11 Oktomvri was officially relegated; photo: facebook.com

Macedonian First League – Round 29

11 Oktomvri was officially relegated; photo: facebook.com11 Oktomvri was officially relegated with the loss to Napredok, Teteks picked up an important three points away to Bregalnica, while Vardar and Rabotnichki shared the points in the derby of the round.

The derby between Vardar and Rabotnichki ended without a winner in a 2:2 draw.  Rabotnichki twice took the lead through attackers Krste Velkoski and Borche Manevski but Vardar equalized both times to remain undefeated in league play this season.  Vardar has now compiled 20 wins and 9 draws in the 29 rounds played thus far.  Captain Filip Ivanovski converted a penalty in the 72nd minute to ensure a point for Vardar after the first goal by the home side was scored by defender Radenko Bojović just before halftime.

Metalurg remained one point ahead of Shkendija for second place on the table.  Both teams collected wins at home in this round with Metalurg winning 1:0 against Sileks while Shkendija destroyed Renova 4:0.  Renova could not match the intensity of their opponents and was still in a celebratory mood after winning the domestic cup trophy earlier in the week.

Teteks got past Bregalnica Shtip on the road to pick up an important three points and move ahead of Ohrid on the standings.  Teteks now has a two point advantage over second from last Ohrid who played a 1:1 draw at home against Horizont Turnovo.  Meanwhile, 11 Oktomvri, in last place for most of the season, was officially relegated to the second division after losing 2:0 away to Napredok.

Round 29 Results and Scorers:

Vardar – Rabotnichki 2:2 (1:1)
45′ Radenko Bojović, 72′ (pen) Filip Ivanovski – 4′ Krste Velkoski, 67′ Borche Manevski

Metalurg – Sileks 1:0 (1:0)
12′ Hristijan Dimoski

Shkendija – Renova 4:0 (3:0)
34′, 43′ Oliver Peev, 36′, 66′ Ersen Sali

Bregalnica Shtip – Teteks 1:2 (1:2)
38′ Elvir Mandak – 40′ (o.g.) Dushko Andonov, 45′ Milan Ristovski

Ohrid – Horizont Turnovo 1:1 (1:0)
26′ Aleksandar Dalcheski – 56′ Darko Bozhinov

Napredok – 11 Oktomvri 2:0 (1:0)
36′, 88′ Zharko Simjanoski

Round 29: Complete fixtures and standings

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