HC ALKALOID – HC VARDAR 1961 25-24 (15-13)
Venue: Boris Trajkovski in Skopje. Referees: Dimitar Mitrevski and Blagojche Todorovski. Controllers: Marjan Nachevski and Vasil Chavdarov
HC ALKALOID: Djonov, Markoski, Mladenovikj, Serafimov 7, Karasmanakis 1, Stojkovic 2, M. Mitev 2, Gjorgiev 1, Galevski, Velkovski 1, Simonoski 4, Trajkoski, Bingo 6, D. Mitev 1, Savrevski, Dimovski Seven-meter throws: 3/5 Suspensions: 8 min.

HC VARDAR 1961: Tomovski, Gogov, Jagurinovski 2, Alarov, Georgievski 1, Karapalevski, Yasuhira 5, Rodriguez 1, Bakar, Lazarevski 6, Gojkovic, Srdanovic 5, Nikolic 1, Melo, Mishevski, Petric 3

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

In their second appearance at the Macedonian Cup F4, HC Alkaloid has advanced to their first final. Tonight, our team eliminated Vardar 1961 and will take on E. Pelister in the battle for the cup on Sunday.

HC Alkaloid delivered an outstanding first-half performance against HC Vardar 1961, concluding the period with a two-goal lead. Our team displayed greater cohesion and confidence during this half. After the opening quarter, in which the opponent dictated the scoreline, we managed to level the score at 7-7. From that point on, we took control of the game’s pace. We ended the half with a two-goal advantage (14-12) and maintained the lead until the break.

Our second-half start was subpar in terms of scoring, with four consecutive missed opportunities allowing the opponent to get back into the game. Ten minutes into the half, the score was tied at 18-18. Our players, however, regrouped and restored their composure and stability. Shortly afterwards, we reclaimed the lead, at times holding a three-goal advantage (24-21). Then Vardar fought back at the finish, managing to force a penalty shoot-out in the final second, with the score at 25-24. Ivan Galevski saved Marko Srdanovic’s shot, propelling HC Alkaloid into the final.