First League – Round 26 (Video)

Pelister's fantom goal against Renova (click to enlarge)Rabotnichki took over the top from Pelister, after the Bitola team lost in Tetovo against Renova, while Rabotnichki defeated Napredok in Kichevo.

Renova defeated leaders Pelister in an important match for both sides. After a rather uneventful first half, things improved in the second. Renova opened the scoreline first through Redjepi in the 65th minute. However, Pelister equalzied with Vodenicharov’s goal in 80th minute after he headed home a ball from corner. But, just minutes from time, substitute Asani sent a strong, low shot towards Pashovski’s goal, the ball evaded Pashovski and finished into the net. In the final moments of the match, Dimitar Vodenicharov of Pelister had a great opportunity, shooting from outside the box, the ball hit the bar and landed around the goal line. The visiting team protested because referee Spirkoski and assistant referee Kostoski did not signalize for a goal. You can see this situation on the video highlights below.


In the other games, Rabotnichki had no real problems in Kichevo and won 0:2. Ilijoski and Todorovski created the away team win. Rabotnichki had to finish the match with 10 men after keeper Stojchev was sent off in the 75th minute. Basnarkov was brought on for the rest of match.

Metalurg defeated Gorno Lisiche and left the in the relegation zone. Vujović scored the lone goal of the match.

In Gjorche Petrov, the home team was defeated and Horizont Turnovo grabbed an important win. Boban Janchevski got two quick yellow cards in 28th and 30th minute and was sent off making things difficult for the home team. It was 0:0 after the first half, but Turnovo got off the mark quickly in the second half. Tashev opened the scoreline after an assist by Sashko Pandev. Makedonija managed to get back in the game after Adem successfully converted a penalty, but the away team used the advantage and scored the winning goal through Najdenov in the 80th minute.

Renova – Pelister 2:1 (0:0)
65′ Eljmedin Redjepi, 89′ Ersen Asani – 80′ Dimitar Vodenicharov

Napredok – Rabotnichki 0:2 (0:1)
34′ Blazhe Ilijoski, 65′ Blagoja Todorovski

Metalurg – Gorno Lisiche 1:0
16′ Zoran Vujović

Makedonija Gjorche Petrov – Horizont Turnovo 1:2 (0:0)
59′ (pen) Ermedin Adem – 49′ Marjan Tashev, 80′ Bojan Najdenov

Yesterday, Vardar defeated Gostivar and Bregalnica stunned Shkendija.

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