The youth team of Shkendija lifted the U18 cup trophy after defeating Pelister in a high scoring final match played in Ohrid.
photo by KF Shkendija: the players celebrate with the trophy
The first cup battle between Shkendija and Pelister ended with a victory for the red and black team. In the U18 category Shkendija lifted the trophy, while Pelister will have a chance for a revenge in the senior cup final later this month.
Shkendija started the final furiously breaking the dead lock after only six minutes. Until the 30th minute they were already leading with 3:0 announcing the first cup trophy this season.
Pelister came back in game with a goal three minutes before half-time, but a penalty goal ten minutes after the break destroyed all hopes for the Bitola players. Until the end both sides added one goal each for a final score of 5:3.
Atina Bojadji stadium in Ohrid
Shkendija – Pelister 5:3 (3:2)
Goals: 6′ Elvir Ramikj, 28′, 55′ (pen) Aljbin Ramadani, 30′ Ilber Karimani, 72′ Ediz Spahiu – 42′, 59′ (pen) Arijan Selmani, 43′ Filip Boshkovski
Shkendija: 25. Bujar Abazi (90’+4 12. Jeton Mehdiji); 2. Etnik Mustafa (90’+2 16. Arsim Ramadani), 3. Almir Redjepi, 4. Elvir Ramikj, 15. Atmir Bakija, 5. Ilber Karimani (C), 17. Genc Gashi (70′ 13. Abdulvahit Ajdini), 7. Aljbin Ramadani (88′ 9. Ristem Ramadani), 18. Ediz Spahiu (83′ 6. Adhurim Ramadani), 10. Miran Memishi (80′ 14. Roni Sinani), 11. Jeton Shahini (89′ 8. Premtim Jakupi).
Pelister: 25. Petar Shitrakoski; 3. Viktor Rizankovski, 13. Antonio Stojanovski, 32. Ivancho Veljanovski, 23. Hristijan Risteski, 6. Igor Momirovski, 7. Darko Bozhinoski (C), 8. Leonid Mijakovski (82′ 5. Omer Abaz-Dalip), 10. Arijan Selmani (83′ 9. Kristijan Kozmevski), 18. Stefan Jovanovski, 11. Filip Boshkovski.
Yelow cards: Mustafa, Karimani, Spahiu (Sh), Selmani, Stojanovski, Rizankovski, Momirovski (P)
Red cards: /
Referee: Marjan Stojanovski (Kichevo)