HC MULTI ESSENCE – HC VARDAR (N) 25-27 (13-15)

Venue: Avtokomanda in Skopje. Referees: Dimitar Mitrevski and Blagojche Todorovski. Controller: Ljupco Janevski

HC MULTI ESSENCE: Ermanoski, Dimevski 3, Kostovski 5, Ilieski 2, Nasevski, D. Uzunchev 2, Petreski 2, Trajchev, Omeragik 5, G. Trajkovski, Ivanoski, Todeski, T. Uzunchev, J. Trajkovski, Jordanov, Stojchevikj 1

Seven-meter throws: 1/2 Suspensions: 6 min.

VARDAR (N): Micev, Bugarinovikj 8, Kuzev, Oreshkov 2, Acev, Mitevski 5, Micev, Grujovski, Gjorgjev, Petrov, Adamovic 6, Mitic 3, Icev, Peovski, Jovanovski, Trajanov 3

Seven-meter throws: – Suspensions: 8 min.

HC Multi Essence failed to make a successful run in the Super League Playout. Despite their triumph over HC Golden Art in the previous home match, our young team lost points to HC Vardar Negotino, a team that significantly strengthened its roster during the winter transfer period. The match was closely contested and evenly matched for the most part, but missed opportunities in the final moments cost us three points.

HC Multi Essence initially surged to a 3-0 lead at the start of the match, but struggled to maintain momentum. The visitors then responded with a 5-1 run, leveling the game. Throughout the first half, HC Multi Essence managed to maintain a narrow lead of one to two goals, with the score standing at 13-11. However, towards the end of the half, they experienced a significant setback, conceding a 4-0 run to the opposing team, resulting in a halftime score of 15-13 in favor of the Negotino team.

In the second half, following an even start, the visiting team capitalized on the advantage of having an extra-player and established a 21-17 lead.

Subsequently, our wing player Mihajlo Kostovski netted three consecutive goals, narrowing the margin to 20-21 for HC Multi Essence. Despite two missed opportunities to level the score, on the third attempt, we managed to equalize at 21-21. There were instances thereafter however, where the visitors succeeded in reclaiming a two-goal lead.

Afterward, HC Multi Essence made several attempts to equalize the score. Despite narrowing the goal difference, the team struggled to maintain its defensive stance as time passed. The pressure mounted, leading to the final score of 25-27 in favor of the visiting team, who secured the points.