Metalurg captain Mile Krstev; photo:

Macedonian First League – Round 23

Metalurg captain Mile Krstev; photo: sportarena.mkMetalurg dropped two points in the home draw against Napredok, Shkendija managed to barely get past Ohrid, while Horizont Turnovo recorded a much needed three points against Sileks in Kratovo.

Three more games were played today and Metalurg continued its recent slide by only settling for a point in the home encounter against Napredok.  Metalurg captain Mile Krstev scored the opening goal in the 41st minute from a penalty but Napredok youngster Filip Najdoski equalized the game in the 54th minute which proved to be the final goal of the game in the 1:1 draw.

In the other two games played today, Shkendija and Horizont Turnovo notched minimal 1:0 victories over Ohrid and Sileks, respectively.  Shkendija got an early goal from Jasir Selmani in the 6th minute which proved to be enough to get past Ohrid, while Horizont Turnovo surprised Sileks on the road by clinching a 1:0 win in Kratovo.  Striker Sasha Popin, who joined Horizont Turnovo in the winter transfer window, scored the lone goal of the game to help his club climb to 10th place on the table.

Meanwhile, from the three games that took place yesterday, Vardar celebrated a slim win over Bregalnica Shtip with a late goal by Filip Ivanovski, Rabotnichki only played a 1:1 home draw against last placed 11 Oktomvri, while Teteks held Renova to a goalless draw in Tetovo.

Results and scorers from Round 23:


Vardar – Bregalnica 2:1 (1:0)
22′ (pen) Ibe Zito Ogbonna, 90’+1 Filip Ivanovski – 82′ Ivan Mitrov

Rabotnichki – 11 Oktomvri 1:1 (1:0)
7′ Borche Manevski – 56′ Filip Mircheski

Renova – Teteks 0:0


Metalurg – Napredok 1:1 (1:0)
41′ (pen) Mile Krstev – 54′ Filip Najdoski

Shkendija – Ohrid 1:0 (1:0)
6′ Jasir Selmani

Sileks – Horizont Turnovo 0:1 (0:0)
78′ Sasha Popin

Round 23: Complete fixtures and standings

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