HC MULTI ESSENCE – HC SKOPJE 2020 32-20 (12-12)

Venue:  Avtokomanda in Skopje. Spectators: 100. Referees: Spasko Kjaev and Gligor Kjaev Delegate: Aco Nikolovski

HC MULTI ESSENCE: Ermanoski, Dimevski 11, Kostovski 3, Ilieski 5, Nasevski 1, D. Uzunchev 6, Petreski 1, Trajchev, Cvetkovski, Ivanoski 3, Trajkovski, Todeski, T. Uzunchev, 1 Jordanov, 1 Stojchevikj.

Seven-meter throws: 2/2. Exclusions: 12m.

HC SKOPJE 2020: Stojkoski, Grujevski, Chakalic 2, Trkalevski 1, Jakimovski 1, Shokoski 7, Stojkoski, Fichorski 3, Peshkirski, Stojanovski 2, Risteski 1, Pavlov 2, Rangelov, Bozinovski 1.

Seven-meter throws: 1/2. Exclusions: 6m.

The match in the Avtokomanda arena saw a balanced first half, with the score tied nine times. Our team held a two-goal lead twice, at 5-3 and 10-8, and later at 11-9. However, by the conclusion of the first half, the visiting team, HC Skopje 2020, managed to equalize at 12-12. Goalkeeper Gjorgji Ermanoski put in an excellent performance, making eight saves in the first half.

At the onset of the second half, Stefan Stojchevikj was shown a red card for his third suspension, but our team managed to find its stride. Starting from a score of 13-14, the Multi Essence squad netted five consecutive goals, bringing the score to a commanding 18-14 lead. Thanks to the exceptional defense, three interceptions lead to goals out of the five scored during this period. Skopje continued to make errors throughout the remainder of the match, which our team capitalized on, extending the run to 12-1 by the 48th minute and leading 25-15.

Up until the final whistle, the outcome of this Super League play-out match was never in question, with our coach Mile Bochkarovski affording all players an opportunity to participate. This win marks HC Multi Essence’s fourth victory in the second part of the season. For the upcoming round, our team is visiting MHC Kumanovo.