HC Alkaloid is set to host the Group 2 matches of the Macedonian Cup, with the competition scheduled to take place before the end of March.

The draw grouped together HC Alkaloid, HC Butel Skopje, HC Vardar Negotino and HC Struga. According to the Berger system, HC Alkaloid has been matched against HC Vardar Negotino in the semi-finals, while the second semi-final pair features HC Butel Skopje and HC Struga.

The Group 2 matches are scheduled to take place after the conclusion of the EHF week, i.e. on March 22nd and 23rd. All games will be held at the Avtokomanda arena, with the specific times to be set later.



HC ALKALOID – HC VARDAR 1961 23-27 (8-16)

Venue: Avtokomanda in Skopje. Spectators: 900. Referees: Gjorgi Nachevski and Slave Nikolov. Delegate: Kamer Metalari

HC ALKALOID: Djonov, Petrov 1, Markoski, Mladenovikj, Serafimov 8, Karasmanakis, Stojkovic, Mitev 4, Gjorgiev 2, Galevski 1, Velkovski, Omeragikj, Trajkoski 1, Bingo 3, Savrevski 3, Dimovski

Seven-meter throws: 7/7 Suspensions: 6 m.

HC Vardar 1961: Bogdanovski, Alarov 1, Georgievski 3, Karapalevski, Tomovski, Yasuhira 4, Rodriguez 2, Lazarevski 4, Gojkovic, Srdanovic 7, Nikolic 4, Dukic 2, Stojanovski, Kosevski, Misevski, Gogov

Seven-meter throws: 2/2 Suspensions: 10 m.

HC Alkaloid fell short of scoring points in the derby match against city rivals Vardar 1961 (23-27) in the Super League playoffs. Our team trailed from the beginning, while the opponent skillfully maintained their lead throughout the match. The game at the Avtokomanda arena remained balanced until the score reached 6-7, after which Vardar took over the match. They embarked on a streak, capitalizing on all our team’s attacking errors, extending their lead to 6-12.

At the conclusion of the first half, the visitors held an eight-goal lead (8-16), and despite our team’s efforts to bridge the gap in the second half, they were unsuccessful. Thus, for the second consecutive match, they failed to secure any points in the playoff for both the European Cups and the domestic title. Martin Serafimov emerged as the top scorer for our team having scored eight shots, followed by Marko Mitev with four goals.

HC Alkaloid will be taking a break during the EHF week, with the team set to resume its duties at the end of March with an away match against HC Butel Skopje.



CHC OHRID – ALKALOID 30-26 (16-9)

Venue: Biljanini Izvori in Ohrid. Spectators: 2000. Referees: Dimitar Mitrevski and Blagojche Todorovski. Delegate: Marjan Nachevski

CHC OHRID: Gjorgjeski, Ojleski, Matsuoka, Jukic 1, Stoilevski, Peledija, Ristevski, Taseski 2, Safranko 7, Kukoski, Krstevski 1, Sesic, Orjonikidze 5, Bojanic, Cirar 14

Seven-meter throws: 7/8 Suspensions: 6 min.

HC ALKALOID: Galevski, Trajkoski, Djonov 2, Petrov, Markoski 2, Mladenovikj, Serafimov 5, Gjorgiev 2, Karasmanakis, Stojkovic 3, M. Mitev 2, Omeragikj, Bingo, D. Mitev 7, Savrevski 1, Dimovski 2

Seven-meter throws: 5/5 Suspensions: 6 min.

HC Alkaloid experienced their first match without securing any points in the domestic championship this season. Their 17-game winning streak came to an end this evening in Ohrid.

In their seventh encounter with HC Alkaloid, CHC Ohrid succeeded in earning points for the first time. This outcome has added further complexity to the top of the table, as contenders vie for both the championship title and spots that secure entry into the European Cups for the following season.

Our team committed a few technical errors and impulsive actions at the outset of the match. As a result, for much of the first half, we found ourselves matching the home team goal for goal and trailing by a slim margin. The home team was further reinforced this spring by the addition of three more foreign players and was supported by approximately two thousand spectators.

We managed to equalize the score multiple times and even had a chance to take the lead. However, following this missed opportunity, we experienced what might have been our weakest period yet, allowing the opponent to go on a 6-0 streak from a 10-9 score, ultimately securing a 16-9 lead at halftime.

We started the second half more determined, scoring three consecutive goals in less than two minutes. We couldn’t sustain that momentum, however, as various factors like missed shots, penalties, and goalkeeper interventions disrupted our rhythm. This led to a balanced game where the score fluctuated between four and six goals difference. Ultimately, the match concluded with a score of 30-26.

HC Alkaloid currently holds the second spot in the standings. In the upcoming round, we’ll face another derby match, this time on our home court, with HC Vardar 1961 as the away team.




Venue: Avtokomanda in Skopje. Referees: Aleksandar Vukashinovski and Mirko Trajkovski. Delegate: Marjan Ognjanovski

HC MULTI ESSENCE: Ermanoski, Dimevski 4, Kostovski 7, Ilieski 7, Nasevski, D. Uzunchev 5, Petreski, Trajchev, Omeragik, Cvetkovski, Ivanoski 6, Trajkovski, Todeski, T. Uzunchev, Jordanov, Stojchevikj 3 Seven-meter throws: 5/6 Suspensions: 8 min.

HC E. PELISTER 2: Pechurica, Markoski 4, Mijuskovic 6, Trpchevski, Mladenov, Mitrevski, Ivanovski 3, Dimovski, Talevski 1, Dimitrovski 2, Kalajdjieski, Pecakovski, Gichev, Belistojanoski 3, Jugovski 4, Hadzic 5

Seven-meter throws: 4/5 Suspensions: 10 min.

HC Multi Essence clinched their second playout victory, earning vital points and reaffirming themselves as strong contenders in the premier competition.

Today, our young squad triumphed over E. Pelister 2, a team that held the second spot in the standings before the fourth round.

HC Multi Essence delivered a stellar performance, with the opposing team leading only in the initial minutes (3-1). Following a 5-1 streak, we seized control of the scoreboard, leading 6-4 and then extending it to a comfortable 10-6 advantage.

HC Multi Essence held a 17-12 lead, when a momentary lapse in focus towards the conclusion of the first half allowed the visiting team to reduce the deficit to 15-17.

Right from the start of the second half, HC Multi Essence reaffirmed its dominance and swiftly reinstated a five-goal lead (23-18), which then extended to a commanding seven-goal difference (27-20). Our team maintained this advantage until the final whistle, securing three new points without any significant challenges.

HC Multi Essence will be awarded three official points in the upcoming round as HC Aerodrom has been excluded, granting them a bye.



HC STRUGA – HC ALKALOID 22:32 (10:15)

Venue: Timi in Struga. Referees: Danielo Bozhinovski and Viktor Nachevski. Delegate: Cane Kurtovikj

HC STRUGA: Tutenkoski, Trenchevski 6, Saveski, Mladenovski 5, Klenkoski, Jankulovski 1, Klenjoski, Simonoski, Veljanoski 2, Mechkaroski 2, Kostoski 2, Mateski 1, Boshnjak 3, Markoski, Guskaroski, Rikakovic

Seven-meter throws: 2/4 Suspensions: 8 min.

HC ALKALOID: Galevski, Trajkoski, Djonov 5, Petrov, Mladenovikj 1, Serafimov 3, Karasmanakis 1, Stojkovic 1, M. Mitev, Gjorgiev 2, Omeragikj 1, Bingo, Kofiloski 5, D. Mitev 7, Savrevski 3, Dimovski 3

Seven-meter throws: 2/2 Suspensions: 6 min.

HC Alkaloid lived up to its frontrunner status in the away match in Struga, securing their third playoff victory and maintaining their lead in the table holding perfect 12 points.

In tonight’s match in Struga, our team clinched a decisive win. The game started evenly, with the score tied at 9-9, then our team surged ahead with a 6-1 run, establishing a commanding 15-10 lead by halftime.

HC Alkaloid maintained their momentum in the second half, steadily widening their lead. The gap reached double digits for the first time at 15-25. Young Damjan Mitev, emerged as a key player in this match, delivering an impressive performance with seven goals.




Venue: Avtokomanda in Skopje. Referees: Mihajlo and Metodija Ilievski. Controller: Dragan Nachevski

HC ALKALOID: Galevski, Trajkovski, Djonov 5, Petrov 1, Markoski, Mladenovikj, Serafimov 8, Karasmanakis, Stojkovic 2, M. Mitev 7, Velkovski, Omeragikj, Bingo 2, D. Mitev, Savrevski 1, Dimovski

Seven-meter throws: 3/7 Suspensions: 8 min.

CHC TIKVESH: Gemaljevic, Velkov, Anastasovski 1, Mijatovic 1, Temelkoski, Sokolov, Bakev, Stefanovic 2, Manaskov 6, Okardov, Shuleski 1, Kocev, Simic 6, Majic 1, Gacevic 1, Obina 6

Seven-meter throws: 6/7 Suspensions: 6 min.

Even after the conclusion of the second round, HC Alkaloid remains at the top of the Playoff table. In a closely contested derby against CHC Tikvesh at Avtokomanda, our team clinched a narrow victory with a score of 26-25, earning three valuable points.

Unfortunately, coach Kiril Lazarov had to manage without captain Igor Gjorgiev during this match. There was a positive development for the team, however, as picker Kostadin Petrov made a comeback after an extended period of being sidelined due to injury.

The game started with an even score (6-6), but then the visiting team capitalized on our errors, embarking on a 4-0 run to take a 10-6 lead. They held onto this lead until the 24th minute (12-8). However, our team started to tighten its defense as expected, receiving a boost from goalkeeper Blagojche Trajkovski. This shift in momentum changed the course of the game, allowing HC Alkaloid to go on a 6-0 streak and head into halftime with a two-goal advantage (14-12).

The strong performance persisted in the initial ten minutes of the second half, during which we maintained a lead of up to five goals (18-13).

The flow of the game was disrupted, however, by an exclusion and several missed chances, allowing the visiting team to narrow the gap to two goals (19-21), and subsequently to just one. By the 53rd minute, the score was tied at 23-23.

HC Alkaloid kept their focus and continued scoring until the end of the match. In the last attacking move by the visitors, our defense held strong, forcing them to take a shot, which was saved by our goalkeeper, securing our victory.

In the upcoming two rounds, HC Alkaloid will be competing in away matches. They will face Struga in the first match, followed by an away game against GHC Ohrid.