Ljubanci moved into first place as the top of the table saw changes with both Makedonija GjP and Pelister losing this round, while Pobeda and Teteks got back in the promotion race.
Teteks hosted leaders Makedonija GjP in a game that was viewed as the best one of the round. It turned out to be anything but, however, as Teteks dismantled Makedonija GjP 4:0. Four different scorers were on target for Teteks. For Makedonija GjP, they have hit a snag in the past three league games. In that span, they have just one point, which includes being outscored 7:0 in the past two clashes. Makedonija GjP now even has a negative goal difference. The win moved Teteks in a tie with today’s opponent for second place.
Pelister, meanwhile, suffered its first seasonal defeat. It came courtesy of Ljubanci who took advantage of the Teteks – Makedonija GjP result to reach first place. Ljubanci occupies the top spot for the first time since Round 3.
Highlights (goal at 0:45):
Pobeda beat bottom ranked Kozhuf Miravci 2:1 in a tight match that was decided in the 79th minute. Pobeda is now in 5th place, trailing Ljubanci by just four points. Pobeda, along with Ljubanci, Teteks, Makedonija GjP and Pelister, appear to be the most serious teams when it comes to the promotion spots this season The first two places lead to direct promotion, while third place results in a play-off.
Gostivar and Vlazrimi 77 seemed headed for fireworks with the visitors scoring within a minute of kick off, while Gostivar responded with a quick equalizer eleven minutes later. However, that proved to be a false alarm as those two early goals would stand for the rest of the game. Gostivar, who last season participated in the promotion play-offs, now stands second from bottom on the standings with 10 points behind the current leaders.
The local derby between Gorno Lisiche and Skopje took place far away from the capital, in the city of Veles. It was 1:1 when a successfully converted penalty in the 73rd minute gave Gorno Lisiche all three points.
Highlights (goal at 2:09, 2:59 and 5:44):
Round 13 results:
Gorno Lisiche – Skopje 2:1 (0:0)
55′ Simeon Hristov, 73′ (pen) Alen Jasharoski – 48′ Milorad Smokovski
Ljubanci – Pelister 1:0 (1:0)
28′ Filip Kolekjeski
Pobeda – Kozhuf Miravci 2:1 (1:1)
16′ Stojanche Dunimagloski, 79′ Igor Mircheski – 19′ Redjep Ali
Teteks – Makedonija Gjorche Petrov 4:0 (1:0)
18′ (pen) Bobi Bozhinovski, 46′ Benjamin Demir, 55′ Filip Petrov, 65′ Andrian Chavoli
Gostivar – Vlazrimi 77 1:1 (1:1)
11′ Malikj Beluli – 1′ Valdet Osmani