Urdinov gets first goal for Željezničar

Yani Urdinov scored his first goal in a Željezničar uniform to help his team collect a 1:2 road victory against Travnik.

Despite most European leagues being on break this weekend due to the international break, the Bosnian first division played its 17th round of the 2013-14 season on Saturday.  Željezničar had a road game against Travnik.

Urdinov started in his usual left-back position and scored the first goal for his team in the 44th minute from a penalty kick.  A Travnik played had used his hand inside the area, leading the referee to point to the spot.  Urdinov took the penalty and managed to tie the game at 1:1 after Travnik had initially taken the lead in the 10th minute.  Meanwhile, Željezničar’s game winner came in stoppage time of the 1st half when Armin Hodžic scored to make it 1:2 for the visiting side.  That score would stick to move Željezničar just two points behind the table leaders Borac Banja Luka, who also has a game in hand as well.

Urdinov, 22, was formerly a regular for the Macedonian U21 national team, and has also made 3 caps for the senior national team, two under John Toshack and one under interim manager Goce Sedloski.  His last appearance for Macedonia was in a friendly against Lithuania on 15 August in 2012, the lone match that Sedloski managed as the interim replacement for Toshack.  Since that point, Urdinov has not been called up to the senior squad, either by Chedomir Janevski or Zoran Stratev.

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