Second League play-off final round first leg results

Moment of the Miravci vs. Vardar Negotino game played in Shtip; photo Goran GanchevMladost Carev Dvor and Miravci beat their opponents and will enter the second leg matches with an advantage.

The play-offs for filling the Second League entered the final round with the first leg matches being played today. Although there are two legs, no away goal rule will apply as both legs are held on neutral field.

At the Atina Bojadji stadium in Ohrid, near the banks of the Ohrid Lake, Second League side Pobeda Junior faced Mladost Carev Dvor, the winner of the Third League South-West. Although Pobeda Junior took the lead throught Karcheski after 15 minutes of play, at the end it was the third league side to celebrate the win. During the last minute of the first half, Mladost Carev Dvor managed to level the score thanks to the goal by Klechkaroski. Some ten minutes after the break Klechkaroski scored his second with a beautiful free kick goal. In the 81st minute Pobeda Junior’s keeper Davor Taleski was sent off. A minute before the end Klechkaroski eventually celebrated a hat-trick with a second free kick goal. Moments later the game saw another red card, this time for Djimi Volcheski of Mladost.

The second game played at the Gradski stadium in Shtip was with less goals. The Second League side Miravci celebrated a win by a lone goal over Vardar Negotino, winners of the Third League South. It was goalless, but probably the red card of Aleksandar Gelov in the 65th minute pawed the way for Miravci’s win. Only 8 minutes later central defender Donev became Miravci’s hero by beating the opponent’s keeper.

Previously, all the four teams eliminated their opponents in the Round 1 of the play-offs.

Pobeda Junior – Mladost Carev Dvor 1:3 (1:1)
15′ Daniel Karcheski – 45′ 56′ 90+’ Igor Klechkaroski

Miravci – Vardar Negotino 1:0 (0:0)
73′ Mario Donev

The second leg games will be played on Sunday at 16.00 CET at the same venues.

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