HC ALKALOID – HC PROLET 62 28-23 (15-11)

Venue: Avtokomanda in Skopje. Spectators: 280. Referees: Gjorgji Nachevski and Slave Nikolov. Delegate: Kamer Metalari.

HC ALKALOID: Trajkoski, Galevski, Petrov, Markoski 1, Mladenovikj 3, Serafimov 2, Karasmanakis, Stojkovic, M. Mitev 3, Gjorgiev 2, Velkovski 1, Bingo 4, Kofilovski, D. Mitev 5, Savrevski 3, Dimovski 4.

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

HC PROLET 62: Totic, Krsteski, Pecakovski, Vasilevski 7, Dodevski, Dimov, Petkovski, Andonovski 9, Petkovski, Majnov, Dimkovski, Stojanovski, Mladenovski, Mihaljevic, Palevski 3, Arsenovski 4.

Seven-meter throws: 2/3. Suspensions: 0 min.

At the beginning, the two teams were evenly matched, however our squad faced a minor setback as HC Prolet surged ahead to 8-10. Additionally, we faced the disadvantage of Valentin Karasmanakis being red-carded for initiating contact against an opponent. Nonetheless, HC Alkaloid regained control of the match by scoring five consecutive goals, allowing them to take a two-goal lead for the first time at 13-10. In these moments, both our defense and Savrevski, leading the attack, demonstrated excellent performance.

The score stood at 15-11 at halftime, with Martin Dimovski leading our team, having netted thee goals and extending the lead to 18-13. By the 41st minute of the duel at the Avtokomanda arena, Kiril Lazarov’s team had surged ahead with a six-goal difference at 21-15. Blagojche Trajkovski’s solid performance, marked by several saves, further bolstered our advantage, making it easier to secure the win. HC Alkaloid’s biggest lead in this match reached eight goals.

This victory marks HC Alkaloid’s fifth win in the playoffs. In the upcoming ninth round, our team will face CHC Tikvesh in an away match.