Pelister wins first play-off battle against Turnovo (Video)

After the final whistlePelister celebrated a 2:1 come from behind win over Turnovo in the first leg of the play-off for filling the First League.

An interesting match was played on neutral field in Skopje as Second League side Pelister managed to beat First League side Turnovo. Turnovo opened the scoresheet early in the 4th minute when Sashko Pandev used an opportunity after a mistake by the Pelister defence.

From that point everything went downhill for the First League side. In the 22nd minute Dime Dimov played with hand in the box and Pelister was given a penalty kick which was sucessfully taken by Blagojche Markovski.

Only two minutes later keeper Aleksandar Igeski made a foul outside his area which resulted in a direct red card. Turnovo had to take off a player in order for a new keeper to enter the field. Pelister was taking a free kick, the ball hit Gjorgi Stoilov in the hand and the referee blew for another penalty. Markovski was against a good executor scoring for a 2:1 lead.

Only two minutes after the break and the spectators saw a third penalty. This time for Turnovo as Burhan Mustafov fouled Tomislav Iliev in the box. Pandev took the ball but Goran Pashovski saved his shot and the result stayed 2:1 for Pelister.

The return leg will be play on Sunday at 16.00 CET at the same venue. The away goals rule doesn’t count as both games are being played on neutral field.

Gjorche Petov stadium in Skopje
Turnovo – Pelister 1:2 (1:2)
Scorers: 4′ Sashko Pandev – 22′ (pen), 29′ (pen) Blagojche Markovski
Turnovo: Aleksandar Igeski; Tomislav Iliev, Arben Tafe, Dime Dimov (68′ Kristijan Ivanov), Petar Mitev, Nikola Bozhinov (27′ Darko Ristevski), Mitko Mavrov, Shchiprim Taipi (88′ Marjan Tashev), Gjorgji Stoilov, Sashko Pandev (c), Filip Timov.
Pelister: Goran Pashovski (c); Goce Todorovski, Metodija Stepanovski, Aleksandar Nedanoski (75′ Jovancho Trajkovski), Filip Milenkovski, Dejan Cvetanoski, Riste Markoski, Ive Trifunovski (88′ Blagojche Glavevski), Blagojche Konjarski, Blagojche Markovski, Igor Klechkarovski (46′ Burhan Mustafov).
Yellow cards: Dimov, Stoilov, Tafe (T), Nedanoski, Mustafov, Konjarski, Trajkovski (P)
Red cards: 24′ Aleksandar Igeski (T)
Referee: Josip Barton (Skopje)
Assistants: Nikola Bozhinovski, Dejan Dimitrijevikj (Skopje)
Fourth official: Nikola Kostenchev (Skopje)

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