Vardar has been preparing for more than 2 weeks, and they just played their first official match. Within the tournament in Trebinje, Vardar defeated Borac Banja Luka in the 1st round with 34:30 (18:12). We should play the 2nd round against the host Leotar.
This was the first match for the new players that came this season in Vardar. Timur Dibirov scored 9 goals and was the best scorer of the match. He announced that he will be one of the key players this season. All players got a chance to play and the coach David Pisonerro saw how the new players fulfil their assigned roles.
There was no uncertainty in the match. Vardar had an advantage, dictated the pace and imposed a constant rhythm. They had a lead of 10 goals in the 2nd half (29:19).
We had a chance to make replacements and include younger players from the 2nd team. With the replacements it was time for trying new actions and team coordination. So, Borac used this and reduced our lead to 4 goals.
VARDAR – Borac Banja Luka 34-30 (18-12)
Kukulovski 1, Dimitrioski, Gashovski, Kristopans 2, Sikoshek Pelko 4, Dissinger 3, Atman 3, Skube 3, Chupic 1, Toledo 1, Dibirov 9, Gorbok 2, Shishkarev 3, Gorpishin 3, Kugis, Gogov.