Macedonian 1st League – Round 10

PobedaThe big derby of Pelagonija between Pelister and Pobeda was played this round in which Pobeda stopped Pelister's good home record and celebrated an important 0:1 in Bitola.

Pelister Bitola – Pobeda Prilep 0:1 (0:0)
72' Nestorovski
Pelister and Pobeda played the 54th derby of Pelagonija in which the guests improved their better record. Pelister stayed on their 15 wins, 12 matches ended with a draw and Pobeda today wrote their 27th win.
The guests started the match with a small pressure and had more of the play in the first ten minutes. In the 4th minute Nestorovski broke through alone in front of Pelister's goal, but Nikov saved his weak shot. After the starting pressure by Pobeda, the hosts took over the match. Pelister started attacking and created good chances, but the good saves by Vrteski and the unwilling strikers were the main reason that Pelister failed to score. Delovski, Dimitrovski and Glavevski had good chances to score on couple of occasions, but the score stayed 0:0 until the half time break.
Pobeda again started the second half with a small pressure but the hosts quickly reinvigorated. Pelister had more of the possession tried to threaten on Pobeda's goal but failed to do that. And then in the 72nd minute, Pobeda converted Pelister's harmlessness in their lead. Dameski sent a cross from the left side to Aceski who's shot was blocked by the goalkeeper Nikov, but the lose ball came to Nestorovski who didn't find it hard to put the ball in the unguarded net. Pelister then went all in attack in order to score and save their pride. Pelister's coach Husein was suspended on this match, but from the stands he sent an order for the not fully recovered Brazilian Junior to enter the match. Junior influenced on Pelister's hustle and the hosts pressed ib the opponent's goal. The biggest chance on the match for Pelister came in the 90th minute when Junior sent a strong volley shot from inside the box, but his shot only hit the right post. This was Pelister's last chance after which Pobeda celebrated the big win on the Tumbe kafe stadium.

Vardar Skopje – Metalurg Skopje 1:1 (1:0)
38' Jancevski – 90' Nuhiu
Metalurg made the biggest surprise in this round. This was the first league match for Metalurg under the lead of Gjore Jovanovski. Strengthened with the three new signings from Rabotnicki, Metalurg had an improvement in their play, but Jovanovski's influence is still to come and in the future we should expect more improved performances and results by Metalurg.
Even though Metalurg improved their impression with their play, Vardar had the complete domination on this match. The guests only threatened on Vardar's goal with counter attacks and long shots. As expected, after the bug pressure, Vardar took the lead in the 38th minute. Milisavljevic sent a cross from the left side after which Jancevski with a header put the ball in Metalurg's goal.
In the second half Vardar continued with their pressure and created few chances but failed to extend the lead. Same as in the first half Metalurg had their chances after counter attacks and long shots. And then, in the last minute of the match, the guests made the biggest shock for Vardar. Metalurg had a free kick after which Jovanovski sent a header towards the goal. Vardar's goalkeeper Pacovski was already beaten and Nuhiu only confirmed the goal with his shot in the net.

Milano Kumanovo – Horizont Turnovo 3:0 (2:0)
15' Brando, 24' Gligorovski, 73' Sali
Milano confirmed the big favorite role over Turnovo. The hosts started attacking right from the beginning of the match. And it resulted with a goal in the 15th minute. Gesoski hit the bar and after that, Brando scored the leading goal. Gligorovski in the 24th minute extended the lead to 2:0 after a fast counter attack.
In the second half Milano continued with attacking on Turnovo's goal but only Ersan Sali was successful in the 73rd minute for the final 3:0.

Napredok Kicevo – Makedonija GjP Skopje 1:0 (0:0)
81' Levkov
Another surprise happened in Kicevo where the leaders before the 10th round were defeated by Napredok who confirmed their strong performances on the home pitch. The fans on the stadium in Kicevo were not so lucky to see an interesting match with much chances on both sides.
Makedonija failed to repeat their good performances that they show on their home pitch. The first serious chance for Makeonija GjP came in the 63rd minute when Washington sent the ball towards Napredok's goal but the defender Mickoski managed to clear the ball from the line.
And then in the 81st minute Nastov sent a cross after which Levkov with a header put the ball in Makedonija's net for 1:0 lead for Napredok. The guests tried to equalize the score in the last minutes but their chances were unsuccessful. This were very important points for Napredok in the fight against relegation and points that costed Makedonija GjP the leading position.

Renova Dzepciste – Rabotnicki Skopje 1:0 (1:0)
5' Emini
Renova hosted Rabotnicki on the Biljanini izvori stadium in Ohrid and managed to celebrate a win over Rabotnicki and after this round there are are no undefeated teams in the Macedonian first league. Vulnet Emini scored the only goal in the match in the 5th minute and managed to keep it until the end of the match. Rabotnicki had the most serious chance in the 76th minute when Ze Carlos hit the post.

Sileks was free this round.

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