Petrov 1:0 (0:0)
90’+2 Aleksandar Pandovski

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