Venue: Jasmin gym in Kavadarci. Referees: Sasho Krkachev and Gjoko Kolevski. Controller: Dragan Nachevski.

CHC Tikvesh: Gemaljevic, Anastasovski 2, Lazov, Mijatovic, Temelkoski 1, Velkov, Sokolov, Stefanovic, Lazov, Manaskov 3, Okardov, Kocev 2, Simic 2, Angelov, Majic 1, Obina 12

Seven-meter throws: 3/8 Suspensions: 10 min.

HC ALKALOID: Trajkovski 1, Djonov 5, Markoski 4, Mladenovikj, Stojchevikj, Mitev 2, Gjorgiev 3, Nikolovski, Velkovski, Omeragikj 1, Bingo 3, Kofiloski, Savrevski 2, Garbeski

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

HC Alkaloid concluded the first part of the Super League Championship season at the top of the table. In the second part, the team will transfer the maximum three points to the Playoff Championship.

This evening, in the final match before the teams are dispersed for representation duties, HC Alkaloid faced CHC Tikvesh on the away court. They secured a 25-23 victory, maintaining a perfect score of 14 wins out of 14 matches played.

HC Alkaloid’s coach Kiril Lazarov could not field Martin Serafimov and Marko Stojkovic this time due to injuries. Cadet goalkeeper Gjorgji Nikolovski filled in for goalkeeper Ivan Galevski who had commitments to the Carpathian Trophy national team, while Maksim Garbeski, a cadet player, took the place of injured Aleksandar Petkovski for the third consecutive match.

The game was intense, featuring strong fouls, while the score remained within a goal to two-goal margin from start to finish. HC Alkaloid controlled the score during the entire first half, leading with 5-4, 9-7, and 10-9. The home team, however, managed to take the lead towards the end, being ahead 11-10, and eventually secured a score of 13-12 at halftime.

In the second half, HC Alkaloid quickly regained the lead at 14-13. The remainder of the match saw a back-and-forth struggle, with the home team occasionally taking the lead (16-15). HC Alkaloid, however, consistently maintained a narrow one-goal advantage, while the home team continuously pursued an equalizer.

Similarly to the first half, they orchestrated a comeback towards the end. In the 60th minute, however Omeragikj brought HC Alkaloid to a 24-23 lead.

CHC Tikvesh called a timeout before the final offensive, but our defense was successful, with goalkeeper Trajkovski subsequently sealing Kavadarci’s fate with a goal into an empty net.