First League – Round 7

Ermedin Adem holds the ball as Makedonija GjP celebrates his converted penalty against Metalurg; photo: Zlatko Topkoski / MFBregalnica brilliant in win over Gorno Lisiche, Renova dispatches Turnovo in high scoring affair, Pelister knocked off Shkendija, while Rabotnicki celebrated in Kichevo.

The derby of the round was played in Tetovo and featured a total six goals. Renova used the player advantage as Stefan Ristovski, formerly of Slovenian side Celje, was red carded for Horizont Turnovo in the 26th minute for a foul in the box. Izair Emini brought Renova the lead from the spot and then doubled it only few moments into the second half. Surprisingly, the visitors, despite being a man down, got back in the game after scoring two quick goals through Muzafer Ejupi and Dejan Blazhevski, but than substitute Agron Memedi of Renova scored a brace to hand the home side all three points.

In Bitola,  Pelister defeated Shkendija 1:0 with the lone goal being scored by Bulgarian attacker Martin Kovachev.  Meanwhile, Rabotnichki celebrated its first road win by soundly downing Napredok in Kichevo.

Bregalnica put on a great performance in Skopje, winning by three goals away to Gorno Lisiche. Captain Goran Zdravkov scored a brace for the Shtip club, while Riste Naumov grabbed the other goal. With that win and Turnovo’s defeat, Bregalnica is all alone at the top of the table.

Metalurg played its sixth draw, this time against Makedonija GjP. They had the lead through striker Zojan Vujovic in the 15th minute, but then CB Risto Mitrevski was shown a red card in the 60th minute, leading to a penalty for Makedonije Gjoeche Petrov which Ermedin Adem converted to level the score. Later, in the 82nd minute, another Metalurg player was sent off in Marko Simonovski.  However, Makedonija Gjorche Petrov could not capitalize and the game would finish 1:1.

Later today, Vardar hosts Gostivar to complete the round.

Napredok – Rabotnichki 1:3 (0:2)
59′ Đorđe Krkelić – 14′ Krste Velkoski, 29′ Blagoja Todorovski, 86′ Dushko Trajchevski

Pelister – Shkendija 1:0 (1:0)
44′ Martin Kovachev

Makedonija Gjorche Petrov – Metalurg 1:1 (0:1)
61′ (pen) Ermedin Adem – 15′ Zoran Vujović

Gorno Lisiche – Bregalnica Shtip 0:3 (0:0)
67′, 89′ Goran Zdravkov, 72′ Riste Naumov

Renova – Horizont Turnovo 4:2 (1:0)
28′ (pen), 46′ Izair Emini, 65′, 73′ Agron Memedi – 59′ Muzafer Ejupi, 64′ (pen) Dejan Blazhevski

Today at 19.30 CET:

Vardar vs. Gostivar

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