HC MULTI ESSENCE – HC VARDAR 1961 23-40 (11-20)

Venue: Jane Sandanski in Skopje. Referees: Ivo Georgievski and Igor Naumovski. Controller: Kamer Metalari

HC MULTI ESSENCE: Ermanoski, Dimevski 5, Kostovski 1, Ilieski, T. Uzunchev, Petreski, Trajchev, Trajkovski, Vasilevski, Todeski, D. Uzunchev 3, Dimovski, Jordanov 6, Karasmanakis 8

Seven-meter throws: 1/3 Suspensions: 4 min.

HC VARDAR 1961: Tomovski, Jagurinovski 6, Alarov 1, Georgievski 3, Karapaleski 4, Hanser 2, Lazarevski 7, Srdanovic 4, Nikolic 5, Petric 3, Dukic 2, Atanasovski, Stojanovski 1, Kjosevski, Mishevski 2, Gogov

Seven-meter throws: 3/3 Suspensions: 4 min.

In tonight’s return match, with the roles of hosts reversed, HC Multi Essence played as the home team against HC Vardar in the Jane Sandanski arena. Vardar 1961 entered the match as a significant favorite and lived up to that status on the court, securing a convincing 40-23 victory and claiming three points.

HC Multi Essence quickly got into a position to recover from a deficit as the opponent took a 4-1 and later a 6-2 lead. A period of a more balanced match play ensued, however the margin, albeit at a slower pace, continued to widen, reaching a score of 11-20 by the end of the first half. The second half proceeded at a similar pace, ultimately resulting in a final score of 40-23. Valentin Karasmanakis, having scored eight goals, and Oleg Jordanov, with six goals, emerged as the most effective players in our team tonight.