Vardar defeated Metalurg and secured the first place for the winter break, Rabotnichki closely follows after winning against Shkendija today.
Vardar celebrated a 3:1 win over Metalurg today and secured the first place and the ‘Autumn title’. Vardar played a convincing match in front of their fans and had no problems with Metalurg. Dashyan opened the scoreline in the 13th minute and Asani doubled the home team lead in the 33rd. Just as the second half started Asani added one more goal and the match seemed like it was put beyond doubt. The visitors managed to score a consolation goal through Stojanovski in the 71st minute when he successfully converted a penalty.
Rabotnichki noted a very important away win and stayed close to Vardar, after they defeated Shkendija in Tetovo. Stojkov scored the first goal of the match in the 26th minute, but Kirovski equalized about 10 minutes later. However, the visiting team managed to score another goal through Altiparmakovski right before half-time and entered the second period with 1:2. Shkendija had nothing to lose in the second half and played attacking football but things went from bad to worse for them in the 75th minute when Useini got his second yellow card and was sent off. Afterwards, Stojkov set the final score of 1:3 with a great goal.
Bregalnica finally won after rounds of bad results. Dragan Hristovski had a successful debut as manager of Bregalnica in the match against Renova where his club won 2:0. Both of the goals were scored in the first half – Stojanov and Nikovski were the players had their names written on the scoresheet.
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Horizont Turnovo had no problems with last-placed Teteks and noted a 2:0 win. Kochoski scored in the first half and Dolapchiev confirmed the win in the second half.
Pelister continues to slide down the table and once again was defeated at home. In a similar match to the last one played at home against Renova, Pelister had more of the play but with not much of creativity in midfield and firepower up front, they were unable to score. At the same time, Sileks played a patient football and knew how to utilize Pelister’s inability to score. The lone goal of the match was scored in the final minutes and it was Marikj’s deed.
Vardar – Metalurg 3:1 (2:0)
13′ Artak Dashyan, 33′ 46′ Jasir Asani – 71′ (pen) Aleksandar Stojanovski
Shkendija – Rabotnichki 1:3 (1:2)
38′ Hristijan Kirovski – 26′, 86′ Aco Stojkov, 44′ Marjan Altiparmakovski
Bregalnica – Renova 2:0 (2:0)
28′ Darko Stojanov, 37′ Gjorgi Nikovski
Horizont Turnovo – Teteks 2:0 (2:0)
29′ Valentin Kochoski, 78′ Grigor Dolapchiev
Pelister – Sileks 0:1 (0:0)
87′ Boban Marikj