Macedonian First League

First League – Round 4

Macedonian First League All six games of the fourth round took place today. The duels between Gostivar – Shkendija and Metalurg – Napredok ended goalless, Bregalnica demolished Pelister 3:0, Renova won against Makedonija, the result of Turnovo – Vardar was 2:0, while Rabotnichki shared the points with Gorno Lisiche.

The players from Turnovo got their revenge in the top duel of the round as they won 2:0 against Macedonian champion Vardar. The last game between these teams ended with a 5:0 win for Vardar and thus Turnovo failed to achieve the Macedonian championship. Therefore the motivation was high and Filip Naumchevski and Dejan Blazhevski scored a goal apiece to secure the win.

With Gostivar – Shkendija and Metalurg – Napredok  two games took place without goals. Shkendija brought some new players, but still there are not the hoped results. Metalurg is certainly also disappointed because much more was expected against struggling Napredok. Metalurg’s central back Sedat Berisha received a red card, but this happened in the 74th minute, so Metalurg had much time under normal circumstances to scored a goal.

Makedonija GjP scored the first goal on the road against Renova through Vladimir Sekuloski, but the home team answered with two goals scored by Mensur Idrizi and Izair Emini to grab all three points.

Bregalnica Shtip played nearly 80 minutes with just ten men, still they scored three goals against Pelister. Centre forward Boško Stupić received a red card in the 11th minute, but his teammates Lazar Iliev, Darko Stojanov and Goran Zdravkov found the back of the net in the following period. 

Rabotnichki disappointed as they wasn’t able to win against newly promoted Gorno Lisiche. Positive is that Rabotnichki returned after the visitors scored two goals through forward Antonio Bujchevski. Captain Krste Velkoski converted a penalty in the 69th minute and 18-year-old defender Gjoko Zajkov scored the equalizer thirteen minutes later.

Round 4 Results:

Metalurg – Napredok 0:0

Gostivar – Shkendija 0:0

Rabotnichki – Gorno Lisiche 2:2
69′ (pen) Krste Velkoski, 82′ Gjoko Zajkov – 17′, 52′ Antonio Bujchevski

Turnovo – Vardar 2:0
62′ Filip Naumchevski, 66′ Dejan Blazhevski

Bregalnica Shtip – Pelister 3:0
32′ Lazar Iliev, 64′ Darko Stojanov, 90′ Goran Zdravkov

Renova – Makedonija 2:1
40′ Mensur Idrizi, 79′ Izair Emini; 27′ Vladimir Sekuloski

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