Eventually all of the play-offs for completing the five third leagues have ended, so we present you the results.
Without a minor hesitation, we can say that the play-offs for filling the third leagues are organized at a very amateur level. The organization for the Third Leagues in the South, East and West are obviously run by people who do not care about the football. They do not know the basics of a play-off.
Play-offs for filling the Third League North
Six teams applied to enter the play-offs, a perfect number since 3 spots were available. Therefore, three pairs were formed with the winners would get promoted.
Petrovec – Volkovo 0:2
Lepenec – Chetirce 2:0
SSK Mladinec – Goce Delchev SP 0:3
Volkovo, Lepenec and Goce Delchev SP earned promotion.
Play-offs for filling the Third League South
Ten teams applied to enter the play-offs, a very large number considering that only 3 spots were available. The administration of the Third League South changed the format on three occasions. First, it was decided that the teams would be divided into three groups with the winners getting promoted. Later, it was concluded that 4 rounds will be played with the following format: 5 pairs will be formed to play Round 1 with the winners advancing to Round 2 where one lucky team picked by drawing lots will automatically go into Round 4, while the remaining 4 teams will form two pairs with the two winners getting promoted. The two losers, meanwhile, would enter a third round and the winner of these two will advance to Round 4 to face the “lucky team” for the final promotion place. In the end, that last part was scrapped as the “lucky team” would automatically get promoted, while the two Round 2 losers will be eliminated.
Tikvesh – Gemidjii 8:0
Mladost Krivogashtani – Mladost Udovo 1:4
Zorbas Pobeda – Tikvesh 09 5:1
Pobeda Valandovo – Ilinden Dolneni 9:1
Forca Nova – Kozhuf 0:2
Zorbas Pobeda was drawn as the “lucky team” and got promoted.
Mladost Udovo – Pobeda Valandovo 1:3
Tikvesh – Kozhuf 3:0
Pobeda Valandovo and Tikvesh earned promotion.
Play-offs for filling the Third League East
Six teams applied to enter the play-offs, but unlike the North and South, the East only had two spots available. The adopted format was two rounds with the first having two pairs and a “lucky team” moving automatically to the second round. The three teams then entered the final round to face each other in a group.
Karbinci was drawn as the “lucky team” and skipped this round.
Rudar – Akademija Pandev 1:3
Detonit Junior – Duzlak 2013 1:2
Akademija Pandev – Duzlak 2013 7:0
Duzlak 2013 – Karbinci 0:2
Karbinci – Akademija Pandev 0:5
Akademija Pandev and Karbinci earned promotion.
Play-offs for filling the Third League West
Since only two fourth leagues function under the West, it was decided that the top two would enter the play-offs with the winners facing the runners-up from the other group. Then, a “brilliant” idea came to mind and it was agreed that the top two of the same league would face each other.
OFS Tetovo: Mrgimtari – Sharri-T 2012 2:2 (8:9 on penalties)
OFS Gostivar: Fljamurtari Debreshe – Sloga Zdunje 4:0
Sharri-T 2012 and Fljamurtari Debreshe earned promotion.
Play-offs for filling the Third League South-West
Nine teams applied to enter the play-offs, competing for two available places. A three round format was adopted with Round 1 having one “lucky team” being drawn to directly start from Round 2, where it would join the four winners of Round 1. Since, once again, there were an uneven number of teams in Round 2, a draw took place and one “lucky team” automatically went into the final round where it faced the winner of the match involving the first “lucky team.”
Proleter 1937 was drawn as the “lucky team” and skipped this round.
Delogozhda – Liria Grnchari 1:1 (5:6 on penalties)
Sateska – Lisolaj 5:2
Poeshevo – Lakocherej 1:0
Jildirimspor – Koroshishta 1:1 (4:5 on penalties)
Liria Grnchari was drawn as the “lucky team” and skipped this round.
Sateska – Proleter 1937 0:1
Poeshevo – Koroshishta 2:2 (3:0 on penalties)
Poeshevo earned promotion.
Proleter 1937 – Liria Grnchari 1:3
Liria Grnchari earned promotion.