Venue:  Avtokomanda in Skopje. Spectators: 250. Referees: Dimitar Mitrevski and Blagojche Todorovski. Delegate: Igor Ognenov

HC ALKALOID: Galevski, Trajkoski, Djonov, Petrov, Markoski, Mladenovikj 3, Serafimov 9, Karasmanakis, M. Mitev 3, Gjorgjiev, Velkovski 2, Bingo 3, Kofilovski, D. Mitev 1, Savrevski, Dimovski 2.

Seven-meter throws: 8/9. Suspensions: 12 min.

HC BUTEL SKOPJE: Subashevski 5, Andrevski, Pejkovski, Stojanovski, Gjeorgievski 6, Krstevski, Ivanic 2, Stojanoski, Spasovski 2, Kaevski, Blazhevski, Jeftic, Vasilevski 1, Mihajlovic 3, Cvetkovski, Davitkovski 1.

Seven-meter throws: 5/6. Suspensions: 10 min.

HC Alkaloid emerged victorious in Group 2 and secured a spot in the Macedonian Cup final. Our team outperformed HC Butel Skopje defeating it with a final score of 23-20.

In the second half, our team secured the much-needed victory in front of the home crowd. Initially, the opponents took the lead, scoring four consecutive goals and reaching 1-5. However, thanks to goalkeeper Blagojche Trajkoski’s outstanding performance, saving seven shots, our team managed to get back into the game leveling the score at 7-7. Unfortunately, two errors in the final ten minutes of the first half led to a two-goal deficit for us at halftime (9-11).

Once again, Trajkovski demonstrated his skill at the onset of the second half, when together with Bingo they leveled the score to 11-11. The match continued with both teams trading goals, eventually reaching a deadlock at 16-16. However, Butel’s offense encountered difficulties, allowing Martin Serafimov to score three consecutive goals. With an additional goal from Bingo, our team surged ahead to 20-16 with ten minutes left on the clock. This advantage ultimately proved to be enough to clinch the victory at the Avtokomanda arena.

The Macedonian Cup final is scheduled for May. Alongside our HC Alkaloid, HC Eurofarm Pelister, HC Vardar 1961, and CHC Tikvesh have also secured spots in the F4 tournament.